Category Archives: Higher Education

Finding the Whole Child in Education Reform

By CHRISTOPHER NYE Big challenges lie ahead — fixing the economy so that it more equitably serves everyone, not just those with the wealth and power; rebuilding democracy so that it is no longer hijacked by lobbyists and corporations; and … Continue reading

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Why We Should Embrace Personal Stories in Our Teaching

by JON MADIAN It seems that maturing the human heart depends on developing our insight into other people’s situations; their challenges, sensitivities and talents. A reasonable hypothesis is that our most fundamental values are motivated by our drive to serve … Continue reading

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Teaching for Mindfulness, is Intentional

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Service-Learning as a Valuable and Viable Instructional Model

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

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Latino Teens Draw National Praise for Community Journalism in LA’s Boyle Heights

by RAUL REYES This article was originally published by NBC Latino East Los Angeles, CA — In a neighborhood that is almost entirely Latino, a bilingual community newspaper has drawn national attention for its coverage of local issues such as … 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 and Sustainability, which he attended with a team … Continue reading

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Finding the Teachers We Must Become

We work to transform the learning experience for students, and for ourselves as educators. We seek to connect learning to ourselves, society, and our future. We know that Democracy depends on education and experience. “The teacher is, of course, an … Continue reading

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Establishing Deeper Partnerships Between College and K-12

By DR. ANNE SEBANC and DR. KATHY BARLOW Our successful 3.5 year service learning project began when one of us, Professor Kathy Barlow, reached out to a local principal to see if her school could benefit from Whittier College students … Continue reading

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Teaching Local Means Smashing the Corporate Textbook Conundrum

By Dr. JAMES CURIEL Dr. James Curiel holds a Masters in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Davis. He has written and presented internationally on transformative … Continue reading

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Producing with Purpose: Students Using Critical Independent Media as a Tool to Serve the Community

By OSCAR GUERRA NUNEZ What better way to enhance students’ academic learning and acquire career related skills than by fostering opportunities that will help make connections between our universities and the communities in which they thrive?   Through redesigning and … Continue reading

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