Impact Of Service Years

Service years transform lives, strengthen communities, and fuel civic renewal. Service Years Transform Lives ( from Service Year) Service years create pathways to opportunity for young people and allow them to develop real-world experience as well as valued professional and leadership skills.  Service years…..

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What kind of Self Reflection Journal do I need?

Self reflection is akin to looking at yourself in the mirror. It helps you become aware of your emotions, your deep subconscious beliefs, recurrent thought patterns, inner conflicts and unresolved issues. By becoming aware of these facets of your personality, you…..


Taken from The Center for Service Learning CRTLE, Office of the Provost – Division of Faculty Affairs800 Greek Row, Box 19128-Trinity Hall, Room 106, Arlington, Texas 76019 Journal writing has become a very popular educational tool which can help students…..

Week 3: Hitting My Groove

So it’s my third week in the program and my second week with students.  Last week was short because of all the Holiday and Inservice days.  But this week I feel like I’m starting to hit my stride and find…..

Week 2: First Week Back with Students

So with the Holiday Weekend, it was a rather short week.  I only got to spend two days this week in the classroom directly serving the students at the Middle School I am assigned to.  However, it still felt amazingly…..

Welcome to AmeriCorps- My Week One of Service

Week 1: Welcome to AmeriCorps Week 1: Welcome to AmeriCorps From the very beginning of the day on Monday the 27th of August, I felt like I was professionally coming home.  And that feeling has lasted through the week. I…..

Getting Ready for Service

My Story’s Background: Linda Grimmer 2021/22 I came to AmeriCorps this year out of a space I think many Americans may have been in recently.  I was re-evaluating things due to the widespread pandemic.  Did I still want to be…..

What’s at your core? Put your values into action and serve.

What’s at my core? What drives me? What matters?  Those are questions so many Americans asked themselves this past year.   What really matters when the whole world is turned upside down is what’s at your core. For Americans, we are at our best when we come together for a common…..

2021 National Book Festival

Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021 by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS, listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and attending a…..

Evidence of teacher bias

AUGUST 27, 2018 Teacher Bias: The Elephant in the Classroom TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS  from The Grade Network When discussing inequality in the classroom, it’s tempting to focus on external factors like socioeconomic status or educational tools like rubrics; it’s more uncomfortable to tackle a topic…..


Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?By Ben Yagoda  SEPTEMBER 2018 The Atlantic  I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather,…..