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Recommend books for teachers to anchor their outdoor learning and inspire their teaching.
Thank you to Rene Gualtieri for contributions to this post! Not A Stick Play Having worked at a nature camp, I am very aware of
The emergent curriculum is a valuable tool for student directed inquiry in any outdoor classroom. I often have specific plans for my students that are
To support the families and teachers we work with in the outdoor classroom, we’ve put together this list of ideas for playful learning outdoors in
As we move towards report card season, you might find it helpful to watch this video clip on mindset and how academically beneficial or discouraging praise
Got bored kids? As every teacher can tell you, there is a phenomenon that occurs in September called “summer slide”. It reflects the loss of
If play is truly the work of the child, then dress up play must be the ultimate job description! Imaginative, fantasy play is achievable when
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In British Columbia we are working with a revised curriculum that is practically written to be taught outdoors! The big ideas and curricular content of seasonal change is required teaching
About three years ago a Wii made its way into our home. For my oldest son, it was a novelty and a result of years of negotiating for a game
Formal outdoor education programs are very different than outdoor classrooms. That said, teaching outdoors still requires some planning and preparation, particularly if you are going to spend the majority of
So this is new to me! For a class on action research with Dr. Cynthia Nicol, I’ve been asked to think about how I might use six words to describe