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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