Tim Goodwin has written three books, Within These Woods, Ecological Identity: Finding Your Place in a Biological World, and Consider, Construct, Confirm: A New Framework for Teaching and Learning. He writes primarily for two subject areas: teaching and learning, and ecological identity/environmental literacy.

Within These Woods

Purchase the 2021 second edition through Riverfeet Press or from me directly at my store. Here’s a review from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

With the eye of a biologist and the soul of an artist, Tim Goodwin guides the reader on a personal and educational journey through the Northwoods of the Great Lakes Region. He reflects on the elegance of the evolutionary process and the interconnectedness of all living things. At times a microscopic examination of the forest floor, and at others a far-reaching gaze into the wonders of a night sky. Goodwin explores this enchanted place and the delicate dance its history, geology, and organisms have performed since before recorded time. Along the way, he asks the hard questions about stewardship and spirituality that only connecting to nature and understanding our place in it can begin to answer.

From Douglas Wood, Author of Old Turtle and many other books:
n Within These Woods Dr. Tim Goodwin has woven together a tapestry sure to delight those who seek a deeper understanding of the North Country. The science is sound, the writing evocative,  and the illustrations add a touch of personal artistry. But it is the love of place, a love that many will share and find so beautifully expressed, that ties everything together and makes this volume a treasure for any cabin book shelf. It will have a place on mine.

From Anton Treuer, author of Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, and many other books.
Within These Woods delivers an intimate and knowledgeable perspective on on the flora and fauna of the Minnesota forest. It transports us from the page and into the wild. That transforms our worldview. When you really get to know something it it is impossible to be ambivalent about its destruction.

Green Teacher Article: Defining Ecological Identity

My article, Defining Ecological Identity is published in the October, 2020 edition of Green Teacher. Use that link to go to the online journal. You have to subscribe to see the whole article and the rest of the journal. However, Here’s a link to a pdf copy of the article.

Consider, Construct, Confirm: A New Framework for Teaching and Learning, 2nd Edition

This book is written as a resource for use in a teaching methods class with pre-service teachers or for practicing teachers looking for guidance in shifting their teaching paradigm to one that has stronger roots in constructivism and utilizes more thematic-based unit design and inquiry-based/project-based teaching methods. Click here for accompanying video tutorial series. Purchase online from Kendall Hunt.

Ecological Identity: Finding Your Place in a Biological World

Ecological Identity, provides a narrative framework allowing  the reader to put the biology they learned in school into a  meaningful context. The author leads the reader through  topics of biology, ecology, and environmental science, on a journey to discover their own ecological identity so that they can answer for themselves: then, how ought I to live?

You can purchase from Amazon or ask your local bookstore to order it.

American Biology Teacher Article: Educating for Ecological Literacy

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