So What is This “Something Different”

Matthew is an 11-year-old boy who has lots of interests. He loves everything fishing, hunting, agriculture, baseball, and wrestling. Being outside is his jam, without a doubt.

This year I’m doing my best to provide him an education through an Ag-lens. For example, he’s reading Ag-related material for reading.

I’ve also started pondering what learning, in general, could look like. What if it weren’t always grounded in “subjects.” For example, I gave him the charge to design his own Ag-related improvement project. He chose to design a windbreak for his goats. I came to realize that project offered elements of math, science, ela, et cetera all blended.

Maybe learning isn’t segmented by the hour.

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