Posted on December 11, 2014 in News
This may be the best and the most appreciated gift of all. Could you serve as a classroom volunteer this month? Or ask your child’s teacher if they need help creating classroom materials that may support all learners? Could you form an inclusion-themed committee for your PTO? Maybe you have even considered running for school board to help your community start a richer conversation about inclusive schooling?
Even if you don’t have a lot of time to share, most schools can use what you have. Teachers may even have one-time projects that require just an hour or two of support. Perhaps they need someone to help build a website that will increase home-school communication or would like help organizing and creating visuals for a classroom library.
And since you are visiting the classroom or school for those volunteer hours, don’t forget to stop and bring your favorite educator a cup of hot coffee. Time may be the best gift of all, but a mid-day Starbucks treat may come in a close second!