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073: Let’s Go Outside for Life-Centered Learning

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Being student-centered is a fantastic practice for helping young people learn but what about being life-centered? You can excite learning and activate new thinking if you take the opportunity to bring innovation outside through activities such as a school garden. Guest Derek Rhodenizer explains how to bring an exciting experiential, life-centered approach to education and break free of ho-hum patterns of teaching and learning.

About today’s guest

Derek Rhodenizer is the Academic Director at Westboro Academy in Ottawa, Canada and actively works to stay on education’s leading edge challenging educators to take risks and investigate new possibilities. He harnesses student curiosity and adaptability using the latest technological advances. Derek is an education blogger, podcaster, and manager of the Twitter Chat #OnEdchat.

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