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Imaginative play in the outdoors takes on a new meaning in your outdoor classroom. Build a fairy garden, play dress up, be an anywhere artist and find books on how to inspire play and learning.
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
Flanders Field Poppies Remembrance Day can be an abstract and complicated topic for small children. Where we live, and across most of the commonwealth, Remembrance
If you’ve read my post on bored kids you know that academic learning can be lost over the long summer months and that it often
One of my favourite art projects this time of year is inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. Classrooms can be chaotic as we get
As a start, water cycles are best experienced, rather than read about. There is no worksheet that can fully capture the water cycle phenomenon, like
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This workshop is for experienced practitioners who are ready to think deeply as we complicate ways of engaging children intellectually in learning that is relevant, culturally responsive, and interconnected to the lands we learn with, from, and on.
This full day workshop provides a clear plan forward for Westcoast school gardens. Practical tips and tricks are shared with inspirational stories of school garden transformations.
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
Once Covid became a realty in our schools, the urgency to take students outdoors increased. Across Canada, a return to face to face learning saw public health officials, district administrators,