Monthly Archives: November 2011

How Do I Get Started Volunteering?

It’s important to think of how you will approach a school or teacher when you offer to volunteer. Take a minute to organize your approach. 1. Do you know a staff member or a family of a student who attends the school? If so, speak with that person. Ask about which classrooms want or need… Read More »

Active Listening & Wait Time

Two key strategies  (active listening and wait time) used in classrooms also work in small groups. They assist group leaders as well as the groups they lead. Both show respect for the learning in progress. Active listening demonstrates taking turns as well as respect for the speaker.When a person is speaking, all attention needs to be… Read More »