Reflection: Coherence What's In the Woods? Part 1. - Section 2: Venturing Out

 

I think this experience may be one that they remember forever. I think it is in these types of discovery lessons and exposure creates mindful people. My strategy for learning today was simply to expose students to the woods and nature did the rest. Every student thought this was cool. Every student had something to say and I did not correct anyone's behavior even once.

I was thinking about how if my class were different, how I could possibly teach this lesson. If I had students who had special needs, I would have needed another adult to watch others as I attended to them. I would have to adjust my expectations of data, according to their needs. If there had been behavior issues, I would have needed help because the risk of someone running off in the woods could be serious. But, perhaps the design of the lesson as is would have conquered the behavior issues that could be.

Today, I was grateful to have a group of students so engaged and appreciative of the experience. This won't always be the case, and adjustments need to be made as needed. However, I believe that the content, what nature has provided as a classroom, and the whole procedure wins over everyone.  

  Coherence: Becoming Observant People
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What's In the Woods? Part 1.

Unit 6: Plants: Structures and Processes
Lesson 9 of 14

Objective: Students will learn to recognize change in a plant's structure over time.

Big Idea: Taking a walk in the woods in the early spring gives us a chance to really understand the changes in plant's structure.

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