December 16th, 2010

Change the World with Service Learning: Released this Week (and giveaway!)

I just opened the mail this week to discover my new book, the hot off the press, called Change the World with Service Learning:  How to Organize, Lead and Assess Service Learning Projects.

Why should we care about service learning?  Because it can keep kids in school, improve their grades, attendance, attitude, civic engagment, and sense of responsibility.  In short, service learning can help close the acheivment gap that exists in American schools and connect kids to their communities.

Service learning is not community service. It is an under used teaching and learning method that solves community problems by having students research, explore, and connect to and share with their communities.

What’s the book about?

Change the World with Service Learning is clear, direct, and easy to use, and was designed for busy teachers integrating service learning into their existing curriculum. This book guides teachers from all content areas and grade levels to create outstanding service-learning projects with students like no other book does. Change the World with Service Learning is a no-fluff, step-by-step, teacher-to-teacher description of how to create, plan, teach, and celebrate service-learning projects that meet and exceed local, district, and national curricular expectations.

Know a teacher? Please send them this post. All teachers can use this book to integrate service learning into their existing curriculum, and will be inspired by the success stories and reasons to lead service learning projects with their students.

Or enter them in this giveway. Yep, I’m giving away one hot off the press copy of this new book.  Just add a comment on this post for a chance to win.  Good luck!

Don’t want to wait? You can find it at my publisher’s website, Rowman Littlefield Press, on Amazon, or ask for it at your local bookstore.

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6 Responses to “Change the World with Service Learning: Released this Week (and giveaway!)”

  1. I would love to win a copy of this book. As a teacher in a school district where most students live in poverty, I would love to incorporate some of these ideas in my classroom.

  2. My Mom teaches in a low-income, hispanic neighborhood. I think something like this would be great for her kids and her own personal growth. I am a SAHM and would love to help her come up with some ideas for her classroom!

  3. I am a teacher and member of a childrens theatre, would love to get the book!

  4. Hi! I am trying to become a teacher and could really use a book like yours. I firmly believe in the principles that you are teaching.

  5. Katy – Bravo! Can’t wait to see it.

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