Category Archives: Sustainability

Nurturing Social Entrepreneurs

By THOMAS WILLIAMSON Twelve students sit around a table with two professors and two staff members. They are figuring out how to help a student set parameters around her social service internship, in particular negotiating reasonable work hours. It’s a … Continue reading

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Taking an Empathic Approach to Learning Through Community Based Fieldwork

By JOE BROOKS, Director, Community Works Institute (CWI) We had a great conversation in Los Angeles recently, with veteran educators Felipe Sanchez and Alexandra Gonzales. (a video is included below) Alexandra is a science/STEM teacher from Long Beach, California who … Continue reading

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Freeways and Country Lanes: A Rebirth of the Small Community School?

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. “Will metro areas evolve from the behemoths they are today into a series of smaller … Continue reading

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Educating for Sustainability: An Introduction

OF PLACE AND EDUCATION By DAVID SOBEL David Sobel is a regular essayist and contributing editor of Community Works Journal and is a Senior Faculty in the Education Department at Antioch University New England. He also coordinates Antioch’s new Nature-based … Continue reading

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An Educator’s Reflection on Progress

By GREGORY HEDGER Last week I had an opportunity to join our seventh grade class on a Week Without Walls (WWW) experience to Hpa-An, an area several ours drive to the east of Yangon. Before going any further with this … Continue reading

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CWI at The Gray Colloquium on Sustainability

Education Director and Founder of Community Works Institute (CWI), Joe Brooks, spoke to St. Marks School students and faculty as the Gray Colloquium Speaker. His keynote talk focused on how schools must bridge the gap between what one learns in … Continue reading

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A Teacher Connects The Brain and Service-Learning

By SUE BOS As the last weeks of summer slip away, I find myself thinking more and more about the upcoming school year. It happens every year at this time; physically I’m still on vacation but my mind is on … Continue reading

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English Learners Building Language and Belonging through Folk Arts Education

By LUCINDA MEGILL LEGENDRE, JANICE PREVAIL, KRISTIN M. LARSEN, AMY BRUECK, and LINDA DEAFENBAUGH Folk Arts Building Language and Belonging Schools and educational programs intentionally designed to support the academic, linguistic, cultural, and social-emotional needs of newcomer English Learners (ELs) … Continue reading

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Intentional Teaching, Against the Odds

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. “When we are born, we cry that we are come To this great stage of … Continue reading

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Democracy in Action: Social Justice Oriented Service-Learning

Casey O’Meara is a public school teacher in Middlebury Vermont. Millennials are innovating new ways to problem solve, through their desire to collaborate and communicate using technology (Burstein, 2013). If Millennials are not engaged in designing new ways to approach … Continue reading

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