Synopses & Reviews
A wealth of activities, ideas, resources, and more to encourage K12 service learning. Service learning can be so much more than picking up trash or recycling -- although both are a great place to start! Cathryn Berger Kaye, a former classroom teacher who is an educational workshop leader and speaker, has written an eloquent, exhilarating guide to help teachers and youth workers engage young hearts and minds in service learning.
Kaye presents service learning -- its importance, elements, steps, and
challenges -- within classroom and community settings. The book features chapters on a variety of topics (animals, the environment, hunger, homelessness, social justice, and more) and provides relevant quotations, background information, activities, real-life examples, and ideas that have worked for other teachers. In addition, special "Bookshelf" sections highlight and describe nearly 300 books that the author feels offer insightful teachable moments about service learning, responsibility, caring, and helping -- as well as ways to encourage discussion and make the lesson last. Interviews with authors James Howe, Michael J. Rosen, Francesco Jimenez, and others provide additional insight into the character-building importance of giving back.
“Rich in information, ideas, and practical suggestions, this guide inspires and reminds me how important our youth are and what valuable contributors they can be. Cathryn’s book brings learning and service to life.”
—Elaine Liebsohn, America’s Promise Alliance
Service learning can be so much more than picking up trash or cleaning up graffiti?although both are great places to start. A treasury of activities, ideas, and resources, this eloquent, exhilarating guide can help teachers and youth workers engage young hearts and minds in reaching out and giving back. Author Cathryn Berger Kaye, an educational workshop leader, speaker, and former classroom teacher, presents service learning?its importance, steps, essential elements, and challenges?within a curricular context. Chapters cover a variety of common service-learning themes including animals, the environment, hunger and homelessness, community safety, literacy, and social justice. Each includes inspiring quotations, background information and resources, preparation activities, real-life examples, and ideas that have worked for other teachers. ?Bookshelf? sections describe nearly 300 books that offer teachable moments about service learning, responsibility, caring, and helping, as w
A treasury of activities, ideas, and resources, The Complete Guide to Service Learning can help teachers and youth workers engage young hearts and minds in reaching out and giving back. Author, and internationally known service learning expert, Cathryn Berger Kaye presents service learning—its importance, steps, essential elements, and challenges—within a curricular context.
About the Author
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., is a former classroom teacher and an International Service Learning Consultant. She works with state departments of education, university faculty and students, school districts, and classroom teachers on a variety of education issues such as service learning, civic responsibility, student leadership, and respectful school communities.