Daily Archives: November 23, 2009

Let’s Have Class Outside Today!

This is a great news piece that demonstrates some of the ways that educators are using their school grounds to help bring lessons to life.

Getting kids out of the classroom and experiencing lessons first-hand is a win-win situation. For kids, they will enjoy the lessons far more, and the information will become not just something they memorize, but something they experience and can apply.

For educators, taking lessons outside will help them better reach a wider-range of learning-styles and help them reach kids that struggle in a traditional classroom. This hands-on learning has also been shown to improve scores on the Standards of Learning (SOLs) tests, which like it or not, are something that teachers and schools are held responsible for.

Besides, who doesn’t want to have class outside today?!

See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru

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