Monthly Archives: May 2018

Does Education “Kill” Creativity?

Why We Must Be More Creative about the Education of the Future By ERIK P.M. VERMEULEN Reforming education — putting in place an education appropriate for a digital age — is a challenge. I always knew that. But, the important lesson that I have learnt … Continue reading

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School Shootings: What Does Early Childhood Have to Do with Them?

By RAE PICA I realize this isn’t the kind of thing I typically write about — and it would certainly seem to have nothing to do with early childhood — but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about school shootings. I’ve found myself asking: … Continue reading

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Getting Our Students Out of Their Bubble

Educator and CWI alum Shai Pina talked with us about the importance of providing intentional opportunities for our students to personally experience the real life and humanity of their community. learn more: cwinstitute.net learn more • cwi summer institutes • … Continue reading

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Exile and Restitution: Thoughts on the Riddle of Childscape

By STUART GRAUER Dr. Stuart Grauer is a teacher, the founding Head of School at The Grauer School, and Founder of The Small Schools Coalition. This is part of the answer to the riddle of childhood unhappiness: their minds need, … Continue reading

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TerraCorps, A Great Program Recruiting Team Members

TerraCorps is an innovative national service program helping communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. This year we are looking for 36 new members to become part of the TerraCorps team! As a … Continue reading

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No Straight Lines: Local Leadership and the Path from Government to Governance in Small Cities

Small cities face intricate challenges. No Straight Lines provides the basis for a refined model of community-engaged leadership and research designed to realize equality of quality of life. With particular attention to the small city of Kamloops, BC, this book … Continue reading

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The Place Based Concept in Education

Jane Jack is Director of Small Learning Communities at Decatur Central High School Choice Academy in Indiana. She is an alumna of CWI’s Summer EAST Institute and shares her thoughts on the importance of “place based education” in her students’ … Continue reading

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Gathering for Purpose: Educational Change, Confucius, and the Moving Vehicle

By JOE BROOKS Place Based Service-Learning and educating for Sustainability provide a unique opportunity for making a complete shift in our educational and societal paradigm, at a time when, by nearly everyone’s estimation, we need to return to the essential … Continue reading

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The Real Power of Schools and Students in Their Communities

Matt Budd is an outstanding veteran educator at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, New York, and an alum of CWI’s Summer Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability. He shares his Institute experience and his thoughts on the power … Continue reading

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The Power of “I Don’t Know”

By KARY SCHUMPERT “I don’t know,” I stammered, a few weeks ago in my anatomy class. I was not prepared. I had not finished the reading assignment. Despite my discomfort, though, I felt proud that I was honest and didn’t … Continue reading

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