Tag Archives: John Dewey

Bringing Together the Resources Students At Risk Need to Succeed

By JOHN D. TERRY and MARK D. WEIST Educators labor for students to succeed in a context of significant pressure to achieve academic outcomes (Daly et al., 2006). Our work is often times made more difficult by personal and environmental … Continue reading

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Mapping McCabe: Connecting Curriculum and Community Through Environmental Education

BY SUSIE DENEHY and DAVID SOBEL The Reintroduction of Students into the Landscape Dorothy McCabe, thin, strong and well-preserved as a cedar post, had us captivated with her stories. We sat in the parlor of her old home twelve years … 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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Empowered Teachers

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The Little Things: Uncovering Identity on Campus through Dress and Adornment—A Case Study of a Class Exhibition Project

By CARRIE HERTZ Carrie Hertz is the Curator of Textiles and Costume at the Museum of International Folk Art. From 2011 to 2014, she served as Curator of Folk Arts at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. She earned her … Continue reading

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What Happens When Teachers Explore the Community

Register Today for 2019 CWI Institutes with 50% Scholarship Support CWI Institutes provide K-16 educators with training in Collaborative Ethnography, with an opportunity to practice their new skills in the field. Our goal is to train and inspire local teachers … 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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