Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spark Student Motivation: Community Service

Let's leave a little sparkle wherever we go!
 Community Service is so important to teach and incorporate in our classrooms. There are many reasons to encourage your students to do community service projects:
  • Brings your class together
Our class worked as a team to complete the project and they had fun working together.
  • Builds self-esteem
My students are growing and learning from these experiences, it makes them feel good about themselves.
  • Teaches them about civic responsibilities
They learn about taking care of others and our community, everyone should have an invested interested.
  • Shows each student they can make a difference
When they see the results or praise after completing a project, they realize they helped make it possible and it mattered.

 
For this community service project we cleaned up our campus on Earth Day.
 



 
They were very excited to participate in this project to make sure our school campus stays clean. When we returned to our classroom we discussed what they learned and how they felt about this community service. They learned that by picking up trash they are saving the earth, animals, and plants. Also, just as important, they said they'll never litter again because it's hard work picking up trash that other people didn't throw away. :)
It's super hot here in Florida and they worked hard for an hour helping each other and our community and I was very proud of them!
 

I hope you had a wonderful week! Please link up any lessons, ideas, tips, tricks, incentives, ANYTHING you do get your students motivated or excited!
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3 comments:

  1. Community Service is almost a magical motivator! I once had a group of very self-centered students until I took them to an assisted living community to celebrate Veterans' Day. It made an amazing difference. :)

    -Lisa
    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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  2. I'm a BIG believer in community service also!! It gets kids to stop thinking about themselves and start focusing on other!! I LOVE how green & large your campus is! (I'm in Los Angeles, where there's definitely more asphalt than grass0

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  3. Many thanks for sharing this very diverse opinion post where each expert has no doubt shared his best knowledge on the topic. Have more success in your journey.
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