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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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“Obvious” Questions & Thinking Like a Child

By DONNA MARIA ROMEO, PhD. Have you ever found yourself talking to someone about a seemingly mundane subject, such as “your morning cup of coffee routine,” only to discover to your surprise that he or she doesn’t have a morning … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Sharks Gone? A Teen Led Ecological Literacy Project

By JOE HARBER Joe Harber is the education programs director at the National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD and oversees programing and staff working with schools, teachers, and kids. Joe has been at the Aquarium for 13 years, and before that was … Continue reading

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BIG IDEAS for K-16 Education

BIG IDEAS for K-16 Education —Jehan Morsi, Egyptian educator and CWI Institute alum, shares some very big ideas for creating a real community focused purpose and benefit to K-16 education. learn more: http://bit.ly/1PCRv6u

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Getting Your Faculty On Board

Tonya Williams, principal of an urban middle school discusses her experience with an Institute study group. Her goal was to get her faculty fully engaged with Place Based Service-Learning. She talks about how she sees that process playing out successfully. … Continue reading

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A Teacherʼs Thoughts on the Brain

By SUE BOS There has been an explosion in what we know about the brain in recent decades, The brain is literally on our minds these days as more and more researchers share what they have been finding out about … Continue reading

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Student Leadership Development and Community Engagement

by BETH J. VANDERVEER, PhD Beth is the Coordinator of the Recreation Studies Program/Gerontology Certificate Programs at Ohio University, College of Health and Human Services, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences. She primarily teaches in the Recreation Studies academic unit. … Continue reading

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Service-Learning Expands Across a High School’s Curriculum

Ray Dumais of Goffstown High School, is an alumni of Community Works Institute’s Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning. After he attended the Institute, Ray reported significant progress in developing service-learning opportunities at his school. He added, “ The Institute gave … Continue reading

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Mapping McCabe: Connecting Curriculum and Community Through Environmental Education

by Susie Denehy and David Sobel The Reintroduction of Students into the Landscape Dorothy McCabe, thin, strong and well-preserved as a cedar post, had us captivated with her stories. We sat in the parlor of her old home twelve years … Continue reading

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Supporting Smaller Schools and Their Communities

By JOE BROOKS, Community Works Institute (CWI) Over the past several decades small school consolidation and regionalization of schools has rolled on and rolled out in so many communities. Our colleague and contributing editor Stuart Grauer, a teacher, head of … Continue reading

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