Tag Archives: professional development

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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What If Early Childhood Professionals Pushed Back?

By RAE PICA Last week I wrote about the uphill battle of advocating for children — especially around the topic of play. But, as you know, our battles these days concern not just play, but also developmentally appropriate practice in general! Sad … 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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Daring Greatly: A Principal Reflects on Risk Taking Teachers

By MARK SONNEMANN Don’t Look Down! Before I begin here, I want to be honest about a few things. The first is that as a white male, my understanding and experience of risk in society is much different than that of … Continue reading

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Why “Chaos” Matters in Work & Life

By ERIK P.M. VERMEULEN Note from the Editor: We love Erik’s writing and his thinking around our rapidly changing world. This piece resonates for me as an educator in terms of the seemingly obvious implications for our students and for … Continue reading

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Join Us at the Institute

We Have a SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORTED Opportunity to Join Us at CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute July 23-27, 2018, Los Angeles, CA Connect Your Classroom to Your Community this year. Engage your students with their Place through Service-Learning and Sustainability. Build … Continue reading

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Why We Are in Trouble If We Don’t Change Education

By ERIK P.M. VERMEULIN How to Prepare for the Future of Work Source “Developers will be at the center of solving the world’s most pressing challenges.” I used this quote from Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in my presentation at the … Continue reading

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Reaching the Heart and Soul of Teachers

#ReInspire your inner teacher and personal self. Register for CWI’s Summer WEST Institute 2018 with special scholarship support TODAY. learn more: https://bit.ly/2plXzvY

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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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