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Global Citizenship: An Instructor’s Experience and Student Response

By ERIC LASSAHN Eric Lassahn serves as the Director of Residence Life & the Center for Civic Engagement at Susquehanna University. In addition he is an adjunct faculty member and program director for Global Opportunities programs. Introduction As a Ph.D. … Continue reading

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“If It’s In Your Mission…”

Tonya Williams, principal of urban Githens Middle School in Durham, North Carolina shares her experience collaborating with the incredibly diverse group of K-16 educators at CWI’s Summer Institute. She discusses her personal journey at the Institute, from self described “neophyte” … Continue reading

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“It’s Important as a Faculty That We Really Believe In This”

Scott Fischer, Service-Learning Director at Park Tudor School in Indiana thinks that Service-Learning is crucial to bringing education to life. He also thinks its hugely important to show our students that as a faculty we really believe in this through … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t School Safety Drills Be Implemented with the Children in Mind?

By RAE PICA Would you believe me if I said there’s never been a safer time to be a child in this country? It’s true. But, yes, I know it’s hard to believe. It’s hard to believe because, just lately, … Continue reading

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Are Our Educators Prepared For Their Students?

By TOM WHITBY If there is one thing that I am sure of as an educator it is that rapid change greatly affects both what and how we learn. If there is a second thing that I am sure of … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Passion to Create Authentic STEM Learning Projects

By BOB JAKUS This is a brief account of how & why I developed “Beyond the Classroom Aquarium,” a yearlong project based, curricular sequence of authentic STEM-Oriented and aquatic ecosystem themed learning activities (for students to love). Beyond the Classroom … Continue reading

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A Community Garden Grows in Long Beach: A Teacher’s Students Persevere

By JOE BROOKS —CWI Education Director CWI alum Alexandra Gonzales is truly a talented and visionary STEM teacher at Saint Athanasius School in Long Beach, CA. Alex worked hard on a dream project when she joined us at CWI’s Summer … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Human Right

By RICHARD LOUV Do children — do all of us — have a right to meaningful connection to the natural world? Annelies Henstra, a Dutch human rights attorney, thinks so. She calls it the “forgotten human right.” In the March 2009 issue of Orion … Continue reading

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Speaking to a Teacher’s Heart and Soul

We glimpse a teacher’s heart and we learn what it means to teach. Lisa and a team of her colleagues spent a week at CWI’s Summer Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability working on their school’s curriculum design for … Continue reading

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Policy Makes Me Sick: A School Administrator Reflects on How We Make Decisions

by MARK SONNEMANN It makes you sick too — maybe you just don’t realize it yet. As a child, I used to like to build structures. Whether it was out of Lego, or blankets, or sticks, I loved to make the ideas … Continue reading

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