A Teacher's Take on Place-Based Education (Nashville Edition)

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Place-based education is a learning model that emphasizes the incorporation of community resources and spaces into the daily life of school children. 

For many parents and prospective students, it's tough to visualize what this means concretely. 

In this post, you'll learn all about what place-based education in Nashville looks like from my perspective as the head of Templeton Academy in Nashville.

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What Can Service-Learning Add to the Curriculum?

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While traditional coursework is central to the school experience, we know that students also learn valuable social and emotional skills that are important for becoming responsible, engaged citizens. Skills like teamwork, empathy, problem-solving, and conflict resolution, are essential for any post-secondary education and all career paths. If we want our teens to acquire those skills, it is vital that some of their educational experiences address this type of experiential learning.

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