Wetland Watchers: Kids Care for Their Environment

Comments (7)

Comment RSS

Video on Wetlands, Louisiana

Was this helpful?
0

I loved watching the enthusiasm from all of the kids; and Mr. Guilliot's efforts of going beyond the classroom: the children go out and also, he invites the experts in. There's no horse-ing around; all are drinking up the knowledge. He is good at Quickie assessment questions, too?
I share with you an experience with 2nd grade children. Mr. Isaac Saromi, science coach@ PS 65 in the south Bronx, told me to soak beans for a day or two; so that children could see the seed germinate-the baby plant grow. With hand lenses we observed, then planted and marveled at no matter which way we placed the seed in the soil, the 2 shoots knew which way to go: 1 would go up as a stem, the other down as a root. We noticed how the first shoot and leaves were quite pale, whitish, yellowish. Within a few days it was green due to the sunlight.
I appreciate Mr. Guilliot's efforts at having everyone engaged; no sqeamish behavior from girls, either. Also, it was nice to see one of the experts was a lady holding that amphiu . . . whatever, tight w/o slipping; and splashing.

Special Education Teacher

I came across this as part of

Was this helpful?
0

I came across this as part of a graduate school course on Integrating Technology into the Classroom. I am working on a unit on the Wetlands in southern NJ. I love Mr. Guillot's ideas, his on-going assessment, and the enthusiam of his students towards their environment! I hope my students can grow in similiar ways.

Best way to explain & give

Was this helpful?
0

Best way to explain & give understandable logic with some practical example for a particular topic .Through this type of learning style,students can easily understand & have a great interest & concentrate on their studies without any mental burden.charleston web designer

Desiree' Farr (not verified)

WOW! How can I do this?

Was this helpful?
+1

As a teacher in Louisiana, I want to be as great a teacher as you. I use lots of hands on engaging lessons but nothing compares to what you do. I want to get my students to learn about and play an active role in wetland conservation but I don't know who to call, etc. to get started. You are a hero! You are making a real difference in these students lives (and making a huge difference for our environment). If enough teachers worked with enough students, imagine how easy it would be to rebuild our wetlands.

Lela Woods (not verified)

community of learner

Was this helpful?
0

What a thrill! A great example of community learning, from the students to their teacher to the fabulous resources invited into the classroom! I cried, seeing a well documented model of learning.
I teach because I love learning, the process of sharing information is teaching but to share the love of discovery is pure joy!

Anonymous (not verified)

I'm a teacher always looking

Was this helpful?
0

I'm a teacher always looking for ideas. Just by surfing the net, I ran across this video. Mr. Guillot is definitely a master teacher in all respects. It would be "utopia" if ALL children had a Mr. Guillot as a teacher! Studying real life situations shows that the world is our best classroom!
js

Judy (not verified)

Excellent article and video

Was this helpful?
0

Was researching for an article on Project-Based Learning for an education class, and happened upon this story.
Kudos to Mr. Guillot for getting his kids into the "real classroom of life" with Coastal Roots.

see more see less