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Pam Moran: Let’s Bring Back Environmental Education

My lifelong mentor and world renowned environmental educator, Bill Hammond, taught me that if I was gonna be against something, then I had to decide what I was  for and fight for that! Being for something makes you really think about your … Continue reading

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Nature-based literacy – building lifelong learning and connecting kids to nature

Nature-based literacy is combining reading with being outdoors, helping kids (and adults) develop a love for both, and nurturing a lifelong connection to nature and learning. Having been an environmental educator for more than 30 years and a librarian for … Continue reading

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The Public School Challenge of Unschooling

I spent 24 years in various roles in public education. I believed in what I was doing. I learned about being a teacher by being a teacher, not going to “teacher school”. I learned it from mentors who saw in … Continue reading

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Honoring Different Ways of Knowing

We spend so much time in schools developing programs and tests that honor only a limited range of ways of knowing… Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant, reminds us through his experiences why it is so crucial for us to honor different … Continue reading

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Did You Know? (Shift Happens) v5

I’ve shown several versions of the fabulous Did You Know? (Shift Happens) videos during the past few years in various workshops and professional development settings to get people thinking about transforming learning in this digital age. The original video, Did … Continue reading

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Active Learning – Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner discusses how kids learn and what education should be like…including Multiple entry points Active learning Public display of learning What do you think?

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The Power of One:One

There’s been a lot of buzz about 1:1 learning/classrooms/environments in education circles during the past few years (One-to-One K-12 Information Resources, Anytime-Anywhere Learning Foundation). The one laptop:one child or one learning device (of some technological kind) per child concept is … Continue reading

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