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An Educator Challenging the Status Quo

Tonia S. Lloyd is an educator and psychologist working with Newark’s Public Schools. She’s a strong believer in the power of service-learning to engage students in their community. She shares her experience working with like minded educators at the Institute. … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Human Right

By RICHARD LOUV Do children — do all of us — have a right to meaningful connection to the natural world? Annelies Henstra, a Dutch human rights attorney, thinks so. She calls it the “forgotten human right.” In the March 2009 issue of Orion … 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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A Brand New Take: American Folk Songs for the Family

— RESOURCE REVIEW from Community Works Journal Finally a songbook for young people that brings alive the core human life lessons of the deepest traditional American songs, from deep Memphis blues to the sounds of a New Orleans second line, … Continue reading

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Taking Teacher Education Back to the Future

By JEAN M. WALLACE Our future is in the hands of our children, and our children’s future is shaped and molded by their learning experiences in our schools. “Every road to a sound economy and a more civil society runs … 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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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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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 Artist Says NOW is the Time to Involve Our Students in their Community

A very powerful interview with artist 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 Emiliano Brooks-Luna for … 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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