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STEM Service Learning May Grow a Generation of Environmental Stewards


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In 2010, I had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with two members of the Cambridge Public School System, Lisa C. Lesser, the seventh-grade science teacher […]

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Introducing the New Pre-Kindergarten Standards


Karen and Jeff

For the past three years, Wheelock professors Karen Worth and Jeff Winokur worked closely with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) to […]

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WriteBoston Case Studies: Coaching Transforms Student Writing

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English and Writing Workshop teacher Van Vuong works with students at Boston Community Leadership Academy.

WriteBoston recently published two valuable new case studies on the impact of offering writing coaching to teachers. WriteBoston promotes deep learning through writing. The organization […]

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