Students Become Teachers in Springfield

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Students became the teachers Friday at Springfield Local Schools.

At the end of each school year, about 400 students from the elementary school take part in an outdoor education day. Several stations were set up to teach the kids about outdoor sciences and there was a guest speaker from the Beaver Creek Wildlife Center.

The instructors at the stations were members of the eighth grade class. Principal David Malone said the students designed the lessons and activities.

“They are not only learning about science, which is their content standards for eighth grade, they are also getting a role reversal,” said Malone. “Getting to understand what it’s like to be a teacher and be that person that gets to present the lesson to younger students.”

The eighth grade students spend about two months planning the annual session.

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