Using the Outdoors as an Extension of Your Classroom

Children need nature to generate strong connections related to skills development, emotional intelligence, and problem-solving, among others. Schools and teachers can take easy steps to invite nature into multiple areas of the curriculum.

One very important aspect of teaching in contact with nature is that often, teachers don’t take the time to consider the possibility or think it might interfere with curriculum requirements. So, allow yourself and your learners to engage with nature in simple and accessible ways.

Here are some ideas for bringing nature to your classroom.