A Lightbulb Moment
Jordan* is a fast-talking, always-standing, rhyme-making, pencil-tapping student that can get any class off track quickly with his existential questions. Or, he can be the student that knits a whole classroom of 15 students with completely different personalities into one functioning, well-oiled machine.
Expect the Unexpected
Expect the unexpected, appreciate the present moment, and three other lessons learned by an AmeriCorps member serving on the Westfield Capital Management team with Mildred Avenue K-8 School.
Meet the City Year Boston Boston Marathon Team!
Thanks to the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon program, we are proud to have a team of five runners in the 2017 Boston Marathon! Click here to learn more about the runners and how you can support the team and City Year Boston!
Recap: Comcast Career Day
Last Friday, City Year Boston participated in Comcast Career Day, an annual event in which AmeriCorps members receive top-notch professional development and trainings from representatives of national sponsor Comcast NBC Universal.
My Top Tips for Helping Students Learn
"I can only take a short amount of time being talked at before I start to tune out. However, whenever I’m given a role, I am instantly more engaged. Students also benefit from having an active role at school, whether that be showing their work on the board, teaching their neighbor how to solve a problem, or having a specific task in a group project." Click to read this and two other tips from a City Year AmeriCorps member about how to help students learn.