Service Learning Primer
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SOME FRIENDLY ADVICE
Experienced service-learning organizers suggest the following:
Start small: Even a weeklong, very focused project can benefit all involved.
Let the students be the leaders: Dont carry a load that your students should be carrying; remember that part of the goal is for them to take responsibility. The more responsibility the students take, the better.
Be flexible: Working with community organizations means being mindful of their schedules and of the changes they experience.
Closely tie the project to your curriculum: You may be able to substitute or cut back on part of your instruction if the service-learning project adequately helps students to understand the same material.
(thanks to teachervision.com for these suggestions)
On the next page you'll find a project planning sheet. Very useful.
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