Requiring community service. I do this in National Honor Society. They have a certain number of hours to earn, however, they choose what they do. Serving and helping others is part of what we do. However, I see the points he makes in this article, particularly if a competition or reward is put in place.
I'm touched by the discussions that are going on about Emily Rader. her aunt, Melanie Boyd, and I started a conversation after Melanie's comment on a blog post I wrote a while back. I think it is good to have networks build around causes, people, and struggles and trials of life. It helps us cope and provide encouragement to those who feel alone in their crisis. to make a page, just go to this page and click "create a page" and then begin sharing it with your network.
Join in the virtual walk for breast cancer - you can design your walker (male or female) and pay $5 to register your walk. The founder of this organization lost her battle to breast cancer this week. I"ve created a team called edubloggers -- please join me and walk with the edublogger team. This is another example of how virtual fundraising and events can make a difference.
I hope the organization reaches its goal in Dorit's honor.
This seems to be a great organization with curriculum, information and a structure to plan community service projects within your class. Students can earn points and an awards program exists as well.
I've gotten permission for our Special Olympics Bocce Ball event to be an ad hoc event to support this cause. We have over 50 students who serve as officials for Special Olympics Bocce Ball players - it has become a very large Special Olympics Event in the State of Georgia.
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