What is a community?
There is a poem by John Donne that I have always liked. It begins: “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main” What I like about it is the compelling message that, as human beings, we are part of something bigger than […]
Innovate Together: Leaving the Traditional Classroom Behind to Solve Real-World Problems
Research shows that experiential and project-based learning is linked to significant improvements in student test scores, attendance and classroom engagement, as well as improved higher order thinking and problem solving skills and speaks to a broader range of learners. Additionally, there is a great deal of information about learning modalities that suggest a combination of telling […]
Three Cisco Employee Volunteers Recognized as “Citizen Teachers of the Year” by Citizen Schools
Three Cisco employees were recently named “Cisco Citizen Teachers of the Year” by Citizen Schools, one of Cisco’s longtime nonprofit education partners. More than 125 volunteers from Cisco have stepped out of their jobs as engineers, sales executives, and technology professionals to become mentors and “Citizen Teachers,” leading groups of students in 10-week “apprenticeship” classes. […]