Friday, January 22, 2016

The Additional Classroom

Our view is that place-based education essentially means that we should not conceive learning as an event that occurs only at school. Here's how that looked for the 7-8s in the first three weeks of 2016.

We went to the Detroit Institute of Arts to view their outstanding 30 Americans exhibit.

We toured Ann Arbor with Mary Morgan, leader of Civ City, looking for systems (formal and informal, public and private). The kids filled up a butcher block sheet of paper with about three dozen civic systems. These will form the basis of the third round of Exhibitions.

We went to Community High School to quiz faculty and students, including SK alumni, on the transition from middle school to high school.

In PE, we went to the Ann Arbor Ice Cube to skate and to Buhr Park to sled.

The Summers-Knoll bus has always been viewed as an additional classroom. We are giving that room plenty of love and exercise these days, but that's nothing out of the ordinary. More to come.

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