Outside Tech- the Flipped Classroom

The educational push is towards technology, right? Technology, technology, technology…why not bring your technology outside with you and your students. Call me crazy, but technology from inside the classroom can truly enhance the outdoor experience which in turns enhances your students’ overall understanding of the curriculum which in turn leads…

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April E-Newsletter

April is here and so is the April e-newsletter! This issue covers topics such vernal pools, frogs, buds and themed decorations, centers and snacks. Take a look and get inspired to take your students outside and enjoy the April air! April 2014

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Fools for Nature!

April 1st is a notorious day for practical jokes in schools. Instead of letting this day get you down, harness this love of jokery by turning the day into a celebration of Mother Nature’s natural jokes. Depending on what you’re studying at the time, you could focus on a few…

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E-Newsletters are Here!

Due to multiple requests, I have decided to put together an e-newsletter that will come out at the beginning of each month. The issues will be focused on what is happening in nature during the month, activities, recommended books and themed snacks. If you have any ideas for which you…

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Inside Recess, Again?!

If you have been living in the northern United States this year you are fully aware of the ungodly amount of snow and wind chill advisory days confining our children indoors when they should be outside expending their energy. What can we do to help our children dissipate their energy…

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Not Cool Toys R’ Us, Not Cool

A colleague of mine recently sent me a link to a youtube video about children being taken on a field trip to where they thought was a nature center but it turned out to be to Toys “R” Us. My challenge to all educators is to get children as excited…

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Next Generation Science Standards Say What?!

As education continues to change so do the standards for which teachers are working towards. Fads come and go, but Next Generation Science Standards are coming in and blowing other science standards out of the water. Previous science standards have required children to master the recall of particular facts and…

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Under the Oak

Under the Oak Follow this link to become inspired by a site all about creating an outdoor classroom. There are great descriptions, pictures and examples that are updated annually.

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