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Education is the Key to a Better Future, But…

“We Must TEACH Them How to LEARN!” By ERIK P.M VERMEULEN Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash Becoming a better writer is a never-ending process of self- learning and discovery. I started to write a piece per week more than a year … Continue reading

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Experience and Relationships Matter

Abington Friends School, a Quaker-based, coed school serving children in preschool through twelfth grade, located in Jenkintown, offers its Upper School students this real world experience through The Center for Experiential Learning. Under the direction of Rosanne Mistretta, the Center … Continue reading

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The Little Things: Uncovering Identity on Campus through Dress and Adornment—A Case Study of a Class Exhibition Project

By CARRIE HERTZ Carrie Hertz is the Curator of Textiles and Costume at the Museum of International Folk Art. From 2011 to 2014, she served as Curator of Folk Arts at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. She earned her … Continue reading

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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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Stop Reinforcing the Status Quo, Inside or Outside Academia

By IRENE SANCHEZ, Ph.D. The ivory tower as a whole doesn’t uplift anything, but those who reinforce it. It reinforces existing power. The status quo. A lot of folks within it do too. A lot of people who preach social … Continue reading

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What Is The Purpose of Education?

By MARK SONNEMAN Graham Brown-Martin gives us an answer to this question in his Tedx talk “Learning (Re)Imagined” . Here is his response: The purpose of education is to equip our children with the skills to reimagine society to meet the … Continue reading

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Smart Change and Possibility: Educating for the Teachable Moments

By DON TAYLOR Don Taylor is a Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Main Street Middle School (MSMS)in Montpelier, Vermont. Don is an alumnus of CWI’s Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning, which he attended with a team member from … Continue reading

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Education through Restoration: Creating Meaningful Service-Learning Projects in the Parks

By MARIJKE HECHT Marijke Hecht is the Director of Education at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and alumnus of CWI’s Summer Institute on Service-Learning. She and her team of educators spent a week with CWI working on development of the new … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Story of Student Advocacy Writing Through a Summer Camp Program

By STEVE ZEMELMAN Introduction Mark Dziedzic, Director of the Greater Madison Writing Project (based at the University of Wisconsin — Madison) has been telling me about a summer camp on advocacy writing that teachers with the Project organized last summer. Not only … Continue reading

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Join Us at The Institute with Special Scholarship Support

Very Special Scholarship Support Available! Join us this month at CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning. learn more: https://bit.ly/2plXzvY    

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