Currently on a leave of absence to raise my son, I have been teaching since college. I have been an outdoor/environmental educator in the states of California, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, and abroad in Chile. Here in my hometown, I have taught in traditional school mainly in 5th and 6th grade. I have a multiple subject teaching credential and a Master's in Science Education (k-12). My goal in heading back to the classroom was to bring outdoor education to the students who, I felt, needed it the most. My aim was to bring nature into the lives of my inner city students. It has been so rewarding and challenging, but successful. Connecting children with nature opens up their potential and reaps incredible rewards.
Hello Yasmin and welcome. Thanks so much for joining the Natural Teachers Network. Please share your thoughts and ideas there for others to consider and respond. Teachers can be a powerful force of change in the lives of children, and we are hoping all teachers in all disciplines pledge to take their students outside to use nature as a classroom. Good to have you with us, yet another in growing group from San Diego County, where I used to live, not too far from where Rich lives now. John
Idon't have a page of my own on this site, but my interest is in getting adults back into nature in an authentic way, so that we can all bring about the change for children to connect with their own true sense of nature.
Looking forward to getting to know you.
I'm on the East Coast, in CT.
Maybe we can be fb friends, too?
It's great seeing you on here! Thanks for being my friend. =) I have already been looking forward to getting to know you more and now I'm even more excited! I'm going to check our rsvp lists and see what you're coming to next!
See you soon,