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I am a mother, Doctor of Education, educator of educators, researcher, student, trainer, certified life coach, Honorary Doctor of Divinity, mentor, motivational speaker, spiritual advisor, author, poet, artist, YouTuber, advocate, and activist who specializes in transforming individuals and organizations. My mission is to help educators help students help their communities by collaborating with individuals, groups, and institutions to develop strategies for implementing community-based learning activities into the curriculum.
Community-Based Education (CBE)
CBE refers to a variety of instructional practices used to connect what is being taught in schools to students' surrounding communities.
Benefits of CBE include:
✓ Helping students understand academic content in a "real world" context
✓ Increasing students' excitement about learning
✓ Strengthening students' higher-order thinking skills
✓ Developing students' 21st Century and 3rd Millennium Skills™
✓ Improving students' retention of academic knowledge
✓ Expanding students' college and career-readiness
✓ Fostering stronger relationships between schools and their communities
✓ Increasing the community’s investment in, understanding of, and support for the school
CBE is a viable solution to closing the opportunity gap that many marginalized students experience because it is a culturally responsive and relevant approach to education that allows students to use 21st-century skills and standards-based skills to better understand and improve their communities.
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