Children learn best by doing. The Inquiring Minds partnership offers teachers an opportunity to move their classroom to a community site for a week of hands on, multi-sensory learning. Student learning is enhanced by meeting curriculum expectations through meaningful connections to the real world.
For those interested, here are the two promised links from the presentation at last years information evening about brain development by Dr. Lindy VanRiper:
How Brains are Built – The Core Story of How Brains Develop http://www.albertafamilywellness.org/resources/video/how-brains-are-built-core-story-brain-development
The Whole Brain Child by Dr. Daniel Siegel – downloadable “Refrigerator Sheet” PDF http://content.randomhouse.com/assets/9780553907254/pdfs/Sieg_refrigerator_sheet.pdf