Service Learning: Week #2
Our coordinator trained/introduced Brenna and I to the online "My Life Plan" program that our students will have to accomplish. After learning more about the program, it seems like a very good idea. It forces the students to plan ahead for after high school, and also gives them one place to keep all of their information for scholarships, potential colleges, interest inventories, etc. (Our group project for 1281 dealt with "my life plan", but it was good to get refreshed.)
While going through the website training, I couldn't help but notice my surroundings. There was a gym class lifting weights in the same room as our coordinator's office. It is a safe bet to say the VOA High School was not designed by an architect. It would be interesting to study the effect the surrounding atmosphere of an industrial, enclosed, non-windowed classroom has on the level of focus of the students.