Monthly Archives: July 2018

Summer’s Good Surprises: Let’s Talk Teaching Empathy

Summer is full of Good surprises. Here’s one for the tuned-in educator. A fabulous opportunity to bring a team from your school to CWI’s 2019 Summer EAST or WEST Institutes. Register now and we’ll even help you recruit your complete … Continue reading

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Plan Ahead for 2019, with a PREMIUM Institute Registration

Teaching Empathy through specifically focused Community based learning experiences is what our teachers craft and design at CWI Institutes. Expert training, guided planning, and inspired collaboration with K-16 educators from across the U.S. Bring a SCHOOL TEAM with a 2019 … Continue reading

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Teaching For Empathy: Join Us in 2019 with Your School Team

Here it is… 2019 PREMIUM Institute registrations are NOW. Save 40% per educator. Bring your school team and join us at The Institute on Place Based Service-Learning, in 2019. #PlanAhead this year. https://bit.ly/1PCRv6u #TeachingEmpathy #teaching #socialemotional

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Why “Chaos” Matters in Work & Life

By ERIK P.M. VERMEULEN Note from the Editor: We love Erik’s writing and his thinking around our rapidly changing world. This piece resonates for me as an educator in terms of the seemingly obvious implications for our students and for … Continue reading

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Join Us at the Institute

We Have a SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORTED Opportunity to Join Us at CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute July 23-27, 2018, Los Angeles, CA Connect Your Classroom to Your Community this year. Engage your students with their Place through Service-Learning and Sustainability. Build … Continue reading

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Blogging Our Way to Cultural Understanding

By SYLVIE DEBEVEC HENNING and LUCI FERNANDES The following article explores the experience of two educators who are using classroom based blogging to deepen understanding, raise important questions, and ultimately as a tool to build classroom community, Sylvie Debevec Henning … Continue reading

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Teaching Students to Leave a Legacy

By STEVE BUZZELL Steve Buzzell and his teaching partner Jeff Grogan are 7th grade teachers at Stowe Middle School in Vermont. They spent a week together at CWI’s Summer Institute on Service-Learning. In looking back over my notes, and reflecting … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper: Charting a Path to Change Through Service-Learning and Sustainability

By RICK COTA Director of Sustainability and Nutrition Services Claremont Unified School District, California Looking back now, I find myself lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from so many caring people during my experience at Community Works Institute … Continue reading

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Service-Learning as a Valuable and Viable Instructional Model

BY EMILY WRIGLEY Emily is Kindergarten/Grade 1 Looping Classroom Teacher at Union Elementary School in Montpelier Vermont. She attended CWI’s Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning with a team of colleagues from her district. Emily’s school district has been working hard … Continue reading

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Smart Change and Possibility: Educating for the Teachable Moments

By DON TAYLOR Don Taylor is a Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Main Street Middle School (MSMS)in Montpelier, Vermont. Don is an alumnus of CWI’s Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning, which he attended with a team member from … Continue reading

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