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Teaching in an outdoor classroom happens all year round no matter the weather. You’ll find rainy day play ideas, best clothing for kids and what to wear when teaching outside in inclement weather.
The reality of urban living, especially in expensive cities like Vancouver, is that we often don’t have vast and unfinished basements to banish unwanted toys
There are thousands of articles and accompanying research that explain the psychology of clutter and how to declutter. In all my years of working in
A common misconception, when taking students outdoors, is that they will be off task or challenging to manage. In this workshop we will consider how an outdoor classroom is just like any other classroom and completely different, at the same time!
Earth-friendly Ice Art Learning and playing outdoors has multiple benefits for both children and adults. Teachers and caregivers looking for ways to get kids playing
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Risky play with height includes climbing, jumping from or swinging over heights, hanging, dangling, or dropping from heights, as well as balancing over any variety of heights. The known risk
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
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 closer to winter break, but this
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 never quite realized, simply because