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The Time to Change Education is Now . . .

By ERIK P.M. VERMEULIN Technology is rapidly creating a new world. But we must teach the next generation to “live smart.” We all love technology. We all come to depend on technology. And we all want to have the latest technologies. … Continue reading

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The Art of “Reinventing Yourself” In an Automated World!

Why Everyone Must Master this Skill By ERIK P.M VERMEULEN Photo by Benjamin Davies on Unsplash Last week, I wrote about the importance of “self-learning.” I identified six elements — what I call the “6Cs” of the cycle of self-learning — that are necessary to achieve … Continue reading

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The Table of Knowledge: A Place for Empowerment

By DR. JILL M. KLEFSTAD The success and sustainability of our work as educators includes finding ways to connect and work together. Higher education typically consists of silos housed within departments, colleges, and schools, across the campus. Although encouraged to … Continue reading

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Experience and Relationships Matter

Abington Friends School, a Quaker-based, coed school serving children in preschool through twelfth grade, located in Jenkintown, offers its Upper School students this real world experience through The Center for Experiential Learning. Under the direction of Rosanne Mistretta, the Center … Continue reading

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Change Challenges All of Us

By MICHAEL FRIEL Like many other towns in Vermont, Guilford has seen significant changes in its character and composition over the past several generations. Not too many years ago Guilford was strictly a farming community, with over 25 active dairy … Continue reading

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A Beacon Aglow: An Institute of Community in The Mountains of Vermont

By SHEILA BAILEY I’d like to share an experience that gave me greater confidence in how much of an impact Place Based Service-Learning can have on improving education and the quality of life, in this case in a small, rural … Continue reading

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It Takes Caddisfly Larvae to Raise a Child

By SUSIE DENEHY , Staff Naturalist/Teacher, Harris Center for Conservation Education We stand in the flowing waters of No-Name Stream in Antrim’s McCabe Forest. Our feet rest on the slippery cobble and the brook’s current tugs at us. We are dressed … Continue reading

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The Child Behind The Grade

By MARK SONNEMANN One Principal’s Perspective on Teachers Going Gradeless Teachers don’t generally like to come down to the office. In fact, most people (even as adults!) still have negative feelings about seeing the principal. They believe when they are … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Back

Veteran educator Anne Tewksbury-Frey talks about her experience with Community Works Institute and the larger and very immediate context of students involved in Place Based Service-Learning. Once you’ve experienced this type of learning environment, “you can’t turn back” to business … 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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