Taking the classroom outside

June is a difficult month for students (and teachers).  Not only is there an increased demand to get assignments submitted and marked, but the warm weather calls, tempting students and teachers alike to move outdoors.  How many times have I had to field the question, “Can we have class outside today?”  Really?  Class outside?  Come on — that’s something that is not going to end well.

Although I have had students perform outdoor theatre and I have taken leadership students on camping trips, could a typical day-to-day lesson actually be facilitated outside?  Well tire manufacturer Bridgestone Canada and not-for-profit organization Evergreen have teamed up to provide one Mississagua, Ontario school with an outdoor classroom.

You would think that this was big news but good luck finding any reference to the project on the websites of either Evergreen or Bridgestone or even a local newspaper.  I came across it here, on a trucking news website.  Interesting.

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