Tag Archives: place based education

Changing Teacher Education Changes Everything

By MARK SONNEMAN I have been threatening to write something on this topic for some time, and a timely snow day have given me the opportunity to get a solid start on things. If you have read anything I have … Continue reading

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Students Applying Economics Through Campus Place-Based Learning

By MATTHEW METZGAR Introduction Place-based learning is a pedagogy where the local community and built environment are used as vehicles for learning. In previous semesters, the author has utilized place-based learning by connecting business and economics students with local businesses. … Continue reading

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Community Outreach in Texas: Students Apply Their Skills in the Real World

By KELLI NEUMAN and AUSTIN LARGE Picture a group of students storming a council meeting, except they aren’t there to protest — they’re there to run the meeting. One student, witnessing the needs of the elderly and handicapped in her community, creates … Continue reading

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We’re Changing the Educational Paradigm

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The Concept is Love

We interviewed CWI Institute alum Sean Lloyd, Chief Engagement Officer at Paolo Freire Charter School in Newark, New Jersey. Sean speaks with great eloquence on our need for fidelity to what we really believe as educators.. learn more: https://bit.ly/1PCRv6u  

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Education is the Key to a Better Future, But…

“We Must TEACH Them How to LEARN!” By ERIK P.M VERMEULEN Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash Becoming a better writer is a never-ending process of self- learning and discovery. I started to write a piece per week more than a year … Continue reading

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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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Experience and Relationships Matter

Abington Friends School, a Quaker-based, coed school serving children in preschool through twelfth grade, located in Jenkintown, offers its Upper School students this real world experience through The Center for Experiential Learning. Under the direction of Rosanne Mistretta, the Center … Continue reading

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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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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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