Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning

Using the Outdoors as an Instructional Tool, K-8

Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning shows how the school grounds—regardless of whether your school is in an urban, suburban, or rural setting—can become an enriching extension of the classroom. In this comprehensive handbook, Herb Broda blends theory and practice, providing readers with practical suggestions and teacher-tested activities for using the most powerful audio-visual tool available—the outdoors.

Emphasizing the practical, this innovative book offers teachers step-by-step guidance to help ensure success when they take a class outside. It provides:

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Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning shows how the school grounds—regardless of whether your school is in an urban, suburban, or rural setting—can become an enriching extension of the classroom. In this comprehensive handbook, Herb Broda blends theory and practice, providing readers with practical suggestions and teacher-tested activities for using the most powerful audio-visual tool available—the outdoors.

Emphasizing the practical, this innovative book offers teachers step-by-step g...read more

About the Author(s)

Herb is a professor emeritus of education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Ashland University in Ohio. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses with an emphasis on middle school education, instructional methods, and outdoor/experiential education.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning: A Change of Pace and Place
Chapter 2: Making the School Grounds an Outdoor Classroom
Chapter 3: Taking Your Class Outside: The Nuts and Bolts
Chapter 4: Developing Process Skills in an Engaging Environment
Chapter 5: Teaching Content-Area Concepts Outdoors
Chapter 6: Beyond the Schoolyard
Postscript
Appendix A: Self-Directed Plant Awareness Study Guide
Appendix B: Resource Auction Bid Sheet
Appendix C: Balloon Launch Data Sheet
Resources
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 192 pp/paper
Year: 2006
Item No: 0729Item No: 0755Item No: B729
ISBN: 978-157110-729-9ISBN: 978-157110-755-8ISBN: 978-15711B-729-9

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