Friday, October 16, 2015


Extended comments:
Response to Sydnei

"Serve learning makes students active participants in service projects that aim to respond to the needs of the community while furthering the academic goals of students."   

This quote explains how service learning is important because it helps students and teachers with having an extra hand in the classroom or just helping the community in general with whatever service learning they decide to go into. It also helps the actual student doing the service learning better themselves. It gives the student a better understanding of the things that they will experience when they actually go out into the field. This also helps the student because it helps them really decide if this is the path that they want to go down. 

      I agree with what you had to say about the quote. I believe that having the opportunity to go out and help the teachers with an extra hand including helping students with extra support is such a great thing because not only you better yourself in what way of teaching you want to do, but you get to see what you can improve on.   

 "By finding and engaging in community service activities, Mr. Johnson explained, students would interact with those less fortunate than themselves and would experience the excitement and joy of learning while using the community as a classroom."   

When this teacher explained that the students were going to help people that were less fortunate than they were, he explained that they are going to feel happy about doing this. By having the chance to use the "community as a classroom" just gives students a chance to explore their options and see how many opportunities are truly out there in the community. 

      Having someone by your side to just see what you're learning is such a great feeling. I remember being in first grade and having a "buddy" from a upper classman to come in and we got to show off what we was learning and got extra help from them if we needed. having someone to support you and be there every step of the way makes any one happy.    

"By engaging in meaningful service - whether tutoring children for whom English is a second language, helping patients in a hospital, doing difficult chores for the elderly, or supervising younger children's recreational activities - students will have opportunities to experience what David Hornbeck, former Maryland state superintendent, referred to as 'the joy of reaching out to others.'"

   This quote is meaningful because it shows that there is joy when you each out to helps others. From something as little to helping a student solve a math problem to helping elderly people move from a chair to a bed any of those things can be so rewarding. When you find something that you love doing it just starts to naturally come to you and you feel that joy throughout the entire time you're engaged with it. 
         I feel like this is a great explanation for the quote. I work with kids who have autism and seeing them laugh and giggle after a long day of lessons brings a smile on my face because I can see the frustration they have. it is such a rewarding feeling because you are making such a difference in their lives by being there and helping them with every step that you can. 

Being able to have the opportunity and going out into these classrooms for our service learning is such a great experience because we learn so much with just being there and helping our groups out. I had a internship before in high school for 4 years at a kindergarten classroom and every year that I was there, I learned different ways within myself to teach in the classroom, different ways to praise and motivate them as I get to know how they learn.  


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  2. Your blog this week inspired me to do the extended comments topic for my own blog, and I mainly based it off of the style of yours. Great blog!

  3. I really liked your blog post! great work

  4. I really like the picture that you used!

  5. I love the quotes you used and think you did a great job with this post! thanks for sharing!

  6. i really liked the picture you used and your little personal story reminds me when i was little too always trying to show off in class