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Preparing spaces for outdoor learning means considering how your schoolyard can become a creative, imaginative space for joyful wonder and inquiry across the curriculum.
Music Is Not My Strongest Subject But… Of all the curricular content I teach as an elementary school educator, music is likely my weakest subject
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
Of all the crops you can grow with kids, garlic is one of the easiest and most rewarding. Read on to learn how to grow
This workshop is for experienced educators who are willing to consider the potential academic, social, and physical benefits of outdoor play as a pedagogical approach to teaching across the K-7 curriculum.
School gardens are fraught with systemic barriers that can take the joy out of outdoor learning. In this workshop we will explore practical and simple solutions for getting your school growing and learning outdoors.
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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
Literacy and Shadow Puppets For pre-literate children, shadow puppets are a fantastic way to support the big idea of story found in most early learning curriculums. Shadow puppet play adds another
Playdough is surprisingly entertaining for kids of all ages. Adding lavender playdough as a sensorial play opportunity in the school garden becomes a delightful way to integrate student learning and
Thanks to Grauer and Spul’u’kwuks elementary schools for having me join your professional learning today! The following blog posts may be helpful as you build capacity for outdoor play and