ERIC Number: ED528554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Moving the Classroom Outdoors: Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning in Action
Broda, Herbert W.
Since Herb Broda published Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning, his groundbreaking first book on outdoor learning, many schools across North America have embraced the benefits of "greening" their learning programs. Herb has visited dozens of these schools and nature centers, and he showcases the very best examples of schoolyard-enhanced learning in action in his new book Moving the Classroom Outdoors, complete with photos of a wide variety of outdoor learning environments. Designed to provide teachers and administrators with a range of practical suggestions for making the schoolyard a varied and viable learning resource, Moving the Classroom Outdoors presents concrete examples of how urban, suburban, and rural schools have enhanced the school site as a teaching tool. Herb focuses on the practical and the specific, including ideas for seating, signage, planting considerations, teaching/meeting areas, outdoor classroom management, pathways, equipment storage, raised gardens, and more. The book also provides an outdoor activity sampler, information on incorporating technology into the outdoor learning experience, and a chapter on the unique concerns of urban schools. Moving the Classroom Outdoors is filled with examples of model schools, innovative ideas, and inspiring people.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Urban Schools, Campuses, Rural Schools, Outdoor Education, Playgrounds, Learning Experience, Educational Resources, Suburban Schools, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Gardening, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary School Curriculum, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
Stenhouse Publishers. 480 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101. Tel: 800-988-9812; Tel: 207-253-1600; Fax: 800-833-9164; Fax: 207-253-5121; Web site: http://www.stenhouse.com
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North America