An image that comes from a website that states the explicit benefits of letting the students learn outside. In this particular instance, it discusses Kindergarten and how letting them be outside will further aid in their growth and development. The authors purport that in order to enhance the learning ability of our students, we have to let them move around, which can be difficult in the traditional classroom. What do you think?
A website that does an excellent job of depicting the power of outdoor learning for the development of the students. Some teachers may fear that without the structure the classroom provides, students would get out of control. This website gives tips as going from one extreme to the other may not be advantageous. Start with little breaks outside with instruction of how to behave and see how it works for you.
An article that should be highly appealing to effective educators as it provides tried and true benefits for allowing students to learn outdoors. To top this list, the author has stated that allowing the students to have class outdoors will cause better grades. Maybe there is something in the natural light or just the ability to be surrounded by nature but if it helps the students and teachers do their jobs better, why not?
This website discusses a complete Outdoor School Program and how to start one. It also outlines the benefits but the difference here is these benefits go deeper than only increasing the academic growth and development of the students but of enhancing them as future productive citizens. These benefits are items that are vital to people being successful in their academic, personal and professional lives so it's worth at least looking into, even if you don't implement all strategies at one time.
An article from the National Education Association that does a great job of providing teachers with an incentive program that will include the reward of being able to go outside for class. If it is made into a privilege, it becomes more appealing and we all remember how wonderful it was to be outside. As the author also alludes to, however, many of our children do not really play outside like past generations used to so you have the power to bring outdoors back into style.