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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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My Favorite Lesson Plan

By MARC CHABOT My favorite lesson plan occurs on the first day of the last quarter in my Physics class. The class, populated largely by high school seniors, has just finished building Rube Goldberg machines, and is ready to slack … 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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Smaller Schools Build Close-Knit Communities and More Positive Learning

By JEN RITA “The size of the school does not inhibit personal interaction; it encourages it. Small schools typically serve a community nucleus. This invites strong support from parents and community members as well as closer working relationships among the … 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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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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