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Shouldn’t School Safety Drills Be Implemented with the Children in Mind?

By RAE PICA Would you believe me if I said there’s never been a safer time to be a child in this country? It’s true. But, yes, I know it’s hard to believe. It’s hard to believe because, just lately, … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Passion to Create Authentic STEM Learning Projects

By BOB JAKUS This is a brief account of how & why I developed “Beyond the Classroom Aquarium,” a yearlong project based, curricular sequence of authentic STEM-Oriented and aquatic ecosystem themed learning activities (for students to love). Beyond the Classroom … Continue reading

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Speaking to a Teacher’s Heart and Soul

We glimpse a teacher’s heart and we learn what it means to teach. Lisa and a team of her colleagues spent a week at CWI’s Summer Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability working on their school’s curriculum design for … Continue reading

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Policy Makes Me Sick: A School Administrator Reflects on How We Make Decisions

by MARK SONNEMANN It makes you sick too — maybe you just don’t realize it yet. As a child, I used to like to build structures. Whether it was out of Lego, or blankets, or sticks, I loved to make the ideas … 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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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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