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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
In my neighbourhood, kids knock on doors to ask if so and so can come out to play in an ongoing giant game of capture
I love to garden. I love the peacefulness, I love watching things grow under my care and I love that I can see both immediate
Did you know that by labelling your kid’s stuff, you are teaching them valuable pre-literacy skills? (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience!) Environmental print is
I teach in an outdoor classroom all year, in all weather, and in all seasons. In Canada. The most common question I get is “what
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How To Use A Visual Schedule Every comedian who tells the tale of a child-less couple breezing out the door is guaranteed to get loads of laughs from the parents
In 2014, I attended the ‘Fourth R’ Conference jointly hosted by the West Vancouver school district and the Canadian Self Regulation Initiative. This conference focused on why the Fourth ‘R’
Loose parts are found or natural objects that have no specific instructions for play and are highly valued for their imaginative and creative affordances for play. For children who are
If you’ve never heard of Dr. Stuart Brown then you are in for a treat when you read his book, Play. In this book, Brown explains why play is essential to