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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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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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2018 Summer EAST Institute Filling Rapidly, Register Soon

CWI’s 2018 Summer EAST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability—SPACE IS LIMITED JUNE 25-29, 2018, BURLINGTON, VERMONT Don’t miss the longest running Service-Learning training for educators in the world, Summer EAST is a powerful learning lab for educators, set … Continue reading

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Lise Leist: Poverty as a Service Theme and College Admissions Process

We had a conversation recently with Lise Leist, Director of Community Affairs at the very exclusive King School in Connecticut. Lise digs into the rapidly shifting college admissions process. The usual test score nonsense in admissions continues, but they really … Continue reading

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Does Education “Kill” Creativity?

Why We Must Be More Creative about the Education of the Future By ERIK P.M. VERMEULEN Reforming education — putting in place an education appropriate for a digital age — is a challenge. I always knew that. But, the important lesson that I have learnt … Continue reading

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School Shootings: What Does Early Childhood Have to Do with Them?

By RAE PICA I realize this isn’t the kind of thing I typically write about — and it would certainly seem to have nothing to do with early childhood — but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about school shootings. I’ve found myself asking: … Continue reading

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Exile and Restitution: Thoughts on the Riddle of Childscape

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. This is part of the answer to the riddle of childhood unhappiness: their minds need, … Continue reading

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Gathering for Purpose: Educational Change, Confucius, and the Moving Vehicle

By JOE BROOKS Place Based Service-Learning and educating for Sustainability provide a unique opportunity for making a complete shift in our educational and societal paradigm, at a time when, by nearly everyone’s estimation, we need to return to the essential … Continue reading

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The Real Power of Schools and Students in Their Communities

Matt Budd is an outstanding veteran educator at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, New York, and an alum of CWI’s Summer Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability. He shares his Institute experience and his thoughts on the power … Continue reading

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