Service Learning in Grades K-8

Experiential Learning That Builds Character and Motivation

Katherine Thomsen ,

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Service Learning in Grades K-8: Experiential Learning That Builds Character and Motivation

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"Teachers and site administrators will find their "how" and "why" questions answered in this inspirational and motivational book."
-Neal A. Glasgow, Educator/Author

"Thomsen′s explanations and examples of service learning show us that students can engage in higher and more complex thinking skills while they serve others, address learning standards, meet the expectations of the curriculum and-oh, by the way-find out that school can be fun!"
-Dr. Richard Castallo, Chair
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
California State University Northridge

"Service Learningin Grades K-8 is a compelling work which addresses a universal need often overlooked in school curricula-the need to practice compassion and generosity. Kate Thomsen provides educators with a practical handbook for teaching wisdom and empathy along with math, language arts, social studies, and science."
-Lauri Pepe Bousquet, MS, CAS, Professor of Education
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

Improve academic, social, and citizenship skills in all students!

Designed to inform and inspire, Service Learning in Grades K-8: Experiential Learning That Builds Character and Motivation, examines the beneficial effects of service learning, explores different types of service learning projects, and explains how to start a successful program. Author Kate Thomsen offers a comprehensive research base, practical and logistical information, and descriptions of varied programs in order to help teachers adapt this strategy to their own students′ needs and interests.

Thomsen′s practical text includes:

The basics for getting started Examples of both curriculum-based and community-based programs Key features of quality projects Specific examples of teambuilding and reflection activities Research documenting the benefits of service learning

Service learning is a powerful educational tool for all students because it directly connects course content to relevant community issues, links to academic standards, engages multiple learning styles, and develops social-emotional attributes.

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