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Hands-on Learning Is More Retainable


May 8, 2019

Caden Sullivan, Aislinn Handy, Dawson Ball, Lane Snider, Flint Annis, and Kaden Green provide a captive audience while American Garage owner Scott DePriest explains the training required to work as a mechanic.

As part of the junior high shop curriculum at Chinook Junior High School, Vocational/Agriculture Education Instructor, Robin Allen seeks out methods beyond textbooks and worksheets to capture the students' interest. Sometimes she achieves that goal by putting the students to work in the school's greenhouse; other times the classroom moves to a business setting where students acquire hands-on experience and knowledge. On May 2 and 3, wearing their shop coats and safety glasses, seventh and eighth graders enrolled in the Exploratory Ag class visited American Garage.

With visits to American...

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