#9: A Grasp At A Deeper Understanding

In only one week I have learned a great deal of knowledge on ELL students and the broad topic of...

Understanding More about Cultural Communication, What is the problem?

During the November retreat I decided to change topics from the Vermont Opioid Epidemic to cultural Communications in schools. Before...

#9: What I have Done So Far

This week was mostly research around animation programs and what our short videos will look like. Each video will be...

#9: How do you define “mental health challenge”?

How do you define “mental health challenge”? Is it an “illness”? What does the phrase “mental health challenges” mean to...

Lake Champlain Pollution; Recent Discoveries and Ideas

Leaving the retreat a week ago, I had a clear idea of the problem we had and how my team...

Week 1: We want to tell people how to make a difference – Smashing Sexism

It’s been only one week since our retreat. Over the past week we realized that there’s a problem, but we...

#9 When Interviewing Becomes Complicated With Bias

  Questions – When dealing with this disorder, how does it affect you in everyday life when interacting with others?...

#9: Strangers to Mental Health Care: Interviewing the Outsiders

-Do you know someone who struggles with mental illness? -How would you define mental health? -Do you believe that anyone...

Week 1: Sharpening My Focus

This week is my first week of my new topic—OUR new topic. In reading other group members’ blogs and doing...

Week One: Now We’re Angry.

Lets get right to it,  Wednesday brought a lot of emotions for me as it did for many. I still...

#8: I Have Some Questions To Ask You

A week or so ago I met with Lina and Bob and we made a plan for the next few...

November Retreat: A Working Sleepover

The retreat began promptly at 9 AM last Saturday in the parking lot of Middlebury Union High School. I was carpooling...

The Struggle for our Shared Humanity

Redirecting my focus and building on the momentum During the November retreat I somewhat spontaneously changed my topic. My mission...

Week 1 Migrant Worker Conflicts/Perspectives

What are the conflicts / different perspectives at play in the story? I don’t know very much about this topic,...

Week 1 Research – Conflicts

What are the different conflicts/perspectives at play in the story? The Mexican Farmworkers Unfair pay Long hours Poor living conditions...

November Retreat: Eager to Get To Work

The best conversations are those which end in excitement—and the feeling that they’re not over yet. Measured in conversations, last...

Week 1 – What’s the Conflict?

What’s the conflict that surrounds migrant workers? migrant workers are treated unfairly (lower than minimum wages, longer hours, tiny and...

Mt Philo Meditation & Our First Overnight Retreat

WTS Update: November 9th  We are two months into complex work: digging deep into critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in a...

The First Retreat: Tackling Lake Champlain Pollution

I am so happy with the outcome of our first “What’s the Story?” overnight retreat. I went into this meeting...

November Retreat: There’s no going back now

I came into this weekend kind of knowing what to expect, as I did this all last year. However what...

Nov Retreat; Changing Topic and New Beginings

The November retreat at Common Ground was as productive as it could have been in terms of developing my topic...

Nov Retreat: The Beginning of the End (Of Animal Cruelty)

The nervousness lay thick in the air Saturday morning, as Mr. O’Leary stood at the foot of the room, discussing...

NOV. Retreat: Put It On The Back Burner

Yesterday we all walked into the What’s the Story? retreat worried about how this would play out. Most of us...

November Retreat: My Path Change

Sadly, I came in late on Saturday. I missed most of the pitches, so when I get here I was...

#9 – November Retreat – Trying to find common ground…

It all started with me trying to find common ground. Not meaning the phrase, meaning the place. Oops! I meant,...

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