Sixth grade band members at Sashabaw Middle School were given the unique opportunity to "Be the Teacher" as part of a special Academic Service Learning event in which students taught community members how to play their instruments.
Academic Service Learning
The mission of the Academic Service Learning program is to connect meaningful service learning to the community with classroom instruction that enriches learning, teaches civic responsibility, and fosters personal growth. -Clarkston Community School Board of Education, November 2007
CReating sensory items for learners was really fun and made me feel like I was helping others and making a difference.
7th Grade Sashabaw Middle School Student
the students realize that they can make a difference in the world. They learn the power of knowledge and learning about a topic and then taking action toward change. They realize their power as individuals to make the world a better place through learning, teaching others, and action.
7th Grade Sashabaw Middle School teacher
Christine Rogers, Academic Service Learning Coordinator