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A Teacher Who Walked in Her Tiny Students’ Shoes

Posted on 08/22/2013 by |Best Life | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeYou can say that Chris Cook is living her past every day. But it’s helping her to prepare a generation for tomorrow. This week, Cook, 49, welcomed nine children to her kindergarten class at the Milton Hershey School, a private boarding school on 2,640 acres in Hershey, Pa. The chocolate titan of the same name started a trust in 1909 to found the school for kids from families in financial and social need. It still covers all expenses of the …

Lessons from the Bullying Video That Went Viral

Posted on 06/22/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe following is a guest post from Bill Hogan, a writer and editor on the AARP Media News team. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” How many of us had to say that in “repeat-after-me” drills when we were growing up? I don’t know about you, but I never really believed it. Words can hurt. Millions of us could see that in the video-gone-viral of Karen Huff Klein, a 68-year-old school bus monitor …

Education Knows No Age

Posted on 02/22/2012 by |All the news that matters for Illinoisans over 50. | Comments

Your LifeHey blog readers! Jenn here from the AARP Communications team – sharing the story of one of our volunteers Zig Sokolnicki. He gave the commencement speech this past weekend in Chicago to a group of students at Wilbur Wright College. Eleven Gerontology students completed the Basic Gerontology Certification. As Zig’s speech proves – you’re always young enough to learn something new! Are you interested in becoming an AARP Illinois Volunteer? We’ve got lots of opportunities to fit your skills. From …

Thank A Teacher Today

Posted on 05/3/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringIt’s National Teacher Day, and I have a question. Do you remember your first-grade teacher’s name? How about your third-grade or sixth-grade teachers? Mine: Ms. Giest, Ms. Hall and Ms. Hughes. Come to think of it, I could probably name all of my teachers throughout my entire school career. There’s a reason for that – they made an impact on my life in one way or another. Teachers hold a special place in my heart. Not just because of how they helped …

Love Children, Don't Cage Them

Posted on 07/29/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringKids, even very young ones, pick up on cues from adults. If you act bored and impatient around your children, they will sense that they don’t matter. Love rules!

Love Children, Don’t Cage Them

Posted on 07/29/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringKids, even very young ones, pick up on cues from adults. If you act bored and impatient around your children, they will sense that they don’t matter. Love rules!