Monthly Archives: March 2012

How does Take Ten instill lifelong learning?

By Lauren Kross, AmeriCorps member The most rewarding aspect of teaching Take Ten is spending time with the students each week. Their energy and excitement is infectious. No matter how I’m feeling, the students have a way of picking me … Continue reading

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How do students impact the classroom environment?

By Carlos Leyva, Take Ten Volunteer and AmeriCorps member I love the atmosphere of excitement and yearning to learn in the classroom when I enter. The students bring an energy that helps us teach Take Ten effectively. The most rewarding … Continue reading

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Take Ten is time well spent

By Thomas Mann, Take Ten Volunteer I look forward to Take Ten every week because I enjoy interacting with the students. I enjoy laughing at the jokes, seeing that they understand the ideas that we share with them, and getting … Continue reading

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What is so rewarding about being a volunteer?

By Amy Porter, Take Ten volunteer and seminar student I find the most rewarding aspect of volunteering with Take Ten to be the gratitude you receive from some of the students. When you have a student who clearly appreciates the Take … Continue reading

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Blogger of the week shares her favorite memory

By Melissa Buddie, Take Ten Volunteer and Blogger of the week My favorite memory as a volunteer with Take Ten involves a young boy who rarely spoke up during the time that my teammates and I were teaching Take Ten. … Continue reading

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Volunteer regains happiness through teaching

By Anna Marie Boarini, Take Ten Volunteer I have been volunteering with Take Ten for a few semesters and I really enjoy the work I do. There have been some really great memories, but my best memory ever came in … Continue reading

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Students offer words of wisdom to AmeriCorps member

By Lauren Kross, Take Ten AmeriCorps Member One of my favorite moments with Take Ten so far happened last week. We got through the lesson with ease and the students were well behaved. At the end of the class, I … Continue reading

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Students surprise Take Ten volunteer

By Amy Porter, Take Ten Seminar Student and Volunteer Coming back after winter break to start a new semester of Take Ten promised to be disheartening. I assumed that the students would have forgotten everything we had taught them during … Continue reading

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Volunteer shares her favorite memory with Take Ten

By Victoria Tokarski, Take Ten Volunteer So far, my favorite memory with Take Ten occurred last year. I was in a classroom of older students and they usually found it difficult to pay attention and participate in discussions. However, my … Continue reading

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Take Ten Presentation at AmeriCorps Mid-year Retreat

By Lauren Kross, AmeriCorps Member On February 23, I provided AmeriCorps members at the mid-year retreat with an interactive presentation on conflict resolution and violence prevention. As adults, we tend to think about ways to eliminate violence or neglect the … Continue reading

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