Tag Archives: early childhood

The Blame Game and Lousy Learning Outcomes for Our Students

By BOB SORNSON Can we find someone to blame for the sorry state of public education in America? For years we have played the Blame Game, looking for someone to blame for our lousy state and national educational performance. During … Continue reading

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Student Leadership Development and Community Engagement

by Beth J. VanDerveer, PhD, Associate Professor, Coordinator Recreation Studies Program/Gerontology Certificate Programs, Ohio University During National Library Week, “Celebrate Reading,” a collaborative partnership with students in a Recreation Leadership course and faculty at Ohio University, Ohio University- Friends of … 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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Why Register Early? (Because We Have Scholarship Support)

Join us at CWI’s 2019 Institute, in Burlington, Vermont or Los Angeles. Connect your academic and social goals with compelling student centered and community focused projects that deepen skills and learning. Teaching for Empathy CWI Institutes are about connecting academic … Continue reading

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Children Are Losing Their Connection to Nature - and the Consequences Are Real

By RAE PICA Have you seen the Hidden Valley ad in which they sit down with three generations of families and ask, “What did you like to do for fun as a kid?” (I’ve embedded the video below.) I watched … Continue reading

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Standardized Delivery of Instruction Lacks Meaningful Assessment and Endangers Our Children

By BOB SORNSON Digital game designers do not use end of unit assessments and they don’t give grades. Instead, assessment is embedded into every moment of the game. The level of difficulty in a game is increased only when the … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss This Chance to Move Your School Program Forward

PLAN AHEAD this year. Register yourself or a School Cohort this week for CWI’s 2019 Institutes with 50% Scholarship Rates, thanks to a generous private funder. https://bit.ly/2pjtPRp    

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Teaching For Empathy: Join Us in 2019 with Your School Team

Here it is… 2019 PREMIUM Institute registrations are NOW. Save 40% per educator. Bring your school team and join us at The Institute on Place Based Service-Learning, in 2019. #PlanAhead this year. https://bit.ly/1PCRv6u #TeachingEmpathy #teaching #socialemotional

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Join Us at the Institute

We Have a SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORTED Opportunity to Join Us at CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute July 23-27, 2018, Los Angeles, CA Connect Your Classroom to Your Community this year. Engage your students with their Place through Service-Learning and Sustainability. Build … Continue reading

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