Posts made in October, 2015

Where do ideas come from? Curiosity, Wonder & Big Ideas

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in E-Course - STEAM Outdoors | 14 comments

Where do ideas come from? Share your Discoveries & Big Ideas Miniature Gardens, Compost Bins & Seedswaps The Teaching in the Dirt: STEAM Outdoors e-course if filled with nature based curriculum ideas. The intention of the course is to inspire teachers to create outdoor curriculum that infuses a sense of curiosity and wonder into the minds of children. Where do ideas come from? Elizabeth Gilbert explains her theory on “How Ideas Work” in her  latest book called Big Magic.  She describes, ” Ideas are a desembodied energetic life-form. They are completely separate from...

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You Are Here! A simple rock check in!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in The Seedling BLOG | 6 comments

You Are Here! A simple rock check in! “All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.” Aristotle How do you check in the children in your program? How do you make sure everyone is there. My collegue Jan, welcomes her students with eye contact and a shake of the hand.  Other teachers simply write a check mark next to each students name as they come into the room. How can you add nature to your check in procedure? You are in for a treat! Imagine your little ones coming to school and proudly...

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Transform Your Creative Ideas into ACTION

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in E-Course - STEAM Outdoors | 9 comments

Transform Your Creative Ideas into ACTION  ” Stop drifting and start rowing.” Roz Savage This past weekend I attended a conference and was not only reminded, but inspired that living delibertly is a choice. With so many ideas scribbled on paper, I found myself applying this concept to our STEAM Outdoors e-course. It is easy to get lost and not always know where to begin with so many creative ideas floating around. I find it is easier to make the to do lists and more difficult at times to take action. At the conference I was introduced to Roz Savage. She was the first woman to...

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The Forum of Ideas Virtual Fair: Waldorf

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in The Seedling BLOG | 10 comments

The Forum of Ideas Virtual Fair As Natural Teachers it is important to become familiar with the most notable child development theorists and philosophies. This practice is designed to strengthen your professional identity as a Natural Teacher. The Assignment: You are eligible to win a million dollar grant to create your own school or childcare center. Explore the child development theorists and educational philosophies from the Forum of Ideas Virtual Fair. ( Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori) Reflect and discover how important developmental theorists are in creating your own philosophy...

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The Forum of Ideas Virtual Fair: Montessori

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in The Seedling BLOG | 23 comments

The Forum of Ideas Virtual Fair As Natural Teachers it is important to become familiar with the most notable child development theorists and philosophies. This practice is designed to strengthen your professional identity as a Natural Teacher. The Assignment: You are eligible to win a million dollar grant to create your own school or childcare center. Explore the child development theorists and educational philosophies from the Forum of Ideas Virtual Fair. ( Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori) Reflect and discover how important developmental theorists are in creating your own philosophy...

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