Reflection: Student Ownership The Nature Walk - Section 7: Extend


When students take ownership of their learning, they are empowered to get their families involved. Often in urban public school settings, teachers express that family engagement is difficult.  I say that students who are empowered "compel" their parents and/or guardians to become involved.  


My students, who enjoyed the nature walk, want their families to experience the joy that they felt.  I have reports of students who went on walks with their mother or brother or grandfather and even fathers after our nature walk.


Therefore, I say ownership of learning is the key.  Students will indeed replicate what they learn at school at home when the knowledge belongs to them.


  Student Ownership: Family Engagement
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The Nature Walk

Unit 1: What is science?
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: Students will observe the world around them and share their discoveries by taking a nature walk.

Big Idea: The world around us allows for many opportunities to construct explanations and design solutions for the phenomena we experience.

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