Ok, here’s a very vivid example of how we roll. So a couple days ago a student sat in my office and asked me how he can start volunteering at local museums, because he wants to work in a museum when he is old enough. He is very interested in “anything to do with history” he says. ANYWAY, the staff does some searching and contacts the History Museum down town. They email us this morning welcoming our students to join their Ambassador program…training begins in September 2017. So, tell me…what’s more important, that he fill in all the blanks of a math worksheet OR figuring out how to volunteer at a museum? I’m open to your thoughts (and mind you he will still do the math because he wants to go to college, so he is motivated to learn his high school math so he can get into college…on his own).
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Anika earned her B.A. from Howard University in elementary education. She also has earned several graduate degrees in education from New York University and Howard University. She has a Masters in liberal arts from St. John’s College and is in the process of completing her PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland. Her research focus is on building literacy with African American students through engagement in the books of the Canon. She has served as a teacher, supervisor for student teachers, director of education and Head of School. Currently she is the founder and principal of a unique Christian school in Southern Maryland called The Living Water School which is based on the Sudbury model. She and her husband Damon, have three children (ages 3, 5 and 7), a Tibetan Terrier and a pretty crazy cat. View all posts by drnika