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|A Few of Paly's Fall 2012 President's Award Recipients|
“How long run you?” the elderly East Indian gentleman asked, pointing to me and looking back at his wife, as if to confirm his choice of words to approach a stranger. In my simplest, beginning English I told him I would run about five miles tonight, and a total of forty to fifty miles this week to train for a marathon. “You run for event?” He tried to understand why I had circled the park so many times as they took their evening stroll.
“Yes, I paid money to run 26.2 miles in honor of my 50th birthday in October. My family will be watching.”
Then his wife clarified the word, “maraton,” with a sharp “t” sound.
“Ah,” said the gentleman through his three front jagged teeth. “Mara-ton. Best wishes you success.” And I ran my remaining three laps knowing that today, I matter in this hectic and complicated world.
“Because many African American students live in and attend schools in communities that their teachers neither live in nor choose to frequent after school hours means that few have the opportunity to interact with their teachers outside the classroom. Teachers who practice culturally relevant methods work to find ways to facilitate this out-of-school (or at least out-of-the-classroom) interaction” (p. 63).
…those who are most skillful at educating black and poor children do not allow themselves to be placed in "skills" or "process" boxes. They understand the need for both approaches, the need to help students establish their own voices, and to coach those voices to produce notes that will be heard clearly in the larger society. (p. 46)
I surveyed the students in my Living Skills class at Paly this week to help them find their passions by asking them each to answer the writing prompt: "What kind of work would you love to do for one week, without getting paid?" About a third of the class, ten students, all wrote they would love to coach a sport! Did you know this is an area where more volunteers are always needed? Think of every swim team and its operations, a wrestling team, golf team, soccer or baseball club. All need volunteer coaches and helpers. You can follow your passion and make a difference through volunteer coaching in any age group.
"The softball field is a platform upon which children can perform for their parents, relatives and friends in healthy and productive ways."
|Students Sign Up to Volunteer for Light the Night!|
|Paly's Free the Children Club Raises Awareness for Children's Rights|
|Celebrating Service with Rick's Ice Cream, Sponsored by Club MAC|
|16 Simple Ways to Serve on Campus|
- Money raised for Unicef: $117
- Awareness for Children's Causes: Beyond Measure
- Good clean fun for high school students doing good works: All day long!
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ANIMALS/ENVIRONMENT, CHILDREN/EDUCATION, FOOD/SHELTER, HEALTH/SAFETY, HUMANITARIANISM, SENIORS/DISABLED, SPORTS, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
|For the first hour, as we drove in circles looking for an urgent care clinic that didn't seem to exist on Google Maps, I had no feeling in my finger. I was sure it was severed under the thick cotton running gloves, but was elated when my husband asked if it was bleeding. "No," I said, "just dangling and I can't feel it."|