Don't Forget to Share the WHY
Submitted by Cheryl Werhner on Fri, 2017-07-14 00:00
Curriculum can bog me down sometimes. I can get so involved in the knowledge that kids need to know, that I forget to share the WHY. This week has been a big refresher in the concept of why we need to take kids outside and show them what’s going on in their world. This week we got dirty, sweaty, drove all over the Treasure Valley, ate lots of good food, and went adventuring. I absolutely learn better when we “go and see”.
Integrating what I know about socio-ecological systems into my classroom might come in several packages. First, I might take small groups of kids “out” to learn from the agencies, and presenters that I learned from this week. Second, I might use the activities that I learned about this week to provide a more hands on experience for my students, and lastly, I feel invigorated, knowledgeable, and more passionate about the watershed that I live in.
WHY do you think learning about your socio-ecological systems in the Boise watershed is important?