In his book, Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louve addresses the dangers of ‘nature deficit disorder’. In Orion Nature Quarterly, Louve’s article, Leave No Child Inside, again asserts the importance of creating opportunities for children to connect with the natural world. My previous post spoke about how I’m taking my students out for…
This year I’ve started a new job at a school blessed with a beautiful and vast forest outside our front door. One day a week we spend the whole morning playing out in the forest. In these forest school sessions, I’ve watched the children develop resilience, gross motor coordination, camaraderie, and connection to and love…
Promote egalitarian and equitable classrooms, schools, and global future.
When classroom resources are co-created with the children, they are imbued with meaning.
In the spirit of science, I conducted an experiment.
the capacity for creative play becomes the capacity for creative thought
Focusing on divergent, imaginative, creative thinking
Children learn they can take risks and succeed
Not every question requires an answer.
Constructivist classrooms invite all children and teachers to consider themselves scientists.