My New Makerspace

Following a long-standing habit of remaking myself every few years, I have renamed my former "Teaching/Learning & Technology" blog "Ruthk's Makerspace," and started off in a new direction. For the past few years I have been devoting  time at the elementary school where I volunteer as a tutor/mentor to help teachers and school administrators make …

Why I Volunteer with FISH

My favorite Volunteer AND Lifelong-Learning activity in Charlottesville is my work as a FISH Mentor/Tutor with ESL (English as a Second Language) students at a nearby elementary school. I am learning so much about other languages, countries, cultures, and customs.  Of course I am helping these students learn how to read, write, and converse in English, …