Fenton senior center serves as classroom for elementary students | Flint News – - MLive.com

January 7, 2010
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Elementary Students Visiting a Senior Center

When I first came across this article I immediately thought of Dan Pink’s Meaning and Empathy aptitudes from A Whole New Mind.

What an excellent example of offering meaning to young people and senior citizens.  If you read through to the question-answer session, you can easily see how students were enhancing their empathy.

Plus – They even tied it into their curriculum.  I have always thought that there were community resources that were underutilized, but I always struggled with connecting it directly to my classroom.  These elementary teachers were able to take a seemingly unrelated topic, economics, and find a way to upgrade it to include meaning and empathy.  An excellent idea!

Fenton senior center serves as classroom for elementary students | Flint News – - MLive.com.

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