Materialism may seem like a huge problem that's beyond your control. You can't change our whole society! But you can take action in your classroom to discourage materialism. For suggestions, read my post on the JClub Blog.
I'm a former special education teacher who now writes for kids and teens. I've been published in many magazines, and I'm also the author of 3 books of children's plays, 2 comic collections, and other books, too.