Now Online: Moving the Classroom Outdoors

May 11th, 2011

Herb’s done the fieldwork so we don’t have to…he dismantles every roadblock and provides clever dynamics for motivating staff, parents, and students to connect with the outdoors and improve learning.
—Rick Wormeli, from the foreword to Moving the Classroom Outdoors

Are you intrigued by the benefits of outdoor learning and looking to get started or expand some initial projects? Herb Broda’s new book, Moving the Classroom Outdoors, is your guide. Rooted in the experiences of dozens of educators in schools and nature centers across the country, this companion to Herb’s earlier book, Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning, offers a wealth of practical advice for making outdoor learning an important part of the curriculum at any school—urban, suburban, or rural.

Starting with key planning issues that address the physical site, staff, and parents, Herb offers suggestions for establishing a long-term commitment, class management, ensuring safety, working with volunteers, fund-raising, and more. The heart of the book presents case studies of schools that have successful outdoor learning programs, complete with illustrative photos.

You’ll also find an outdoor activity sampler, information on incorporating technology into the outdoor learning experience, a chapter on the unique concerns of urban schools, and resources and organizations for sustaining your outdoor initiatives.

The print version of Moving the Classroom Outdoors will arrive in our warehouse later this month. Browse the entire book online now.

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