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"10 Innovative Nature-Centric Projects & Programs for Your Students"

"Natural Teachers Network showcases innovative outdoor learning projects and programs from around the country and around the world. Here are a few of our favorites to help inspire and guide your next…Continue

Started Oct 9, 2012

 

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Cultivating the Curriculum

     As I visit schools, I’m always amazed at the creative ways that plantings are being utilized. School gardens come in all types of sizes and shapes, but generally fall into three categories. Sometimes even small school sites have incorporated all three. Gardens that create a habitat for wildlife            Although often not resembling traditional gardens, the planting of trees and shrubs on the school grounds provides cover and food sources for wildlife. Schools often plant formal…See More
Jun 12, 2013
Herb Broda left a comment for Paul Roberts
"Hi Paul-- I appreciate the request!            Herb"
Mar 25, 2013
Herb Broda's 2 discussions were featured
Mar 25, 2013
Ken Finch replied to Herb Broda's discussion Please Define Green for Me! in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Herb -- I'm always astounded by how routinely "green schools" will feature healthy food, energy-efficient buildings, EE curricula, recycling, etc. (just as you do, above) -- yet make little or no mention of actual greenery in and…"
Mar 25, 2013
Juliet Robertson replied to Herb Broda's discussion 10 Innovative Nature-Centric Projects & Programs for Your Students in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"This is a lovely showcase collection from North America and I enjoyed reading the free download. I love what Ford Elementary are up to - do they have livestock too? Just wondering :)"
Oct 31, 2012
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"10 Innovative Nature-Centric Projects & Programs for Your Students"

Natural Teachers Network showcases innovative outdoor learning projects and programs. Here are a few of our favorites to help inspire and guide your next outdoor learning adventure.  Please add to the discussion, let us know what you're doing to transform education by connecting children with nature.10 Innovative Nature-Centric Projects & Programs for Your Students1.    Move Your Classroom Outdoors Under the leadership of teacher Catherine Padgett, Ford Elementary School has developed an…See More
Oct 9, 2012
Herb Broda left a comment for Chip Donahue
"Hi Chip--   Thanks for the kind words-- it was a pleasure meeting you at the Gathering.!                 Herb"
Sep 10, 2012
Herb Broda replied to Sue Powell's discussion Nature Based / Environmental Schools in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"   The  Evergreen Community Charter School in Asheville, NC is outstanding."
Aug 28, 2012
Herb Broda replied to Herb Broda's discussion Nature in the Classroom—Bringing the Outdoors In in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
" What a wonderful way for children to share their enjoyment and concern for nature! Thanks so much for sharing the picture."
May 17, 2012
Stephanie Rach-Wilson replied to Herb Broda's discussion Nature in the Classroom—Bringing the Outdoors In in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"This is the "Helping Hands" tree we made with Girl Scouts a couple weeks ago - and we do this in classrooms as well. Kids color and share what they do to celebrate and help nature. First we read the book, Helping Hands, then share in…"
May 17, 2012
Catarina Loureiro replied to Herb Broda's discussion Nature in the Classroom—Bringing the Outdoors In in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"I really loved the classroom pond idea. I can imagine so many thing one could do with a pond as a teaching tool.  About the camera idea, Setting up the camera may not even be necessary as they are a few sites that transmit 24/7 images of wild…"
May 17, 2012
Stephanie Rach-Wilson replied to Herb Broda's discussion Nature in the Classroom—Bringing the Outdoors In in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"These are great ideas, thank you for sharing! I love the pond idea and will add it to my list of activities for the classrooms we visit."
May 16, 2012
Herb Broda replied to Herb Broda's discussion Nature in the Classroom—Bringing the Outdoors In in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"It truly is amazing how very routine items like pine cones or unique stones can generate great discussion. I am curious about the types of objects that you have found to be especially useful in fostering discussion."
May 16, 2012
Juliet Robertson replied to Herb Broda's discussion Nature in the Classroom—Bringing the Outdoors In in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Lovely post. I'm also a fan of nature tables and natural curiosities placed inside that children can examine, talk about and use as props. "
May 16, 2012
Herb Broda replied to Herb Broda's discussion Nature in the Classroom—Bringing the Outdoors In in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"Thanks for your kind words!"
May 16, 2012
Janine Carpenter replied to Herb Broda's discussion Nature in the Classroom—Bringing the Outdoors In in the group C&NN Natural Teachers Network
"I was thinking the same thing...I actually have a chicken coop that seems to attract animals as well--so that might be enough bait on its own! I've come out at night and scared off some pretty large raccoons, and a neighbor walking her dog…"
May 16, 2012

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Professor of Education/author
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In addition to teaching at Ashland University, I am the author of Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning: Using the Outdoors as an Instructional Tool. I am eager to help teachers explore ways to use the school grounds as a teaching tool.

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Using the Schoolyard as a Teaching Tool

The concept of teaching with the sky for a ceiling and the natural landscape as an audio-visual

tool is both challenging and empowering. At a time when natural curiosity about the outdoors

is being eclipsed by the demands of busy schedules and the ever-present glow of video screens,

schools may become…

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At 10:06pm on August 18, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Herb, It was a delight to meet at the Gathering. I'm thrilled that you've been contributing so much and so richly to the forum. I look forward to continuing discussion and collaboration.
At 12:00am on August 18, 2010, Juliet Robertson said…
Hello Herb

Thanks for joining C&NN Connect. I'm already reading you book! It's really interesting in that the advice is very similar to the sort of thing myself and other school grounds practitioners advise over here.

John mentioned that you've got a new book about to be published. What might be fun is to have a "book club" about it here on C&NN Connect. I've participated in other online book clubs. Basically everyone is given a couple of months to buy the book and read it. Then a thread is created with a few questions at the top and everyone and anyone can chip in at any time. However if the author is prepared to add the odd comment or too it does make it a rather special thread.

Oh yes, before I forget, I'd be interested in any feedback on my blog, "I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!" Over the summer I've written a series of posts about The Coombes School which is a stunning example of taking learning outdoors. There's already one book written about this school, The Creative School. However another book is due to be published in 2011 called The Coombes Approach.

Thanks for getting in touch.

Best wishes
Juliet
At 9:29pm on July 1, 2010, John Thielbahr said…
Hi Herb. Many thanks for your reply and offer to help with the newsletter. Your suggestion is perfect. I will begin an email conversation with Tamra and Cheryl and you shortly to set up a time to chat some time during the week of July 26 to accommodate schedule conflicts between now and then. Best wishes, John
At 3:52pm on July 1, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Herb! I'll echo John's welcome to our forum and community. I'm delighted you found us and look forward to your contributions. I also hope you'll find this a rich source of resources and discussion. Two of our groups you may be interested in joining are: the Natural Teachers Network and Children's Built Environments. I hope to see you again soon.
At 8:05pm on June 30, 2010, John Thielbahr said…
Welcome Herb! Cheryl has told me about your wonderful book, and another children and nature colleague Tamra Willis told me yesterday that she uses it in her classes with great success. As Cheryl mentioned, we are in the beginning stages of creating a newsletter for those who have registered on the Natural Teachers Network site, about 2000 to date. Of those, 100 have signed up on our Ning social networking site. Tamra has offered to help get the newsletter started, and we would love to have your input as well. Contributions from you book would be terrific. Would you be receptive to a conference call some time later this month? Very glad to have you aboard. John
 
 
 

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