The Classroom Beyond Newsletter

Working with Informal Education Volunteers

Hello, informal educators! Thanks to everyone for all your positive feedback! I really appreciate those of you who have reached out.

On this week’s podcast, I talk with science educator Brittany Sabol. She’s the training director at Environmental Volunteers, an organization that turns everyday folks into extraordinary informal educators who go into classrooms to provide science enrichments.

Training is the key to Brittany’s work, and to many informal education organizations, volunteers are the lifeblood. On the blog this week, I post about dialogic discourse – how to encourage your volunteers to talk with their learners, rather than reciting facts.

Finally, on my ever-growing jargon list, I search for a good definition for a term we all hear a lot but don’t interrogate enough: Inquiry.

Please drop by the project’s website and let me know what you think!


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