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Building Critical Moral Consciousness Through a Service Scholars Program

By GLEN COTTEN and SIMONE FRANCIS “Service is not just about action, but must also be done with the conscious awareness of oneself and others, and with the commitment to constantly learning and acting as a global citizen.” These words, … Continue reading

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An Educator’s Adventure in Los Angeles! Space is Limited

Join us for CWI’s internationally acclaimed Summer WEST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability. Los Angeles • July 24-28, 2017 LIMITED SPACE —Reinspire your curriculum! Join educators from across the U.S. and beyond. learn more: http://bit.ly/1PCRv6u Now is the … Continue reading

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What Kind of Experience Do We Want for Our Children?

By GREGORY HEDGER I have not written much for the personal this year. This has been due to a sudden and unexpected change in our family status. My wife and I have three daughters. The oldest is out of college, … Continue reading

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Mapping the Neighborhood: Experiential Learning as a Survival Skill

By PAUL LOWE I’ve been teaching in the MacArthur Park/Westlake district of Los Angeles for ten years and have worked with a host of immigrant families. Most of them are from Mexico, and some of them have migrated from other … Continue reading

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The Essence of Social Learning: From Classroom to Community

BY SARAH ANDERSON I began my teaching career as an outdoor educator, leading and engaging small groups in hands-on, community-building activities. After working with a group of kids for just one week at a time, some of them gave me … Continue reading

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Educators Finding Power in Collaboration and Mutual Support

By JOE BROOKS With CWI’s annual Summer Institutes on Service-Learning and Sustainability now well into their third decade, we’ve been privileged to share the work with educators from an incredibly diverse set of experiences and backgrounds. Most teachers or administrators … Continue reading

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Finding and Working with Like-Minded Educators

By JOE BROOKS A clear awareness of the need for connection and community-building within the teaching profession led to the launching of Community Works Journal in the mid 1990’s, as a way to create connections and bring community focused teaching … Continue reading

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Finding the Whole Child in Education Reform

By CHRISTOPHER NYE Big challenges lie ahead — fixing the economy so that it more equitably serves everyone, not just those with the wealth and power; rebuilding democracy so that it is no longer hijacked by lobbyists and corporations; and … Continue reading

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The Bat Cave: Accessing the Deeper with Our Students

By STUART GRAUER Dr. Stuart Grauer is a teacher, the founding Head of School at The Grauer School, and Founder of The Small Schools Coalition. Sean Preci’s winning high school surf team set out for the coral reef breaks and … Continue reading

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Support Your School Service Program with On-Site Professional Development

We Support Local Schools and Community Organizations Since 1995, Community Works Institute (CWI) has worked with school and community educators — across the U.S. and internationally — in support of building teaching practices that connect K-16 students and curriculum to … Continue reading

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