outdoor education

Here we go with the snow

Monday morning, we went to school in the first blizzard of the year. It was bitterly cold, and the wind howled around, blowing the 20 centimetres of snow into small drifts. Was there ever a question that our outdoor learning block at the beginning of the day would be cancelled? I am not comfortable just […]

Spring cleaning

Aaaaah, fresh air! It’s like the earth turned on an air purifier and sun lamp to awaken us from our annual hibernation. There is excitement all around and almost everyone at my school seems to have a bounce in their steps. This is probably because we are not getting weighed down by clunky boots, toques, scarves, mittens, snow pants, and parkas. Spring has […]

Bringing Personal Excitement and Passion to the Classroom-Outdoor Education

Tina_Ginglo

In the first chapter of The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning, four themes of success were shared.  These themes were compiled from teachers’ stories about what contributes to their success in the classroom.  I had the opportunity to observe one of those themes, the passion for teaching, first hand when I watched my […]

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