Learning Doesn’t Just Happen “At School”
February 25th, 2020
Here are great ways to engage students in learning outside of the classroom.
- Write about anything you want for 10 minutes a day. Try it for two weeks and see how your writing changes. Look for ways to add more details in your writing and seek to make sentence structure varied and interesting.
- Read anything you like for 20 minutes a day. It will strengthen your skill as a reader and writer and build your vocabulary!
- Look for data around you. What can you conclude?
- Attempt to quantify things around you by estimating, counting, and adding and subtracting “in your head”.
- Ask a ton of deep questions “What are the potential consequences of…”
- Watch youtube videos on science: Scishow, Khan Academy, Kurzgesagtare all great
- Read studies in the news and evaluate their quality, sample size, method, replication?
- Read/watch the news and talk about it
- Consider the relevance of global events locally and vice versa
- Get involved in local civic issues
- Get the Duolingo app (or other free language development apps) and practice for 15 minutes a day
- Watch a favorite show or read a favorite book in Spanish. Not ready yet? Just put on Spanish subtitles on your favorite shows!