CCR Blog

Facilitator Spotlight: Carly Siuta from City Year Chicago

Dec 03 2012 Yangyang Zong
City Year Chicago members pose for a picture
Carly Siuta, our facilitator of the month, leads civic reflection discussions with City Year members and staff, and supports second-year members as they learn to facilitate.

Carly Siuta, Impact Manager at City Year Chicago, is an experienced civic reflection facilitator and has been leading discussions with AmeriCorps members for 5 years. Carly shared her experiences with…

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The Healing Power of Poetry I

The Poetry Ward: a doctor dispenses poems to medical students

Nov 15 2012 Catherine Tufariello
Doctor holding hand of patient
"Dr. Danielle Ofri recounts how she “prescribes” poems for patients and medical students alike."

In July 2012 the Poetry Foundation published two articles on “The Healing Power of Poetry.” In “The Poetry Ward" Dr. Danielle Ofri recounts how she “prescribes” poems for patients…

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Teachers Need More Time For Planning, Collaboration and Inquiry

Apr 09 2012 Joby Gardener
The Book, The Flat World and Education
Teachers in high achieving nations spend 40-60% of their time preparing to teach and learning to teach well, while most U.S. teachers have little to no time to work with colleagues during the school day.

As we are inundated with calls for measuring teacher performance, weeding out bad teachers, and hiring, firing, and paying teachers according to student performance on multiple choice standardized tests (and…

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