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Have you ever been challenged by your teachers to apply your lessons in the real world?

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Bane,

I enjoyed reading your story about your adventure. I don't remember being challenged by my teachers to apply my school lessons to the real world except in math. I never had the kind of experience you described in your story. However, my own children were lucky enough to have teachers that provided experiences like yours.

 

Bane,

Congratulations, your writing career is rolling along. Enjoyed your views on 7th grade Adventure Ed expedition and program. I hope the sort of out-of-the-box education you describe becomes a larger part of school life real soon.

Because you "get it" you know you have a responsibility to advance the cause of Adventure Education type programs using your writing skills, right ?

Go for it!

 

Bane, you're a great junior reporter!

For me, as an adult in my forties, the specific lessons of junior high school and high school are but a faint glimmer in my memory.

I do recall, though, that while I was not a bad student, I was a less than enthusiastic one. And I do know that my attitudes about math, science and history amounted to "what do I need this for?"

Many years later, though, I realize that everyday I'm challenged to apply lessons from my teachers, teachers I've had from elementary school through college. It really never ends. The lessons learned in the classroom, and out, do have real world application.

So, the thoughts I'd share with students is that the relevancy of their lessons to their life won't always be obvious or apparent. But there is a purpose, and the lessons learned in and out of the classroom will influence them their entire lives.

Interestingly, some of my more vivid memories of learning from teachers are from experiences "out in the field," outside of the classroom. I predict that Bane's experiences aboard the Cutty Sark in the Puget Sound will have an influence on him for many, many years to come.

 


 
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