Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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There is a school of thought that children and even possibly adults learn via kinetic motion.

At the same time:

1) A famous old Greek mneumonic technique requires that you visualize ideas which are placed along a path in some familiar setting

2) Students and people (still) can't congregate anywhere safely except for possibly outdoors.

3) One recent British study claims that people who walk more have remarkably healthier hearts.

So...in this school of thought, each day's lesson should take place while the students are hiking somewhere. Signposts are placed along the path, in dramatically different sizes and shapes, to match the Greek mneumonic technique. The signposts have the same topical theme, front and back, so the class can review them on their hike back.

I was going to say something funny, but there is nothing funny about today's education.

4and20, Mar 05 2021

Reminded slightly of this 3D_20Study_20Maze
[4and20, Mar 05 2021]

Forest school https://www.forests...t-is-forest-school/
[pocmloc, Mar 05 2021]

Burma Shave ref Corona_20Burma_20Shave
[xenzag, Mar 05 2021]


       I always take my students for walk and talk and draw sessions. A lot of good work starts this way.
xenzag, Mar 05 2021


       Harder for practical sessions requiring large equipment (retort and bunsen burner on a little wheel-along trolley?)
pocmloc, Mar 05 2021

       "Why do our kids know so much about Burma Shave?"
RayfordSteele, Mar 05 2021

       Great reference. At first I thought Burma Shave was a song title or lyric. Technically, it is a song by Tom Waits.
4and20, Mar 05 2021

       I have a feeling that there is a lot of process-prescriptive specialization in schools. I sometimes struggle to express myself in simple English, but this Forest School has too many process-oriented buzzwords, even if it's only a matter of marketing. There's nothing greatly new in the idea in general, so why isn't it widespread as a COVID-era alternative, evolving eventually into a better standard than soporific old classrooms?
4and20, Mar 05 2021

       //Technically, it is a song by Tom Waits// Burma Shave was referred to in a song by Tom Waits, but it was actually a marketing exercise that involved the positioning of a series of signs along American highways. I posted an idea that uses the same principle last year on the halfbakery. (see link when I find it)
xenzag, Mar 05 2021

       + i like it (although i misread it as *kinetikilt*)
xandram, Mar 05 2021

       Sounds a lot like Connecticut to me. Too much like it. Like living there in a cult or something. Some sort of blood- drinking left-wing cult people, maybe. Also, you mentioned children. Are you sure you aren't related to Qanon?
blissmiss, Mar 05 2021

       Mnemonic: to do with memory
Pneumonic: to do with lungs

       Take a deep breath and try to remember the difference.
pertinax, Mar 06 2021


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