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Kieve Wavus News Spring 2021 Vol. 95 No. 1

The Leadership School and Summer Camp Connection Since their beginnings, The Leadership School, Kieve and Wavus have been great places for enthusiastic young teachers to launch their careers – at most recent count, more than 200 current educators started out on Damariscotta Lake. This summer, over 70% of our TLS Educators will be working as camp counselors and assistant directors,

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Teaching Kindness and Respect

This has been a difficult year for all of us.  Here at Kieve Wavus Education, it’s been too quiet without the usual roar from kids running around these campuses.  We are ready for normal to return and we are so grateful to have a team that has totally dedicated themselves to finding new and creative ways to fulfill our mission. 

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Kieve Wavus News Fall 2020 Vol. 94 No. 2

Do the Hard Things: A Perspective on 2020 from Damariscotta Lake This summer has been unlike any other since Dick Kennedy hired me as a Camp Kieve counselor in the spring of 1983. With no summer camps, we had to re-imagine ourselves and find new ways to fulfill our mission of empowering others this year. This started locally in March

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Kieve Wavus News Spring 2020 Vol. 94 No. 1

Kieve Wavus Education Pitches in to help Lincoln County Food Initiative This March, as the Coronavirus pandemic made its effects felt in Maine, Kieve Wavus Education suspended all programming through the month of May. This spring has been hard for all of us, for so many reasons. At KWE, the sudden quiet on our campuses was unsettling. Not known for

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KWE at Home: Card Prediction

Explain that each person should predict in turn what the next card in the deck is not. (“The next card is not an ___”) If they are correct (they do not name the card that’s flipped), then the game continues. If they do name the card (value) that is flipped, the round ends.

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KWE at Home: Kim’s Game Variation

Plan: If playing virtually, grab 12-20 objects from your junk drawer and take a photo of them or find an image or someone else’s using a google search. If playing at home, grab objects and a bandanna or scarf. Do: Show the image (or collection) of objects to the group. For younger students, ask them a few questions about the array

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KWE at Home: Find a New Spot (aka Stand Up and Dance If…)

This activity is best completed in person but can also be done through video conferencing. It provides a movement break while also promoting connections. You could complete it asynchronously by providing participants with a survey and creating a grid of the results, which would allow for a feeling of connection and to learn commonalities without the requirement to all be

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KWE at Home: Simply Paper

We can all be given the same instructions but complete a task differently. If our product is different from others, it can create conflict or conclusion. During this activity, participants explore how different interpretations encourage diversity.  On your own, follow the written instructions below to create a paper snowflake. Compare your snowflake to the snowflakes made by others following the

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KWE at Home: Xerox Goes Virtual

Communication skills help build and maintain healthy relationships. For this activity, we take a classic activity, Xerox (also known as back to back), and make it accessible remotely. Challenge a partner across the room or across the world to recreate an image you have drawn based entirely on your oral or written description. Plan: What do you think you might

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Winter 2020 EIR Conclusion

Our Educator in Residence (EIR) program has blossomed since the first seven educators were planted in six schools for eight weeks in 2013. Almost all of our seasonal Leadership School educators embedded themselves in partner schools and community organizations for 10 or more weeks this winter. Four will be continuing on for an additional time this Spring. While the EIR

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