Study Finds Outdoor Lessons Double Students’ Attention Span

Researchers from the University of Illinois are looking into the benefits of teaching class outdoors.

According to “attention restoration theory,” natural landscapes soothe and calm our “mental muscle.” After it’s had a moment to rest, our capacity to direct attention is refreshed.

Could this increase learning?  Green environments show that aggression is reduced and ADHD is controlled, while learning can be achieved.

Could we incorporate this into a homeschooling atmosphere, were studies are done on the deck or in the backyard?