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Register for CWI’s Summer EAST Institute Soon

You still have to time to register… for CWI’s Summer EAST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability. June 25-29, Burlington, Vermont. Join a very special group of like minded educators from across the U.S. for an inspired week of … Continue reading

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An Educator Challenging the Status Quo

Tonia S. Lloyd is an educator and psychologist working with Newark’s Public Schools. She’s a strong believer in the power of service-learning to engage students in their community. She shares her experience working with like minded educators at the Institute. … 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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Taking Teacher Education Back to the Future

By JEAN M. WALLACE Our future is in the hands of our children, and our children’s future is shaped and molded by their learning experiences in our schools. “Every road to a sound economy and a more civil society runs … Continue reading

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Should We Be Teaching Children’s It’s a Dog-Eat-Dog World?: Thoughts on Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood

By RAE PICA As educators and parents, we only want the best for the children we work and live with. And that means giving every bit as much attention — if not more — to their social-emotional development in early childhood as it does … Continue reading

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“Be Careful!”: Teaching Children to Fear

By RAE PICA How many times do you imagine a child hears an adult say, “Be careful!”? I suspect it’s a close second to them hearing, “No!” And, if it’s a female child, it may be the number-one phrase coming … Continue reading

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The School of Nature: Greening Our Schools May Be The Real Cutting Edge of Education

By RICHARD LOUV Outside Atlanta, after returning from a class hike through the woods, an excited six-year-old grabbed his head and said, “There’s so much nature and I only have two eyes and one brain and I think it’s going … Continue reading

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Imagine a Newer World

By RICHARD LOUV The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends, ’Tis not too late to seek a newer world. — Alfred, Lord Tennyson Imagine a newer world A world in which … Continue reading

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TerraCorps, A Great Program Recruiting Team Members

TerraCorps is an innovative national service program helping communities conserve and secure land for the health and well-being of people and nature. This year we are looking for 36 new members to become part of the TerraCorps team! As a … Continue reading

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