Posts by Victoria Hackett

3 Easy Ways to Plan Ahead for Outdoor Learning

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

3 Easy Ways to Plan Ahead for Outdoor Learning Do you worry about losing control when you take kids outdoors? Do you envision kids running all over the place with a lack of focus? Does your body feel uneasy and anxious when you don’t have a plan for teaching outdoors? Does outdoor teaching planning time go to the back burner because of all the other urgent things that need attention? Lack of time to plan for outdoor learning is one of the biggest complaints I hear from teachers. I get it. I know from experience that teaching is challenging. It can be especially challenging when you...

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5 Tips for a Self Care Practice

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

5 TIPS FOR A SELF CARE PRACTICE May has arrived! Although you may be saying “good-bye” to Winter, do you feel like you have jumped on the “get it all done by the end of the year” roller coaster? It happens every year. The weather warms up and with it comes all the preparations for the end of the year events. The whiplash comes when there is planning ahead for the summer. How is it even possible to be thinking of the needs of the Outdoor Classroom? I hear you. This time of year, it always feels like there is just not enough time in the day to juggle everything that...

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First Peas to the Table Experience Week

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

The First Peas to the Table Experience Week at Harborlight Montessori School What is an Experience Week? At Harborlight Montessori School, they are trying something new.  Check out Experience Weeks in their own words: Hands-on learning is an essential element of Montessori education. Students learn to research questions, think critically, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively to master core academic content. Moving beyond the walls of the classroom to local institutions and to the natural landscapes of the North Shore presents new and in-depth ways to investigate, understand and...

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A Quick Start Guide to an Inspired Teaching Garden

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Dear Curious Educator, Do you have a roadblock when it comes to teaching outdoors? What if we examined these roadblocks, did a flip turn and used them as a guide for an Inspired Teaching Garden? In the Quick Start Guide to an Inspired Teaching Garden, we explore five Creative Approaches to making learning come alive outdoors. All in five days! This is how it works. Once you sign up, I will send you an email each day, for five days. Each email will guide you with prompts to get you thinking of how the outdoors can be an amazing tool for teaching and learning. I also draw cards from my NEW...

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Register Your Interest for the Seeds of Inspiration Learning Deck

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in The Seedling BLOG | 0 comments

Register Your Interest for the Seeds of Inspiration Learning Card Deck Want to make an Outdoor Classroom but don’t know where to start? The Seeds of Inspiration Learning Card Deck is an idea generator for your Outdoor Classroom.  The deck features photographs from The Four Types of Gardens; Gardens that Feed; Gardens that Attract Wildlife; Garden for Art and Beauty; and Gardens as Learning Stations. Each card offers questions as prompts to guide your Outdoor Classroom design and nature-based curriculum for teaching outdoors. How to Use the Cards: There are no wrong answers. Use the...

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