The Value of Community Service in the Classroom

The holidays are the most popular time of year for volunteering in the community, as the spirit of giving is in the air (and schedules are often more flexible away from work and school).  At many schools, however, community service — and service learning — is regularly incorporated into classroom curriculum and lessons throughout the…

What are the benefits of a school MakerSpace program?

MakerSpaces are making waves at schools from coast-to-coast these days.  A MakerSpace is a dedicated spot in a classroom or library where students can create, tinker, build, and solve problems in a hands-on way. And as the saying goes…tinkers are thinkers.  Whether they are building something entirely from their own imaginations or creating something with…