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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

Empowering our teachers as the innovative risk takers we know they are. learn more: https://bit.ly/2pjtPRp  

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Unique Scholarship Support This Week!

Teach for Empathy Through Place Based Service-Learning —Register today and grab a very special Early Bird Registration Rate, for individual educators and school cohort-teams. learn more: https://bit.ly/2pjtPRp

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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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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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Global Citizens: What Schools Need to Do Now

Saidy Godette, a teacher at Georgetown International School and alum of Community Works Institute (CWI) is very clear what our students need to experience in school to think like and become global citizens. learn more: http://www.communityworksinstitute.org

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Communities Without Limits: Ambiguity, Uncertainty and Questions

By MARK SONNEMANN When I began my Master’s degree in English Literature back in the mid-90’s, all of us had to take a compulsory course in Literary Criticism. It scared the heck out of most of us; the professor was … Continue reading

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If You Want to Learn the Pipes, You Will Need a Great Teacher

By STUART GRAUER It was the greatest drought in forty years and we were concerned the emerald isle would be brown, but we were keeping quiet about it. I had a teacher’s scholarship to study Irish culture at the esteemed … Continue reading

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