Teacher: Outdoor learning improves student achievement

09/28/2009 | Times Daily (Florence, Ala.)

An Alabama teacher says that outdoor classrooms and activities have been linked to improvements in student achievement -- a trend also found in a recent National Wildlife Federation report. "I just have this philosophy that kids don't learn by sitting on their butts," said teacher Mike McCandless. "[Students] want to be mobile, engaged and learning. Learning is much more likely to happen in this [outdoor] environment."

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