Blog: August 2016

The Ability to Protest

August 30, 2016

Three recent ongoing events have captured my attention. The Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa’s protest during the summer Olympic games, the protest led by Native Americans against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and NFL player Colin Kaepernick sitting during the national anthem. These all connect to the 1964 World’s Fair in held in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, […]

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A New School Year Boost–Engaging Teaching

August 24, 2016

Last November, I led day workshop for the Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Network. We had about 140 attendees, from kindergarten to higher ed, and the day was lively and productive. With a variety of engaging experiences to build the skills for leading service learning with students, I also modeled “engaging teaching strategies” throughout. And I […]

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Clarify Terms, please!

August 24, 2016

Email received with this question: “I would really appreciate if you can share me the difference between terms such as volunteer, community service, service learning.” These answers are broad strokes intended to open the dialogue. In society in general the role of the volunteer is quite important — providing much needed assistance in ways that are not being […]

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Questions Asked and Answered: Ideas for Growing Service Learning

August 18, 2016

On August 9-10, 2016, I returned to the Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Network to lead an advanced service learning day of interactions and ideas with a K-12 focus. However, as always, the clock arrived at 3:30 with more to cover and more questions. As a follow-up, I offer this response to four important questions. If these questions […]

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