Taking the Learning Outside the Classroom

Yesterday we went on another learning journey… to our local dump! The learning that occurred outside of the classroom was incredible. This type of experiential learning is hard to replicate in a textbook or a classroom. Our students learned, first hand about Thunder Bay’s landfill site from Mr. Latta, a true expert in his field. We also had a unique opportunity to get a guided tour of the the dump from the seats of our school bus. The more our students learned, the more questions they had and a passion to find solutions to the global garbage problem was instilled in each of them.

I believe we need to give our students as many opportunities to learn from adventure as possible! As you’ll see from their Adventure Logs and math problems, the opportunities are endless!

How do you create a sense of adventurous learning in your students? Please share!

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About mrcameron14

I am a Grade 6 teacher of 18 years in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. Passionate about sharing with teachers throughout the world. Teaching students how to use technology 4 good and to make a positive difference in the world. Apple Distinguished Educator 2013, SMART Exemplary Educator 2013, Google Educator 2015.
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3 Responses to Taking the Learning Outside the Classroom

  1. Joy Kirr says:

    Just the name alone – “Adventure Logs!” This spurs me to create one of my own!! Thank you so much for sharing your students’ adventures.

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