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at no cost. The Journal is a  unique resource for K-16 and community based educators. The Journal has been published by Community Works Institute (CWI) since 1995, in support of teaching practices that build community. The Journal features essays and … Continue reading

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Sustaining Service-Learning: Lessons From Two Decades of Change

By MARTHA RICH Martha Rich recently retired after twenty years as Head of School at Thetford Academy in Vermont. Thetford Academy is public-private school and has been designated a National Service-Learning Leader School. Martha has served as a faculty member … Continue reading

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Nature Journals: An Enduring Marriage of Art and Literature

By DEB CROWDER Deb Crowder has taught elementary, junior high and high school art, and has been a senior high art teacher at Monadnock Regional Junior-Senior High School in Swanzey, New Hampshire for the past twenty-one years. She recently completed … Continue reading

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How Peacemaking Changed a School District

By CAROLYN SCHODT AND STACEY CRUISE For decades, neighbors called John Paul Jones Middle School “Jones’ Jail.” Repeatedly disruptive student behavior made learning an everyday struggle for teachers and students. Abysmal reading scores were accompanied by rampant incidents involving weapons, serious … Continue reading

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A Unique K-16 Professional Development Experience

LIMITED SPACE, REGISTER SOON! CWI’s 2018 Summer Institutes on Place Based Service-Learning a PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND DESIGN LAB FOR K-16 and COMMUNITY EDUCATORS Expert training, experienced guidance, with supportive collaboration. Create academically rigorous service focused curriculum programs. Connect your academic … Continue reading

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The School Garden as Therapeutic Education

By JENNIFER BETTINI BALDWIN and SHEILA CONANT BALDWIN Jennifer Bettini Baldwin is Director of Art Therapy at a therapeutic day school for ages 6-21 in Virginia. She has been employed there for nine years. Shelia Conant Baldwin is an Associate … Continue reading

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Educating for Sustainability: An Introduction

OF PLACE AND EDUCATION By DAVID SOBEL David Sobel is a regular essayist and contributing editor of Community Works Journal and is a Senior Faculty in the Education Department at Antioch University New England. He also coordinates Antioch’s new Nature-based … Continue reading

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Hope on a Tightrope: The Miller Street School

THE ECOLOGY OF TEACHING Hope on a Tightrope: The Miller Street School By HECTOR J. VILA Hector J. Vila is an Assistant Professor in Writing at Middlebury College in Vermont. He has been teaching writing in urban and rural environments … Continue reading

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Establishing Deeper Partnerships Between College and K-12

By DR. ANNE SEBANC and DR. KATHY BARLOW Our successful 3.5 year service learning project began when one of us, Professor Kathy Barlow, reached out to a local principal to see if her school could benefit from Whittier College students … Continue reading

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