Monthly Archives: January 2017

A School District Commits to Civic Engagement

By STEVE ZEMELMAN In Oak Park, California, the entire school district has embraced civic and social action. Both educators and students are involved in a wide set of projects, most addressing environmental issues. Some of the efforts are service-oriented, while … Continue reading

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Beginnings: Accountability and the Life of a Educator

By KARY SCHUMPERT I guess that I am smack dab in the middle of my career. It is also smack dab in the middle of the school year, and yet I ponder beginnings. Sometimes we think of beginnings as the … Continue reading

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The Physics of Humanity and the Power of Student Exhibition

By JONATHAN STABLEFORD I had seen this classroom before — lab tables with students working independently or in small groups, the clutter of work-in-progress, laptops open and running, a bicycle propped in the corner — but today when I approached … Continue reading

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My Journey with Food Justice in School and Communities

By STEPHANIE SAINTILIEN Hello! My name is Stephanie Saintilien, I am a recent alum of The City College of New York and currently a Strategy & Partnerships Program Associate with AmeriCorps VISTA, in New York City’s Community Schools. Last Spring … Continue reading

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Fishin’ My Life Away: Great Teaching is the Study of the Student

By STUART GRAUER There would be no teachers out there. It was a potentially bewildering, map-free realm, and instructions at the fly shop were on the order of: Get on the frontage road. Before Divide, you take the gravel turnoff, … Continue reading

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Moving From Bake Sales to a Deeper Approach to Service-Learning in Morocco

By ALEX DAILEY Alex Dailey currently teaches secondary ESOL and coordinates CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) and service learning at the Rabat American School in Morocco. In the past, she’s taught in the Oregon public schools and at the Lincoln … Continue reading

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Students Overcoming Negative Stereotypes With Jailed Partners

By DONNA DUFNER, Ph.D., JUDITH MONARREZ DIAZ-KELSEY, and PAMEL ASHLEY Donna Dufner, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in the College of Information Science & Technology. Judith Monarrez Diaz-Kelsey, MS is an Academic Advisor … Continue reading

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Discover Project Based Service-Learning

NOW is surely the time to engage our students in their community. Make Project Based Service-Learning a part of your teaching and a part of the culture of your school or community organization. The rewards for your students are powerful … Continue reading

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Join Us This Year! Scholarship Supported Rates are Now

CWI’s 2018 Institutes on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability —Los Angeles and Burlington, Vermont Join K-16 and community educators, from across the U.S. and international schools, for a week of expert training, and inspiring curriculum design work. A unique opportunity … Continue reading

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A Vision of Education for Now: Reimagining School through Learning Communities, Science, and Technology

By JON MADIAN Ignoring the Science No institution has been more resistant to reform than schools. Everyone has a list of reform inhibitors. Ironically, the most recent inhibitor is Accountability Testing aligned with the Common Core. Begun with the intention … Continue reading

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