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Increase Student Motivation through Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

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By: Victoria Rydberg. Students are at their best when they have purpose and are contributing value. Place-based education can give students the autonomy, mastery and purpose to stay motivated and make meaningful community contributions.

Every Place is Special or No Place is Special

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By: Anna Luhrmann. "Every Place is Special or No Place is Special" is an easy mantra to believe when you're teaching in a national park, but when I first taught PBE in rural Wyoming it became a lot harder. Here's what I learned.

Transcend the Classroom with Virtual Place-Based Learning

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By: Louis Pienaar. Simulation-based learning allows my students to learn in a highly immersive environment that reflects aspects of the real world, encouraging deeper learning of cross-curricular skills and concepts.

Teacher Reflection | The Power of Place-Based Professional Learning

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By: Helen Ommen. I'm comfortable teaching inquiry-based lessons, but I have always felt less secure letting students ask and pursue their own questions. That all changed after my place-based professional learning experience.

10 Big Ideas We Are Learning Through Our High School Internships

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By: Kemberly Garcia and Iris Ramirez. Beginning in 9th grade, students at Big Picture Learning schools experience place-based education twice a week through internship opportunities. Here, two students share their experiences.

21 Tips for Connecting Learners to Their Community

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By: Becs Boyd. Successfully bringing learning out of the classroom requires good relationships between educators, administrators, students and the community. These tips can help in getting started with Place-Based Education.

Podcast | Outdoor Learning Leads to Curious Students

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By: Linda Buchner. In this guest post/podcast, Emma Huvos shares a bit about her philosophy for concentrating on nature in early ed, which led her to build a unique preschool on her family’s 80-acre farm.

5 Reasons To Take Time Out of the Classroom

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By: Sam Nelson. Since I plan and experience a wide range of excursions around the world with many different students, I am often asked how we justify taking valuable time out of the classroom. Here are five reasons I feel it's important to do so.

HigherEd Approaches to Empowering Students

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By: Jeffrey Partridge. Often in higher ed, place-based pedagogy implementation is left to individual educators. However, here are several examples of colleges that make place-based education central to their identity, and an exploration of the benefits they have discovered from doing so.

Connecting Families Traveling the World’s Classroom

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By: CJ Singer. My family has been traveling full-time for three years and developed the online community Worldschooler Connect to link all traveling families throughout the world's classroom.

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