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Let’s go outside: welcome to my open-air classroom

Learning outside the classroom can have multiple benefits

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This is engaged learning.

“Matt, you need to move over here, Tim, you need to be next to Lisa, guys, make the line straight.”

David has taken the leadership role, he’s moving his peers around putting them into a “pentagon shape as seen by a bird in the sky”. It’s the only instruction the P4-5 class has had from the teacher.

Other children chip in – you can see the collaboration taking place naturally. “We need five corners.”

“There’s 27 of us, that means five on each side.”

“But two of us will need to stand in the middle.”

Everyone is taking part. The teacher? She’s observing.

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