Experiential education is taking the world by storm, especially our mid/post-pandemic world.
If you are an aspiring or even practicing experiential educator looking for more information about experiential learning or could use a boost of inspiration, I highly recommend that you start by reading some books about experiential education written by the experiential learning greats!
Right now is a great time to start. It’s the beginning of summer (for many of us), so head to the library, grab a few books about experiential education, and hit the beach or the park to get your experiential reading on!
But where to start? There are a ton of books out there about experiential education and not all are created equal. How do you know which ones to read?
I’ve compiled a list of 10 experiential education books to start with. These books are just a few of my favorites, written by some of my personal heroes, all of which have paved the way for what it means to be an experiential educator in the 21st-century.
Hey, there! Happy May, a great time for summer skill-building activities for teens!
For many of us, summer break is almost here, which has some of us parents of teenagers scrambling for ideas to fill the time in a fun a productive way. That’s where this blog post comes in! Keep reading for 10 awesome summer skill-building activities for teens.
Has anyone else binge-watched "Down to Earth" on Netflix? If you haven't, do it! Down to Earth is a 5 star example of project based learning on the road and/or abroad.
Zach Efron (yes, I know), travels around the world focusing his energy on ONE global issue. For example, he visits Paris, where he dives deeply into the issue of clean and healthy drinking water. He talks with engineers, city planners, and local political figures. He talks with locals and visits a water treatment facility.
'Tis the season for road trips! Whether it be a spring camping trip with students, a summer road trip with your own children, or a cross country trip with just you and your dog, take full advantage of learning activities for road trips along the way.
Learning is powerful beyond the walls of a classroom. Hitting the road opens doors to learning experiences that couldn't be achieved in a classroom.
Any time is a good time to jump on high school resume builders for students, but summer is a GREAT time for high school students to bolster resumes for colleges and careers.
Resume building is good for younger students, as well, not necessarily in terms of college and career readiness, but for developing life skills such as work ethic, teamwork, and responsible citizenship.
This post has the best high school resume builders for students out there. Let's dive in.
If you were to ask me, "how can I make my summer school class fun and engaging?" (and not just fun and engaging for the kids), I would say, "make personalized, self-directed project-based learning the foundation of your summer school class".
Community action projects are student and personal learning experience favorites all times of year, but spring time is an especially great time for them for a variety of reasons.
Spring is here, the weather is warming, and students are getting antsy. The school year is wrapping up for many. Teachers want to end the year on a high note, but are also exhausted and don't know how much more they have left to give!
It's testing season, graduation season, grade report season. Ah! Spring is bonkers in the world of education.
So what better way to cruise through the rest of the year than with a community action project (CAP)?
How to Teach High School Entrepreneurs to Start and Run their Own Successful Businesses
Teaching high school entrepreneurs to start their own businesses is a great idea! Just reading this blog post is a great first step. But teaching students how to create their own high school businesses can be slightly overwhelming, and I get it.
Let's talk high school entrepreneurship that is engaging, effective, and not overly complicated for anyone involved.
What are some essential life skills and how can you as a teacher help your high school students build these essential skills? With experiential learning! This post offers some life skills example projects to inspire you! Let’s take a look!
Gradeless schools and classrooms seem to be a hot topic of conversation in my life right now, so I wanted to address the idea of “going gradeless” here on my blog.
Let’s talk about what it means to have a gradeless school or classroom, the benefits of taking that route, and what to do to measure or demonstrate learning instead.
To provide innovative educational resources for educators, parents, and students, that go beyond lecture and worksheets.
Sara Segar, experiential life-science educator and advisor, curriculum writer, and mother of two.