28 Jan '18, 4pm

Outdoor Lessons Improve Children’s Learning #care2 https://t.co/vqXFXVbbbN

Outdoor Lessons Improve Children’s Learning #care2 https://t.co/vqXFXVbbbN

A study found that, after teaching a lesson outside, teachers were able to hold kids’ attention for nearly twice as long during a subsequent indoor lesson. Some elementary school teachers are reluctant to take their students outside for lessons for fear it will get them too riled up and unable to focus. After all, deviations from normal routine do have a tendency to throw kids off, and there is so much to distract outdoors. But a study recently published in the academic journal, Frontiers in Psychology, has found that teaching kids outside has the opposite effect. Instead of distracting them, it improves their ability to focus and engage with schoolwork. Ming Kuo, lead study author and a scientist at the University of Illinois, said : “We wanted to see if we could put the nature effect to work in a school setting. If you took a bunch of squirmy third-graders outdoors for l...

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