On a recent visit to a classroom, I found myself outside observing students discuss the importance of changing oil in a vehicle and keeping check on the tire pressure. Drivers Education is an important course for all teenagers, but there is more to it than just qualifying for a permit.
Every driver knows the vehicle you operate is only as good as the maintenance schedule you follow. In Mr. Farkas’ Drivers Education class, students come to understand that knowledge about the mechanics of a car or truck is extremely important. On my visit, I observed students in groups of three learning about the different aspects of operating a motor vehicle. But what made the lesson so interesting was that each group used and iPad to make a video of their own lesson about vehicle maintenance. One group may have reviewed important features of the dashboard while others looked under the hood or at the tires. Later they planned to edit the video and share the results with all class members. Everyone would have a clear understanding of how a vehicle operates and the extreme importance of vehicle maintenance. In producing their own lesson for a lifetime, GHS Drivers Education students are sure to remember the value of all that was shared with them through this learning activity.