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Well-being

Posts discussing topics related to well-being, including the impact a Forest School approach has on physical, social, and mental health

December 1, 2019

This is special. This incredible guest blog was written by Landere Naisbitt who I've have had the honour of working closely with over the past few years. She is an amazing Forest School practitioner, an incredible writer, and all around inspiring human being. This piec...

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 find out if the forest is really magic on the blog for the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada!

Is the forest really magic?

May 1, 2019

Growing up in the United States, and more specifically Hawaii, it always felt like there was an elephant in the room that noone wanted to talk about. Or perhaps knew how to. The elephant was the impact of colonization on the place and the people who live here. Since mo...

April 27, 2019

After starting a handful of programs from scratch, there are so many things I’ve learned from the process. (See Starting a Forest School Program from Scratch and Integrating Forest School into a Public School Day for some background about my experiences). Sometimes I w...

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 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...

December 16, 2018

This has been a really exciting time of year for me because it's the first time I've delivered Forest School sessions in the dark! I started an after school program at a local school last spring and as the seasons have changed we've found that the sun is now setting be...

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