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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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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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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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The Power of “I Don’t Know”

By KARY SCHUMPERT “I don’t know,” I stammered, a few weeks ago in my anatomy class. I was not prepared. I had not finished the reading assignment. Despite my discomfort, though, I felt proud that I was honest and didn’t … Continue reading

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Something Larger: The Benefits of My Anthropological and Humanist Training

By MARTIN ORTLIEB Below are a couple of sketched observations why I feel fortunate about my training. I believe it helps me help the world in a time during which humanity faces many urgent challenges. (Forgive me, this is the … Continue reading

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An International Educator’s Perspective on Our Priorities

VOICES from the INSTITUTE SERIES Marta Vernet is the Community Engagement and Service-Learning Director for the American School of Barcelona. Marta thinks Service-Learning is crucial for today’s students, across the world, experiential learning in a world of virtual reality. Reciprocity … Continue reading

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Swimming Upstream Against the Current: Changing the School Improvement Paradigm

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. A Different Approach to School Improvement Crellin Elementary School in … Continue reading

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An Artist Says NOW is the Time to Involve Our Students in their Community

A very powerful interview with artist and CWI alum Margo Mullen, a passionate believer in bringing people and communities together through Place Based Service-Learning (and Art of course!) As Margo says, “Now is the time”. — Thanks to Nathalie Sanchez and … Continue reading

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