Posts made in November, 2014

Outdoor Classrooms Library Book Tour

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Outdoor Classrooms Library Book Tour Book 1: NATURAL PLAYSCAPES by Rusty Keeler   If you have been to any of my workshops, you know that I have a tendency to bring as many resource books as I can carry.  A few weeks ago, I found myself laughing with teachers at the image of me hauling my entire library of favorite books. I love them all.  I have stumbled upon and aquired so many incredible resources that have sparked my imagination for creating thoughtful outdoor learning spaces.  Therefore, as my  Teaching in the Dirt: Designing Outdoor Classrooms e-course gets under way, I thought it...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving   Dear Natural Teachers, As we enter into the holiday season, I reflect how this season is not always filled with joy and happiness for all. I know a few friends who have experienced great loss and others who are struggling with incredible hardships. I am blessed; however, I too, sometimes feel my heart ache a little during this time. It is my garden that always brings me back to a place of gratitude. The weather this past weekend was unusually mild. It allowed me to dig in my vegetable garden alongside my mom, who was in town for my birthday. We used the “Newspaper...

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TEACHING IN THE DIRT: DESIGNING OUTDOOR CLASSROOM E-COURSE Now Open for Registration!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

TEACHING IN THE DIRT: DESIGNING OUTDOOR CLASSROOM E-COURSE Now Open for Registration!   Great things are happening here at Outdoor Classrooms. Behind the scenes we have been working tirelessly towards launching our first e-course! Meanwhile, in my workshops this week,  I continued to listen to the diversity of outdoor classroom design challenges educators are faced with. From Astro-turf playgrounds, a run down camp in the woods to a basic church garden. I hear the variety of obsticles these very different spaces present and see clearly how each of these gardens can use use the same...

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