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service-learningFeatured Article from Community Works Journal
The Ecology of Teaching: Finding the Heart of Students,
and the Soul of Education
by Hector Vila
We assume that our system is so complex that's it's nearly incomprehensible to the student; we now have systems, plural. In these systems and their mechanisms we essentially construct discipline, which fosters, primarily, dependency; it weakens the obsequious student who is blindly shepherded towards authority. This is an incredibly false construction caused by higher education's intimate relationship with the economic system; these systems mirror each other. read more

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liz bertschFEATURED ESSAY from Community Works Journal
A Good Sentence

I didn’t like school as a child. Not only did I feel profoundly alone, I didn’t understand why we read what we read, studied what we studied, and why I knew that boys played football in the fall, baseball in spring, and why I knew nothing about the athletic calendar of girls. The only school project of significance to me was when my seventh grade science teacher demanded that we maintain a journal to explore our personal ideas about what we pursued in science that year. I remember nothing of the details of what I wrote about, but I remember writing often and engaging with my ideas on the page. read more

The Complete Resource for Service-Learning
Connecting Service-Learning to the Curriculum
Our revised and expanded third edition, is now in use by thousands of educators across the U.S., and internationally. This publication
was created by teachers for teacher and includes an all new section on Education for Sustainability, along with an expanded series of exemplars and planning guides. This will be your go to guide for planning, implementing, and evaluating compelling service projects with your students.
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