Applying Learning Outdoors

As part of her Wildlife Biology Class at Lyman Hall High School, one student has partnered with DEEP’s Wildlife Biologist Peter Picone to create a tree identification program along the Quinnipiac River Gorge Trail in Meriden, CT. As an upcoming teacher, I can’t help but see this as a learning opportunity. We should be doing more of this, i.e., having students apply their learning to make real-world differences. Students who form connections with their community are less likely to drop out of school and more likely to enjoy their coursework. Students who enjoy their coursework/the learning activities offered to them show an increase in learning.

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Helping Educators Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

The following post is from Teachercast. Please consider organizing a support group in your school or district to bring awareness and aid to this cause. Thank you.

Dear Friends,

The last few days have seen some of the most heartbreaking photos and videos coming out of the state of New Jersey. Even days after the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy, over 1 million New Jersey residents are still without running water or power.

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