Tag Archives: service learning

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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Learning from a Failed Community-University Research Project

By RASHEDA L. WEAVER, Ph.D. In recent years, there has been a growth in the number of university-based graduate programs that aim to provide students with “practical research experience” through enrolling them in experiential education courses that connect them to … 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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The Climate Change Battle Needs Youth Voices

By KELLI GRABOWSKI Participants of the 2018 Western New York Youth Climate Action Summit gather around a banner they created by stamping their footprint and signing their name, pledging that “The oceans are rising, and so are we! “Climate change is … 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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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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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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