Tag Archives: John Dewey

The School of Nature: Greening Our Schools May Be The Real Cutting Edge of Education

By Richard Louv Outside Atlanta, after returning from a class hike through the woods, an excited six-year-old grabbed his head and said, “There’s so much nature and I only have two eyes and one brain and I think it’s going … Continue reading

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Bringing Service-Learning to the Core of Your Curriculum

K-16 EDUCATORS and COMMUNITY BUILDERS Scholarship Support Extended for CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute. learn more: https://bit.ly/2plXzvY —w/ generous private funder support we’ve extended special scholarship supported registrations.  This is a unique opportunity to join an inspired group of educators … Continue reading

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The Equity Agenda: Holding Fast to Our Shared Beliefs in a Rough K-16 Educational Climate

By BOB SORNSON In 1983 a report about the nation’s public education system was released, “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.” It famously warned: Our nation is at risk. Our once unchallenged preeminence in commerce, industry, science, … Continue reading

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Reaching the Heart and Soul of Teachers

#ReInspire your inner teacher and personal self. Register for CWI’s Summer WEST Institute 2018 with special scholarship support TODAY. learn more: https://bit.ly/2plXzvY

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Global Citizenship: An Instructor’s Experience and Student Response

By ERIC LASSAHN Eric Lassahn serves as the Director of Residence Life & the Center for Civic Engagement at Susquehanna University. In addition he is an adjunct faculty member and program director for Global Opportunities programs. Introduction As a Ph.D. … Continue reading

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“If It’s In Your Mission…”

Tonya Williams, principal of urban Githens Middle School in Durham, North Carolina shares her experience collaborating with the incredibly diverse group of K-16 educators at CWI’s Summer Institute. She discusses her personal journey at the Institute, from self described “neophyte” … Continue reading

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Register for CWI’s Summer EAST Institute Soon

You still have to time to register… for CWI’s Summer EAST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability. June 25-29, Burlington, Vermont. Join a very special group of like minded educators from across the U.S. for an inspired week of … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect: Student Experience Matters Most

By ERIN LYNN RAAB, Ph.D. Student experience, not outcomes, matter most for school design There is a huge push around the country to define the student outcomes we want schools to achieve. Pretty consistently, these have become an array of “graduate … Continue reading

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“It’s Important as a Faculty That We Really Believe In This”

Scott Fischer, Service-Learning Director at Park Tudor School in Indiana thinks that Service-Learning is crucial to bringing education to life. He also thinks its hugely important to show our students that as a faculty we really believe in this through … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Passion to Create Authentic STEM Learning Projects

By BOB JAKUS This is a brief account of how & why I developed “Beyond the Classroom Aquarium,” a yearlong project based, curricular sequence of authentic STEM-Oriented and aquatic ecosystem themed learning activities (for students to love). Beyond the Classroom … Continue reading

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