Category Archives: Sustainability

Where Have All The Sharks Gone? A Teen Led Ecological Literacy Project

By JOE HARBER Joe Harber is the education programs director at the National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD and oversees programing and staff working with schools, teachers, and kids. Joe has been at the Aquarium for 13 years, and before that was … Continue reading

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Teaching for Sustainability on the Bayou

By Dr. CATHLEEN BECNEL RICHARD, Ed.D. Dr. Cathleen Becnel Richard is an Assistant Professor at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She earned her doctorate in 2010 from Northcentral University in E-Learning and Teaching Online. Her research interests include academic … Continue reading

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Why Service-Learning is Essential for Our Students

“They can take the tests, but what does that really mean?” Chicago area educator Dominic Manola thinks that Service-Learning is essential for students in creating real accomplishment and relevance for their education. He has big plans too…. —learn more about … Continue reading

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Student Leadership Development and Community Engagement

by BETH J. VANDERVEER, PhD Beth is the Coordinator of the Recreation Studies Program/Gerontology Certificate Programs at Ohio University, College of Health and Human Services, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences. She primarily teaches in the Recreation Studies academic unit. … Continue reading

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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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