Day 30 (of 188) beyond the classroom
Today we took the school on the road.
Our teachers (and support staff and parents) all braved the weather forecast of rain and headed to Adams River to see the dominant sockeye salmon run this year: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/adams-river-sockeye-salmon-run-near-kamloops-draws-crowds-1.2797036
And the clouds parted and we started a fabulous day!
Because it’s one thing to talk theory and do drawings/watch videos/do readings etc but it’s quite another to actually see it:
Certainly it’s tougher to leave the classroom (kids + forests = _____) but that’s also kind of the point! Learning happens within AND outside the classroom walls – this is something that our schools work on eportfolios has helped us model: we no longer need students to complete a worksheet based on their experience, we can capture their learning ‘as it happens’ and ‘where it happens’.
Kind of connects to the mom who texted me a video of her son demonstrating some music – to be added to his portfolio because while he’s shy at school…..we have evidence that he can ‘do it’ – and isn’t that the point of learning?
Learning: the new 24/7 activity for learners – archived and communicated ‘so much better via eportfolio than any piece of paper ever could’ (quote from one of our moms). Break the walls!!