Rosarian Teacher Implements Service Program

The Wellington Town-Crier: September 11, 2015

Rosarian Academy Middle School literature teacher Patrick Hansen has implemented Ò20% TimeÓ in his classroom. ItÕs an education movement popularized by Google to give students the opportunity to develop passion through the pursuit of a personal interest project.

The result? Students like current eighth-grader Hailey Albergo starting a schoolwide service project to collect and send used books to underprivileged children in Africa.

ÒAs an educator who has seen students struggle to find their passion in high school and college, I implemented the 20% Time project to help students explore their interests outside of the curriculum with the hope that while not every studentÕs project will spark a long, passion-driven life journey, all students will move forward with a better degree of clarity about where their interests and abilities intersect,Ó Hansen said.

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