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Play

Posts discussing key principles of play and how play supports learning and development

November 3, 2019

Well, I’m dusting off the ol' Forest Schooled keyboard. It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog here. Life moves and sways, shifting where energy was once placed into other facets and callings. But I’ve missed it, missed writing, sharing, and connecting with all of...

September 1, 2019

Okay, you know that feeling when you have an idea and then someday that idea becomes a reality? It's an amazing feeling and one I am so happy to share with you now! 

Three and a half years ago I started writing Forest Schooled. It was purely a space for me to share stor...

I've been branching out on blog writing and am sharing my stories on other pages in addition to Forest Schooled. Follow the link to the blog for the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada!

Backwards Planning

I've been branching out on blog writing and am sharing my stories on other pages in addition to Forest Schooled. Follow the link to the blog for the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada!

Trusting Children to Resolve Conflicts in Play

I've been branching out on blog writing and am sharing my stories on other pages in addition to Forest Schooled. Follow the link to find out if the forest is really magic on the blog for the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada!

Is the forest really magic?

I've been branching out on blog writing and am sharing my stories on other pages in addition to Forest Schooled. Follow the link to find out how I answered the question "So, what do you do about puddles?!" on the blog for the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada!

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March 24, 2019

In the Starting a Forest School Program from Scratch series I described the steps I took to get a couple of programmes up and running in my area. It involved partnering with a local nonprofit to run a weekend programme as well as partnering with a local public school t...

February 10, 2019

The word "place" comes up a lot in this work, with Forest School being described as a means for learners to gain a "sense of place,” an opportunity for the time and space to "belong in a place," an educational philosophy that is "place-based.

Such descriptions ar...

January 21, 2019

I took a risk. It was the coldest day we'd had in the school year so far and nobody was quite back in the mindset of playing in cold weather. But the children had their coats and waterproof boots on and it felt like a great opportunity to go and visit the stream to not...

January 5, 2019

This is a tough one for me to write, but here goes... 

One of my missions in Forest School and even through writing this blog has been to advocate for and provide opportunities for children to play... to play freely, with autonomy, and the time to pursue their own ideas...

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