Making a Difference to Homeless

There was a homeless individual that had been coming to the center daily to eat and drink coffee. He had no clothes. He really had nothing but the clothes on his back. He didn't talk much and was not up to par with his hygiene, Although the outside wasn't pleasant to look at, he always was polite. I started to talk to him and found out he had a daughter that made him sleep on the porch. I took him … [Read more...]

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Near the end of your PMSC AmeriCorps term? Not sure how to use your Education Award? Have loans AND tuition bills? The Segal AmeriCorps education award is one of the great benefits of national service. Learn how you can use it well. This web resource has tips on understanding the terms, items to consider about taxes and other programs, and excellent videos to explain many member scenarios. … [Read more...]

Electronic Media Tips

Changing nature of communication The changing nature of communication is a popular topic in professional journals and water-cooler conversations. The use of electronic media — e-mail, texts, instant messaging, discussion boards, social media and more — is applauded or vilified. But everyone agrees on one thing: technology has dramatically changed the business landscape and nature of … [Read more...]

Best Practices

These are a few best practices as shared by our members: I am currently using a Book Club Model with my Guided Reading Groups. This practice allows me to work with one group of students, while the other group discusses the book they are reading. They discuss the book through comprehension questions, question starters, journal entries, and group projects. This practice allows my students to group … [Read more...]