Working on New Workshops

This fall has been a whirl wind of school set up, playgroup starting and my masters of Ed focusing on how communication in a self directed classroom fosters learning. Now working on my newest workshop. So excited! Look for a sneak peak on the bog in December!

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Exclusionary Play

I find the ECE world there are concepts, questions and ideas that come up a lot in the world of the littles. One of those concepts is exclusionary play. I have had a lot of questions recently about exclusionary play. I am one that does not agree with “just” letting kids work it out, nor […]

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Do you have time for deep play?

Welcome to my first blog post follow up to our new Podcast – Dirty Playologist! I will be blogging on the ideas we talked about more in depth, talking about aspects that I want to dig deeper into or related ideas to help you put the ideas in perspective in your classroom or homeschool. I […]

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Peter Gray – How he plays

I have been on the path of self directed education since I started working with kids. I did educational plans that were specific for the child, their interest and their strengths. I quickly became disillusioned by the public school system as my children would enter school and start to decline. I could see solutions to […]

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This Last month at Barrie Forest Kindergarten

This Last Month at Forest Kindergarten January brought the kids exploring their forest covered in snow. Art seemed to be the theme – either creating art or finding it in nature (and eating it!). They enjoyed the art captured in icicles and the tracks left by animals. They comparing tracks to figure out what had […]

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