One of the best things educators can do to is teach students to take on and accomplish hard tasks. What better place to teach this principle than a working farm? As students sow, raise and apply classroom learning on the farm they begin to see the fruits of their labors and are introduced to long term success through hard work and diligence.
Studies show that students who spend time outside with hands-on learning have:
- Longer attention spans
- More creativity
- Higher levels of self-confidence
- Higher standardized test scores
- Greater academic success
- Significant improvements in cognitive development, self-discipline, language skills, and social interactions.
All of these abilities lead to higher success in post secondary education.