The Value of Field Trips (Part 2)

In our ongoing series of articles previously published by Education Week on important field trip topics, educators and other experts tackled the question of how teachers can maximize the learning potential of field trips. Last month we heard from educator Jennifer Orr. This month professor Herb Broda tackles the same question by providing insights for […]

Outdoors Education: Resources for Bringing Students Outside This Spring

Spring will inevitably  arrive in a few weeks — though the weather may not always cooperate with the calendar – now is a good time to plan some activities to get your classroom or group outdoors in the coming months. Schools that invest resources into creating outdoor experiences for their classes have felt the rewards […]

Money Experiences to Teach Good Habits

Plenty of young kids believe the bank doles out money anytime you need it. When our kids ask to buy a toy or other treat, it is important to talk about the value of money and how money is earned. Kids also need to learn about saving and managing money. These are all important conversations […]

Six Tips for Field Trip Peace of Mind

Taking 20+ students outside the classroom to a museum, park, or science center can seem daunting. But with a little planning and a few tricks, you’ll have the peace of mind to take your class or group on an awesome adventure. 1. Count them often – before getting on the bus, when all together after […]

Bring Real World Experiences to the Classroom

Helping students make real-world connections with the material they are studying brings a level of engagement that just can’t be found in a typical lecture or textbook. When students connect what their learning in school with what is going on in the world or in their own lives, they take ownership over learning about the […]

The Value of Field Trips (Series)

Education Week recently delved into exploring the value of field trip experiences for student learning. Educators from a variety of backgrounds were interviewed and provided their take on ways to make the most of field trips and included tips for making each trip successful. We believe these articles are very insightful and important for any […]

Getting Kids Involved in Giving

At the close of the year we often think of others – those in our families, schools, at work, and throughout our communities. The spirit of giving abounds throughout the holidays. Organizations in many communities are making it easier for you to share the giving spirit with the children in your life. Whether helping at […]

5 Hands-On Activities to Keep the Kids Busy During the Holidays

During this busy holiday season take a moment to remember what makes the holidays special by doing some of these activities together as a family. They will put a smile on faces and get the kids excited about the holiday and winter season. Go to the library and look for books that explain the traditions […]

Exploring Natures Wonders Virtually

It would be amazing to take students to experience first-hand every place or topic discussed in the classroom. Studying pandas? Take a trip to China! Studying renewable energy? It is time to check out the solar panels in the Mojave Desert. While students can take advantage of experience-based learning in their communities, and hopefully they […]

Learning from Live Theatre

Experiencing live theatre can encourage students to read more, think critically and creatively, and express themselves. It can also open a new world to students who haven’t yet experienced live theatre. These are exactly the reasons why many theatres, especially children’s theatres, love hosting field trips and educational opportunities for students of all ages. Many […]