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The goal of this document is to inspire you in the many ways you can use an outdoor classroom to teach virtually any discipline.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

When developing science lessons for the garden setting, we rely on four primary methods of integrating content into a typical garden class: opening circle demonstrations, rotating labs, small working groups, and hands-on experiences that take the entire class period.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

Consider the possible purposes for asking questions during different phases of learning.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

1. We model and encourage a belief that intelligence and abilities can grow through effort. This “growth mindset” contrasts with a “fixed mindset,” one in which students believe that qualities like intelligence and talent are fixed...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Adults/Professionals

We use Reflection Cards with our students to prompt reflection and self-evaluation on skills, norms, and behaviors that are important in the kitchen and garden classrooms. The goals of this resource are two-fold: first, providing students with opportunities to reflect and...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

In the garden, we rely on a variety of practices to assess our teaching and our students’ knowledge. Reporting out in a group setting, playing interactive games, and applying skills in the field can be used successfully throughout garden class as assessment practices....

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Adults/Professionals

The Edible Schoolyard Immersion week developed in this last year when King Middle
School adopted a new 7th and 8th grade class schedule, which changed our typical weekly layout of how often and for how long we could see students in the garden. In order to ...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

The rituals and routines that students and teachers follow create a responsive garden classroom environment that fosters access for all students.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

In the garden program at the Edible Schoolyard, we emphasize four main skills as the foundation for maintaining a healthy garden and incorporate jobs into every garden class that appeal to the diverse interests and energy levels of our students.

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

The scope and sequence for 6th grade garden classes outlines the order and high level information for our 6th grade garden curriculum.

This resource was included as part of the Edible Schoolyard...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Grades: Grade 6