Category Archives: School/Community Gardens

The School Garden as Therapeutic Education

By JENNIFER BETTINI BALDWIN and SHEILA CONANT BALDWIN Jennifer Bettini Baldwin is Director of Art Therapy at a therapeutic day school for ages 6-21 in Virginia. She has been employed there for nine years. Shelia Conant Baldwin is an Associate … Continue reading

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The Stone Wall Project: A Reflection on Hands-On Learning and Immovable Objects

by MARTINA DANCING EDITORS NOTE: The Stone Wall Project at Guilford Central School in Vermont was part of a long term effort to create and demonstrate the effect and power of hands-on place basedservice-learning experiences — for both students and … Continue reading

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Making Sustainability and Service-Learning Mesh in the Classroom

By NATALIE LAROSE Natalie currently teaches a second and third grade combination in Burlington, Vermont. She previously taught as a math Title I educator at Edmunds Middle School and in the second grade at Edmunds Elementary School, both located in … Continue reading

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Teaching for Mindfulness, is Intentional

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Moving Beyond the Classroom Walls in Los Angeles

By PAULA COHEN Paula Cohen is a veteran teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District. She uses service-learning to create meaningful and relevant experiences for young people and is passionate about connecting our schools and communities. Paula is an alumnus … Continue reading

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Trust Your Students, They Will Shine

By STEVEN COLANGELI Steven teaches science at Middlebury High School in Vermont. He has done remarkable work investing his students with responsibility for their own learning through service-learning and sustainability projects. He has developed a curriculum for alternative education students … 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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Dismantling Neoliberal Education: A Lesson from the Zapatistas

By LEVI GAHMAN We thank Levi for sharing his work here with us. For those who care deeply about teaching from the context of place, through themes of sustainability and service, this piece contains a powerful narrative of the power … Continue reading

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A Unique Opportunity for Los Angeles Area Educators

LA RiverLore is a highly innovative service-learning focused project for K-16 and community based educators. We’re connecting communities, students, and educators along the Los Angeles River. LA RiverLore is providing teachers in local schools the training, inspiration, collaboration, and connections … Continue reading

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The Path to Service is through Your Classroom

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