Tag: Lifelong Learning

  • Why I Volunteer with FISH

    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, […]

  • Volunteering Is Good for Your Heart — UVa Health – Live Red

    Volunteering Is Good for Your Heart — UVa Health – Live Red

    Healthy, Engaged & Learning – all in one package! A report by the Corporation for National & Community Service reveals a link between volunteering and good health. Specifically, doing for others relieves stress, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, enhances the immune system and may even prolong your life. Continue reading … http://www.clubreduva.com/community/volunteering-is-good-for-your-heart I get […]

  • Classroom Blogging Prepares Kids for the 21st Century

    Jordan: First let me say that I really enjoyed reading your book, especially the emphasis you put on writing. You argue: “The central virtue of a liberal education is that it teaches you how to write, and writing makes you think.” I appreciated that you didn’t just emphasize the importance of writing as a technical skill, […]

  • International Neighbors | WHY CHARLOTTESVILLE?

    Why Charlottesville? Charlottesville is one of only 22 cities in the United States where the International Rescue Committee is located. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (http://www.rescue.org/) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping people to survive and to rebuild their lives.  Since 1998, Charlottesville has become home to […]

  • Brain Training: Learn to code by volunteering in a #CSFirst / #Scratch after-school club.

    Brain Training: Learn to code by volunteering in a #CSFirst / #Scratch after-school club.

    CS First/Scratch – Volunteer & Keep Your Brain Sharp!

  • Google #CSFirst #Scratch Club – perfect for a diverse elementary school population!

    Google #CSFirst #Scratch Club – perfect for a diverse elementary school population!

    We were so pleased with our first run of the CS First – Game Design activities during our Spring 2015 after-school Computer Club for students in third and fourth grade at Jackson-Via ES. We discovered Google’s CS First midway in our Scratch Club schedule this spring, and thus we ran out of meetings before we were able to […]