Service learning has far reaching effects.
The very best service learning is tailored to existing needs, both your student needs and the broader needs of a community. Plus, service learning seemed to engage and motivate ALL my students, especially the ones that sometimes struggled with behavior or academics. In my experience, it was also critical to tie service learning to student interests. We provide far more service learning suggestions than any class could do with any meaning at all. We only hope one or two a year can spark an interest and help you take that next step with your students. Of course, I did not have a curated collection of resources like Go2Science when I was in the classroom, so I developed a method for designing service learning projects with my students.
Five steps to Service Learning
I encourage you to adapt, change, or even ignore our service learning suggestions! But I also encourage you to find ways your students can do good in the world. You'll be surprised at how it also helps them do well in school!
Meet Beth and Curtis!
Presidential Award-Winning teacher and hula hoop fanatic, Beth loves bringing real world science to kids! Beth is fascinated by engineering challenges, technology, and outdoor learning spaces. After 25 years teaching kindergarten, she’s excited to share her passion and experience on-line with classrooms from around the world!