Tag Archives: place based education

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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K-16 PD Trainings with Passion at the Core

#TeachwithPassion Bring a CWI Faculty Training and Planning event to your school. We meet schools exactly where they are. Customized trainings, presentations, and guided planning sessions that integrate your school’s own unique needs and resources. learn more: https://bit.ly/2qFXfHe

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Stop Reinforcing the Status Quo, Inside or Outside Academia

By IRENE SANCHEZ, Ph.D. The ivory tower as a whole doesn’t uplift anything, but those who reinforce it. It reinforces existing power. The status quo. A lot of folks within it do too. A lot of people who preach social … Continue reading

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EVERY TEACHER CAN BE A NATURAL TEACHER: 10 Ways You Can Add Vitamin “N” to the Classroom & Beyond

By RICHARD LOUV Not long ago I met some dedicated young women who were doing their student teaching at an impressive nature-based preschool. They made it clear that they’d love to pursue careers at similar schools. But they were discouraged … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss This Chance to Move Your School Program Forward

PLAN AHEAD this year. Register yourself or a School Cohort this week for CWI’s 2019 Institutes with 50% Scholarship Rates, thanks to a generous private funder. https://bit.ly/2pjtPRp    

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How Libraries Can Connect Children and Adults to Nature, and Build Support for Libraries

By RICHARD LOUV Can libraries connect children to nature? You bet. “Today, via a library’s outdoor learning space, librarians are participating in the growing movement to connect children with the environment,” write Tracy Delgado-LaStella and Sandra Feinberg in this month’s … Continue reading

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Why Your “Soft Skills” Matter in Building a Culture of Success

Communication & Collaboration in a “Digital Mindset” By ERIK P.M VERMEULEN I am in Almaty in Kazakhstan. The mission? To help a company build an open and transparent culture appropriate for a digital age. The problem? To ensure that company values, … Continue reading

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What Is The Purpose of Education?

By MARK SONNEMAN Graham Brown-Martin gives us an answer to this question in his Tedx talk “Learning (Re)Imagined” . Here is his response: The purpose of education is to equip our children with the skills to reimagine society to meet the … Continue reading

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Teaching for Empathy, An Opportunity for Schools

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY for School Teams #TeachingforEmpathy Engage your students with their Place and its People. Register now for 2019 CWI EAST or WEST Institutes with a PREMIUM early registration. learn more: https://bit.ly/1PCRv6u

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