Juliet Robertson
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Is the tide turning in 2012?
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I'm bowled over by this blog post by Deborah J Stewart of Teach Preschool. What a start to 2012 and may every pre-school practitioner all over the world celebrate the joys of running up and down…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy Butler Jan 27, 2012.

Can you vote for my blog?

Hi Everyone, I've a favour to ask. My blog, "I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!" has been nominated in the "Best ed tech/resource sharing" category of this years Edublogs Awards. It's the only…Continue

Started Dec 5, 2011

Kids Environment Day Activities - HELP!
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Can you assist my brother-in-law? He lives near Sacramento in California My work have a booth at a kids environment day (called Cache Creek Discovery Day) at a local nature preserve and we are…Continue

Tags: outside, environment, nature, activities, children's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juliet Robertson Mar 24, 2011.

Risk assessments for boulders or rocks in play spaces or playgrounds
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I'm look for advice and information about risk assessments for boulders or rocks in play spaces or playgrounds. Can anyone advise or help?Many thanksJulietContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juliet Robertson Jul 27, 2010.

 

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Juliet Robertson replied to Annabelle Knight's discussion Managing Risks and Benefits in Outdoor Environments/Playgrounds
"Hello Annabel This is a serious matter which has been rumbling on for a while now. I think it is important that lots of people do speak up and out. I believe details are on the Tim Gill blog posts you have referenced.  Thanks for raising the…"
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Juliet Robertson commented on Tania Moloney's event Great Explorations Conference (Melbourne): Connecting Children With Nature Through Story, Play and Exploration
"Hello Tanya Thanks for letting me know about this event. It sounds like you have worked hard to put it together. Would you like the event shared more widely via Facebook, etc.?  Sadly I'm not working in Australia at that time of year (back…"
Jun 27
Juliet Robertson replied to Herb Broda's discussion Using the Schoolyard to Focus on Literacy Concepts in the group Natural Teachers
"Hello Herb I would agree - any curriculum area works well outside. In Scotland we audited our curriculum to see where teaching outside would really matter and there were some great…"
May 17
Juliet Robertson commented on Amy Butler's event ECO - Educating Children Outdoors - summer graduate course
"Hi Amy Thanks for letting me know - I presume you'd like the word to be spread. Delighted to see this is going ahead and I hope it is really successful.  Best wishes Juliet"
Apr 21
Juliet Robertson replied to Margie's discussion Story list? in the group Storytelling about Nature
"This tree stories resource was published earlier this year by the Forestry Commission Scotland. Each month focuses on a different story "
Nov 18, 2014
Juliet Robertson left a comment for Elise Smith
"Hello Elise Thanks for your request to join the international group. I can't find any information about you and your Facebook link doesn't seem to work. Perhaps you can let me know a little bit more about who you are and your interests.…"
Nov 12, 2014
Juliet Robertson left a comment for Jessica Goodenough
"Hello Jessica Thanks for joining C&NN International Group. It sounds like you are doing really interesting work in Rio.  Best wishes Juliet (@CreativeSTAR on Twitter)"
Sep 20, 2014
Juliet Robertson replied to Alicia Jimenez's discussion Looking for help
"The Nature Nurture Project in Aberdeen, UK. Get in touch via their website or Facebook page."
Aug 31, 2014
Juliet Robertson commented on Tania Moloney's event Family Nature Connection Retreat
"Hi Tanya This sounds like a lovely event and I'm sorry I'm based in the UK. Do you have an event link to this on Facebook or a webpage about it that I can share with others?  Many thanks Juliet"
Jul 20, 2014
Juliet Robertson commented on Juliet Robertson's group International C&NN Connect
"Thanks Asante Ali - where are you based? "
Jun 11, 2014
Asante Ali commented on Juliet Robertson's group International C&NN Connect
"Greetings of peace and love! Many thanks, for being in place! Operation: Nature's Children. What we believe: That all children and youth should have access to Nature because, that connection is fun and healthy for them. Activity and exposure…"
Jun 11, 2014
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"Hi Everyone. My book, "Dirty Teaching: A Beginner's Guide to Learning Outdoors" is due to be published on 19 June. The paper copy can be purchased on Amazon and the e-version will follow in due course. To have a peek inside the book,…"
Jun 10, 2014
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"Thanks Tanya Feel free to post as you see fit in the International group."
Feb 27, 2014
Tania Moloney commented on Juliet Robertson's group International C&NN Connect
"Thanks for adding me to this wonderful International C&NN Connect group. I look forward to being inspired and hope I can add value and support anyone here in any way I can. "
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"Thank you Juliette! I hope you enjoyed the interviews. The full series has 30 in series 1 and I'm on my way to another 30 in series 2. Wonderful people inspiring and working together for a wonderful movement. Richard Louv is part of my upcoming…"
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"Me oh my! You have been so busy with the interviews! Well done and I hope others enjoy them too. "
Feb 17, 2014

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Education Consultant - Outdoor Learning and Play
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Creative STAR Learning Company
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Hello! Thanks for stopping by. My work is all about getting children outdoors and supporting adults to enable this to happen.

I blog at "I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!" - it's well known for lots of advice and ideas, with over 600K page annual page views.

I wrote the book "Dirty Teaching: A Beginner's Guide to Learning Outdoors" It's been a best seller on Amazon UK but is less well known in North America.

I was the Critical Friend for a book "Taking Learning Outside the Classroom: Theory and Guidelines" - Richard Louv wrote the forward!

I run lots of courses, undertake small contract work and give keynote presentations. Please do visit my website and blog for more information. My longest input has been working on the Forest Kindergarten project in Glasgow & the Clyde Valley. My company did the feasibility study, wrote the training course materials and I'm just finishing writing the "Train the Forest Kindergarten Trainer" course so that others deliver the course. Yay!

I ghost write for other organisations including the Scottish Government and Forestry Commission Scotland. Google "Outdoor Learning: Practical Guidance for Teachers and Practitioners in Scotland" to give you a flavour!

I'm a former head teacher (school principal) of 3 schools ranging in size from 6 to 270 pupils. Prior to entering the education sector, I undertook a wide variety jobs in outdoor and environmental work. My interest and enthusiasm for outdoor learning stemmed from working in a Puerto Rican urban environmental centre in Philadelphia (USA), halfway through my environmental science degree in the Eighties. As a teacher, I maintained a passion for being outdoors. I undertook a year-long teaching exchange to an outdoor centre in Canada. I've participated in several courses and study visits abroad to see the bigger, international picture. In 2008 a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship enabled me to find out more about outdoor technologies in North America, Sweden and the Czech Republic.

Creative STAR has a Facebook page which is pretty active. Do stop by and say hello!
Web site
http://www.creativestarlearning.co.uk
Facebook Account
http://www.facebook.com/juliet.robertson?ref=profile
Twitter Account
http://twitter.com/CreativeSTAR

I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!

This is my weekly blog which aims to be an emergency exit for anyone who wants to get more children outside more often!

Also, if you are looking for books about outdoor learning, I have several listmanias on the Amazon UK website.

Finally, because I like talking about learning outdoors and the benefits of nature play, I give presentations and keynote speeches. As yet I don't have a video but here is a LTS Active Learning EY.pdf which gives you a glimpse of a recent keynote (without the practical activities, me talking and the music)!

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Waldkindergarten - Forest Kindergarten in Germany

This blog post has come from my regular blog, I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! But I thought visitors to Children & Nature Network might enjoy this too.

Whilst attending the 4th International Skogsmulle Symposium in Japan, several presentations were given. This is a guest post by Anita Egle, a Swede who resides in Germany and has run Skogsmulle sessions in Bavaria since 1989. It is a written…

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Posted on February 9, 2013 at 2:17am

Literacy in the Woods at the Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery

Last Easter I was fortunate enough to spend a day at the Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery in Fife. It was one of those magical days which remain etched in my memory for many reasons. I was particularly bowled over by the numerous examples of literacy happening spontaneously. Very often, this is a concern raised by educators and parents... are the core skills being covered such as maths and language and if so, how, when children are…

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Posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:27pm — 6 Comments

Stones at Cowgate U5

Cowgate Under 5's Centre's outdoor space has undergone quite a transformation since the last time I was there. What really struck me was the sheer abundance of beautiful stones scattered around every nook and cranny...…



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Posted on August 11, 2011 at 3:28am

Frode Svane: Adventures in Snow Play

The big freeze continues here in Scotland. The snow remains and to celebrate this unique opportunity for outdoor play and learning is a guest post from Frode Svane.



Frode is both an architect and a pedagog, working with…

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Posted on December 10, 2010 at 1:16am

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At 7:17pm on February 25, 2014, Tania Moloney said…

Thank you Juliette! I hope you enjoyed the interviews. The full series has 30 in series 1 and I'm on my way to another 30 in series 2. Wonderful people inspiring and working together for a wonderful movement. Richard Louv is part of my upcoming Series 2, quite an honor to connect with him and hear him share his passion.

At 7:32pm on June 23, 2013, T Roberts said…

Great :) Thanks so much.

At 7:02am on March 17, 2011, Matthew H. E. M. Browning said…

Hi Juliet!  I'm heading over to the UK for the IPA conference in Wales in June/July.  Any chance you are attending?  If not, we should think about how to meet up while I'm overseas.  It would be a priviliage to get to know you and all the fantastic work you're doing in Scotland!

~Matthew Browning

At 3:57am on January 17, 2011, Paolo Beneventi said…

Hello Juliet, nice to meet you!

 

I hope we can do something good together here. I'd like to share experiences and maybe projects, and find the way to make them known by as many people as possible. Especially children. It would take very little for them to discover and love nature, but most of parents and teachers do not know. And we all lose a great occasion.

 

Best wishes to you

Paolo

At 8:24am on December 22, 2010, Michele Whiteaker said…

Hi Juliet,

Thanks for connecting with me here, too. I'm sure there will be all sorts of new outdoor fun for 2011. Can't wait to see what happens!

Michele

At 7:45am on December 20, 2010, Tim Grant said…

Thanks Juliet.   Will do!

In fact, I tried to do so this AM, but learned you must first accept me as your friend.

 

I'm now awaiting your decision!

 

Cheers from this side of the Atlantic,

 

Tim

At 2:29pm on December 18, 2010, Tim Grant said…

Season's Greetings Juliet from Toronto.   Thanks for reaching out.

 

I'd be glad to join the discussions.  My wife and I have been editing/publishing our non-profit Green Teacher magazine for almost 20 years now, and have also published 6 books. You can learn more about both, and freely view a digital version of a recent back issue at www.greenteacher.com.  Our focus is on publishing innovative ways to connect children, 6-19 years of age, to the natural world.

 

I should also mention that Green Teacher started in Wales in 1996.  We started what was to be a Canadian edition in 1991, but the UK edition failed shortly thereafter.  Within a few years, we ceased viewing ourselves as Canadian and have been welcoming contributions from around the world ever since.

 

With that introduction out of the way,  I look forward to the discussions and contributing in any way that I can.

 

Cheers,

 

Tim

At 10:42am on December 18, 2010, For the Love of Nature said…

Hi Juliet,

Great to hear from you.  I've just sent a request to join the international group.  I've read with much interest the postings from you and others on cn&n connect.  Great information and discussion!

All the best,

Troy 

At 9:40am on December 17, 2010, Sara Knight said…
Hi Juliet!

Great to hear from you. Yes, I do indeed know Sue, and helped her to get Forest School started in Norfolk. I'm now making sure that all of our trainee primary and early years teachers here at Anglia Rusking University get to hear about Forest School and are offered the opportunity to learn outside with me at least once during their training.
Sara Knight
Anglia Ruskin University
At 9:58pm on December 16, 2010, Dawn Gracewind said…

Hi Juliet

It would be great to connect with you.  I am the admin of the Earth Scouts Network which is a program of the Earth Charter U.S. organization.  It would be great to migrate and import Earth Scouts into the UK!  Let's talk about possibilities.  Looking forward to hearing from you!

Dawn Gracewind

Earth Scouts

 
 
 

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