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Risky Play

Risky Play

By Teacher TK “Safety is more important than anything!” These are the words I heard declared from a 7-year-old at forest school this week.  While I agree, I feel that there is something else behind her words. Fear.  This fear keeps us from assessing our...

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Indigenous Graphic novels resources

This Place https://thewingedpen.com/2019/05/09/featured-graphic-novel-anthology-this-place-150-years-retold/ Overview of novel, interview with David A. Roberston (Peggy), and Richard Van Camp (Like a Razor Slash) https://youtu.be/I86DPJsFjjY 1 Minute interview with...

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Children and be risk assessors too.

Children and be risk assessors too.

‘Be Careful’ is a phrase that has become all too common in parent-child relationships. Of course we want our children to be safe, to not get hurt and ensure that the decision that they are making are thought through, considered and well executed. However we cripple...

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Learning in Depth

Learning in Depth

LiD Reflections in a K-3 classroom September 2020 I began my journey with LiD in a blended K-3 classroom at new ecological school based on the North Shore of Vancouver.  As there was no previous interaction with LiD, and many of the children are very young (12 of...

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Why Choose Saplings Outdoor School?

Why Choose Saplings Outdoor School?

Saplings Outdoor Program has been running successfully since 2012. As we evolved and grew over the years, it helped us understand the nuances of educating outdoors and the countless benefits it entails. Encouraged by the enthusiasm received for our preschool as well...

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