Blog: April 2014

A Winning Combination for Service Learning in Buenos Aires

April 30, 2014

Buenos Aires is a lively city—an ideal place to gather for the Latin American Heads Conference, an assembly of dynamic educators from across South and Latin America, over 170 in attendance. These forty plus schools brought their leaders along with other administrators, teachers, and, for the first time, high school students. How can one prepare for […]

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A Garden Grows in Kuala Lumpur

April 18, 2014

How can you create a garden with these ingredients: Minimal space Ambitious students A supportive school Ask Laurence Myers, sustainability and service learning coordinator at the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. By telling his story My left-field lesson – Independence in bloom on the world’s largest online network of teachers, TES Connect, he is taking […]

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5 Elements of Effective Thinking

April 4, 2014

When I first heard Michael Starbird speak on this topic, I knew we had a kindred experience going on. This small yet powerful book The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (Edward Burger and Michael Starbird, Princeton University Press, 2012) encapsulates key teachable lessons that make transparent specific aspects of how we unravel and advance knowing. […]

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Get Your Garden On—and See What Else Grows

April 2, 2014

Climb to the rooftop of NIST International School’s secondary building and your eyes will see a sight to behold: A magnificent garden in raised beds set amid Bangkok’s high rise towers. An array of plants thriving under the care of dedicated students and educators. As teachers from area schools toured (gathered for a Service Learning […]

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