Tuesday, October 07, 2003
Last Saturday I took about 12 of my 1120 students (Introduction to Biblical Studies) and we volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. We put a roof on a house, as well as installed windows and a variety of other tasks. I've implemented a Service Learning component into the course, where students pick a biblical verse that would improve the world, and then implement it through at least 8 hours of service. Most students chose to go with me to Habitat, and I think it is a very positive experience. I get to know the students better, and they get to know me. They also meet other people in the community, both volunteers and the people who will be buying the house.