Luke Ambrose, a fifth-grade teacher at North Holland Elementary School, West Ottawa, is making adventure videos to engage his students. He decided to combine two things, his student's love for YouTube and his love for the outdoors to create a video channel of his outdoor adventures called “Adventures with Mr. Ambrose.”
He told Holland Sentinel, “I think it just goes back to that engagement piece, they’re going to be on YouTube anyway, this is a way for them to still connect with me and get some of that socio-emotional learning. It just seemed like a good way to reach out.”
Ambrose guessed if the kids were coming to their computers every day to check their YouTube channel then maybe they will also check their school email and classroom work. "It's worked pretty well so far," he added.
The teacher’s love for outdoors certainly was a major contributing factor, as he explained, "It's a chance to cover some topics or subjects that are near and dear to me and may not be something these kids get a chance to experience every day. It's been a nice way to blend these two parts of my life together."
The episodes so far have included everything from how to build a birdhouse to lessons on rivers and boats, all with a lot of humour involved!
Check out the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Broncs292/videos
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