Outdoor Education Cookbook: Virtual Nature Walks

Recently I was asked by a Kindergarten teacher who works and teaches in India to give a talk to her class about plants. I decided to bring them on a virtual nature walk using Zoom.  How did I do it? I went to a local park near where I stay and took a close walk... Continue Reading →

Outdoor Education Cookbook: A school community is more than people (Identifying ALL LIFE on campus)

Recently someone reached out to me and asked me for ideas on how they could connect outdoor learning with a community-based unit of inquiry. Many schools start year off by working towards building community within a class of school. Across early years and through elementary and even older grades, there are fairly standard activities teachers... Continue Reading →

Making Better Teachers: Update

As you noticed, it has now been more than eight months since I last posted an episode of the Making Better Teachers Podcast. I can honestly admit that the sun has set on the podcast. I decided to throw in the towel because I was simply burning myself out. Being active in the world of... Continue Reading →

Math Outdoors: Even and Odd Numbers

  I have always been a huge advocate of outdoor learning and outdoor play. I think it stems from my upbringing in rural Canada and I grew up with a close connection to the outdoors and nature. That coupled with the sadness I have felt my entire international teaching career, working in large cities where... Continue Reading →

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