Pause for Something REAL

  • Casey O'Meara Addison Rutland Supervisory Union
Keywords: experiential learning, summer vacation, student engagement, inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, place-based learning

Abstract

Learning, authentic and relevant, is life. A pause for reflection allows life’s lived experiences to become moments for learning. The break between the end of a school year and the beginning of the next, summer vacation, is when parents, students, and educators “pause” learning. But these moments during the summer are far from a pause—they instead provide the basis for learning linked to life as something REAL (Relevant, Experiential, Authentic Learning).

Published
2019-12-10
Section
Practice