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Featured Blog Posts – December 2011 Archive (6)

Lessons from Professor Snowman - Inquiry Based Learning

Lessons from Professor Snowman

Inquiry learning focuses on the idea that the learner generates their own questions about the world and the teacher…

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Added by Harmony on December 24, 2011 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

We Want To Learn Outdoors

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Last month, whilst back home in Scotland, I heard about a primary teacher from Peebles who was running forest school classes. I was intrigued how she was able to incorporate such classes into the school curriculum and wanted to learn more. Here is my short interview I had with the wonderful and inspiring Annie Edgar. (Later in the week, I was fortunate to visit the forest where Annie holds the classes. I took my niece and nephews with me. We had the most magical time and…

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Added by Marghanita Hughes on December 14, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments

TOP TEN TIPS FOR TEACHING OUTSIDE FROM PROJECT LEARNING TREE

From the Project Learning Tree Site

Project Learning Tree

by Laura Duffey, PLT State Coordinator for Minnesota, originally for PLT's Branch Newsletter in 2010

Early Childhood (from Marlee Meshbesher, preschool teacher at St. David’s Center near…

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Added by George Jefferson on December 9, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Another good reason for kids to hike: Develop character and skills

On the trail, children can learn patience, goal setting, self-sufficiency and self-confidence, all while increasing their attention spans, so challenged these days by fast-moving, action-packed television programs and video games. The physical challenge of the journey and of reaching a summit or an incredible destination generates a supreme sense of achievement in adult and child alike.

Hiking encourages creative, imaginative play. The television set and today's video games…

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Added by Rob Bignell on December 7, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments

A video series and citizen science project for KIDS!

Backyard Planet: Two Kids, a Globetrotting Ecologist, and a Series of Unnatural Events!



CHECK OUT A VIDEO AND OUR KICKSTARTER PAGE HERE: 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/backyardplanet/backyard-planet?ref=recently_launched

To help address a staggering divide between children and the outdoors,Backyard Planet combines entertaining…

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Added by BigTree Media on December 2, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

Taiga Trekkers - Coyote Trail

Coyote Trail from Abbott Loop Community Park

After an early winter cold snap, today's above freezing temps were a welcome treat! 2 dads, 13 moms and 17 kids hit the Coyote Trail. We started at Abbott Community Park off of Elmore. As you…

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Added by Harmony on December 1, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

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