#whatisschool is talking about how to encourage learning over long breaks this week as we get inspired to learn over the extended ‘summer’ break that many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are about to embark on. This week I am joined by the inspirational Ryan Harwood, who is an international educator in Ghana and founder of #AfricaED.
Summer break is a time for family picnics, hikes in the woods, traveling, swimming pools and playing on the beach. For many students, it can also be full of assignments. In a time when the efficacy of homework is in question, is there really value in assigning work over a summer or other extended break?
This week #whatisschool explores learning over extended breaks and much more! Bring your ideas, bring your friends and lend your voice to this innovative discussion.
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Questions #whatisschool, June 15, 2017 7PM EDT
1) What is our responsibility as educators for student learning over an extended break?
2) Do you assign graded work over extended breaks? Yes or no, why?
3) Would you accept being assigned tasks by your school as a teacher over extended breaks?
4) What is the best learning experience you’ve been a part of over an extended break? (PD or w/ students)
5) How could we reframe the quest for meaningful student/teacher learning over extended breaks?
6) What do you think is the key to promoting learning outside of the classroom whether over an extended break or after school?