Service-learning is a research-based teaching method where guided or classroom learning is applied through action that addresses an authentic community need in a process that allows for student initiative and provides structured time for reflection on the service experience and demonstration of acquired skills and knowledge. There are a variety of reasons why one might want to teach with service-learning. Consider what motivates you. Why do you teach? Why do you teach here at San Jacinto College? What might inspire you to try service-learning in your course? By applying your classroom lessons toward activities in the community, your students can achieve higher grades, a greater sense of social responsibility, increase your critical thinking and writing skills, gain leadership skills, and more.
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