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You don’t need to be an outdoor education expert to teach in the outdoor classroom. These blog posts will help you navigate common barriers to outdoor play and learning in the elementary school context so everyone can engage fully. Find posts here on how to set up your outdoor classroom, recommendations for outdoor teaching resources and gear, and which books might inspire your teaching in nature.

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My role as a teacher is always evolving. Over the past 25 years, I’ve taught just about every grade in public elementary schools across two

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Child Care Resource and Referral Webinar August 10, 2021 Thank you to all participants who joined us this evening to discuss unstructured outdoor play and why it matters! The blog

Homma elementary school walking field trips

This post is written specifically to support colleagues and visiting TTOCs at Homma elementary school. Teachers from other schools are encouraged to make a similar document specific to their own walkable spaces and places for outdoor learning. The following is a list of recommended walking field trips we have visited with students. Please check with Sarah or I if you’d like to double up on your walking first trip to gain confidence or experience travelling to these spaces.

This is your child’s brain on play

If you’ve ever wondered how play helps your child’s brain development, then watch the video below. In all the noise of social media, once in a while a great and

Alberni District Teacher Professional Day

Thank you for joining me today for our session exploring how we might transition to teaching outdoors. The following blog posts and resources might be helpful as you go forward

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