More than an Extracurricular: Integrating Service Learning into the Curriculum

If your school is anything like the schools where I work or the schools where my children attend, parents organize service learning opportunities throughout the school year. There are food drives at Thanksgiving, coat and gift collections during the holidays, a full day of service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, activities on Earth Day, and other opportunities to give back throughout the year. However, it has been my experience that often these opportunities to teach students about service are isolated and outside of the curriculum. This led me to consider the following: How do we incorporate service learning [...]