Teaching Resources

Teaching in the Schoolyard or Outdoor Classroom is a learned skill. In our 10 years of working with BPS teachers, BSI has collected and developed a range of materials, strategies and tips for outdoor instruction which lead to meaningful student learning. In this section you will find resources for managing your classroom outdoors as well as resources for teaching science and writing in the schoolyard. These resources have been developed by the Boston Schoolyard Initiative in conjunction with Boston Public Schools (BPS) Science and Literacy Departments and BPS teachers.  Science in the Schoolyard Guides to Teaching Outdoors are published by Delta Education and are available for download below.

Teaching  Outdoors

Outdoor Writers Workshop

  • Outdoor Writers Workshop Lessons

Informational/Explanatory Writing

Grade One

Grade Two
Grade Three

Science in the Schoolyard™