Animals

Pet Therapy Terminology Tufts: Reading Buddies Elementary School Middle School High School Michigan Paws for Success Children’s Hospital Autism Nursing Homes Courts Equine Assisted Therapies At-Risk Youth Veterans Horses for Heroes Rescue Urban Animal Control Thoroughbreds Bunnies: Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary Shelters No Kill Fostering Preparing for Adoption Crafting Beds and Blankets Snuggles Project ReadingContinue reading “Animals”

Food

Fifth Grade Leadership Role A district wide K-12 service learning project creates an ongoing, self-sustaining system to address food insecurity in local communities. Fresh Food Recovery Grocery stores Restaurants Urban Bakeries School cafeterias Field Gleaning Gathering fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste Article for perspective on the logic and process Organization models: SocietyContinue reading “Food”

American Youth Are Unique – Let’s Play to Their Strengths

We need to establish our American identity in our system of education. Our youth are Americans who want to participate in meaningful ways. They want to explore the world and connect with others, they want voice. American youth want to create meaningful change, and know they are capable. As older Americans, we may seek theirContinue reading “American Youth Are Unique – Let’s Play to Their Strengths”

High School Dropout Can Fade Away

We need to start at the beginning – at the root – to grow strong, interactive engagement with our youth and rediscover the heartbeat of education that is alive with relevance. Without an overarching design that starts from the beginning to create a solid foundation, we will continue to falter and wander within a weakContinue reading “High School Dropout Can Fade Away”

We – the People – Are the Inspiration

If we gathered all the service projects we have created – and organized them by topic so we could see what we have, we would find overwhelming evidence that as a people, we are wonderfully equipped with capability. We already have so much of what we need. Beyond the project details, there is an incrediblyContinue reading “We – the People – Are the Inspiration”

Solution in Our Midst

My husband teaches language arts in our local middle school and he receives publications from NYSUT (New York State United Teachers). I was struck by the recent cover photo and the statistic: 1 in 4 children in New York live in poverty. When I think of poverty, the first thing that comes to mind isContinue reading “Solution in Our Midst”