by Thad Falkner, Head of School
Adults can feel constrained by the amounts of time spent in an office and burdened with the time spent on mobile devices, laptops, and other digital tools. Unfortunately, school can mimic this experience. It’s best to provide children time and opportunities to discover through different modalities and explore the world in different settings and through outdoor activities.
At Wilson, students explore and learn through a balance of approaches, beyond teacher-led, in-classroom instruction. Whether they are making observations in our outdoor classroom, recording digital compositions, conducting a simulated archaeological dig, or noting seasonal changes while hiking through Kennedy Forest, Wilson students have the advantage of balanced learning experiences.
“Wilson consistently engages the students in a variety of activities, so they can learn in and outside of the classroom.” SK parent
At Wilson, technology and the outdoors overlap. Because Wilson teachers are creative, innovative, and experts in their field, they find numerous ways to blend these approaches for a balanced outcome:
Think outside the box and get into the sandbox
Here are some ideas and creative ways you can encourage learning with your child away from a screen while keeping it fun and intriguing.
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