With many students now only attending 1/2 days at school because of CoVid-19, learning will no longer be confined to the classroom. Learning will require a community effort. 

Imagine your students connecting and partnering with the community to tackle complex problems.

Working side by side with engineers, architects and urban planners to re-design transportation systems. Partnering with local park, golf course, and autobon societies to attract more biodiversity and wildlife. Curating work with local museums and art galleries to address social ills and increase social justice.

These are the kind of projects Jill Clayton, an experienced educator and community mapping guru leads with student as young as 10. Through our short interview, Jill teaches us how we too can use the community as our classroom. She teaches us how to:

?? Develop lasting community partnerships through a 5 minute phone call

?? Develop kids as problem finders and solution generators in a short walk

?? Utilize our community members as co-teachers of our curriculum

?? Shift from ‘teacher talk’ to ‘student talk’ by changing only a few key words

Watch the whole interview below: