Outdoor Education Cookbook: Empathy Towards Wildlife (Early Years Lesson – Cleaning Animals)

Earlier this year, when schools closed across the globe and many went to online learning, our Pre-Kindergarten year-level team wanted to focus on some causes of what would eventually become a pandemic. At the time, it was coming out in the news that the source of the virus was a wild animal market. Many questions... Continue Reading →

The Decline of Play: Why Teachers Need to Get Their Students Outdoors

When I was a child growing up in rural Eastern Canada in the late 1970s and early ’80s, being a child was a very different thing than it is today. I was a Pre-Internet child. I was a Pre-Helicopter Parent child. Things were indeed different. I grew up playing hours each and every day in... Continue Reading →

The AMAZING Classroom Makerspace

How do we encourage our students to be more creative? How do we foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills? In my years in the classroom, I have found that by having a maker space that’s actually inside my classroom has helped a lot. When I first came across the idea of a Makerspace for my... Continue Reading →

New Teacher Advice: Ask for Help!

Seriously folks… Ask for help if you need it. All people who are new to the classroom need help and advice from others. You have decided that you had something of value to give to others so you decided to become a teacher. Whether in an elementary school in Toronto, a high school in Boston,... Continue Reading →

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