Tag Archives: professional development

“Obvious” Questions & Thinking Like a Child

By DONNA MARIA ROMEO, PhD. Have you ever found yourself talking to someone about a seemingly mundane subject, such as “your morning cup of coffee routine,” only to discover to your surprise that he or she doesn’t have a morning … Continue reading

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Teaching for Sustainability on the Bayou

By Dr. CATHLEEN BECNEL RICHARD, Ed.D. Dr. Cathleen Becnel Richard is an Assistant Professor at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She earned her doctorate in 2010 from Northcentral University in E-Learning and Teaching Online. Her research interests include academic … Continue reading

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Getting Your Faculty On Board

Tonya Williams, principal of an urban middle school discusses her experience with an Institute study group. Her goal was to get her faculty fully engaged with Place Based Service-Learning. She talks about how she sees that process playing out successfully. … Continue reading

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Why Service-Learning is Essential for Our Students

“They can take the tests, but what does that really mean?” Chicago area educator Dominic Manola thinks that Service-Learning is essential for students in creating real accomplishment and relevance for their education. He has big plans too…. —learn more about … Continue reading

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A Teacherʼs Thoughts on the Brain

By SUE BOS There has been an explosion in what we know about the brain in recent decades, The brain is literally on our minds these days as more and more researchers share what they have been finding out about … Continue reading

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Service-Learning Expands Across a High School’s Curriculum

Ray Dumais of Goffstown High School, is an alumni of Community Works Institute’s Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning. After he attended the Institute, Ray reported significant progress in developing service-learning opportunities at his school. He added, “ The Institute gave … 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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Listening to Our Institute Participants

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For Your Faculty, Place Based Service-Learning Training On Site at Your School

K-16 educators, We’re gearing up for Spring, Summer and Fall workshops. Bring a Faculty Training and Planning event to your school. learn more: http://bit.ly/2qFXfHe

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Supporting Smaller Schools and Their Communities

By JOE BROOKS, Community Works Institute (CWI) Over the past several decades small school consolidation and regionalization of schools has rolled on and rolled out in so many communities. Our colleague and contributing editor Stuart Grauer, a teacher, head of … Continue reading

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