To prepare students for the real world, where technology and the economy are evolving every day, we must prepare them to be nimble, creative and be ready for any curve ball life might throw at them.
According to The Forest School Association, "a Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees."
How can we meet these students’ needs without neglecting some other part of the workload? It can be pretty tough to carve out the time. Well, there’s a teaching strategy to help students who need additional help, using audio books and online resources.
Studies have proven that reciprocal teaching greatly influences student comprehension skills.
I encourage the use of rubrics because of all the benefits research on their use as teaching strategies indicates. That said, I also encourage the use of quick, one minute, assessments (exit tickets, etc.) on a daily basis.