Anishinaabe teachings in Place Based Learning

Today was the final day of our Place Based FN teachings for the Winter session. Place based education is rooted in heritage, environment and the culture of a place. Barrie Forest Kindergarten takes place on traditional Anishinaabe territory. Traditionally culture through storytelling was passed on in the winter time so we invited community members and […]

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More Writing, More People, More Play Empowered!

I am pleased to announce I will be a resident author for Play Empowers, a project comprised of the leaders of the revolution for Child Directed Play Based Learning throughout North America. It reaches out to promote play based child directed learning through blog articles, information and are working towards a conference next year. http://playempowers.blogspot.ca/2015/02/welcome-to-play-empowers.html?m=1

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Fall Days in February

This last week at Forest Kindergarten When you go out to the woods today there will be a great big surprise….. Leaves! The children found leaves under one of our sheltered areas! Just the finding of leaves seemed to make this week go from a chilly see your breath exploration time to a relaxed, warm […]

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Play based learning More than the three R’s

This last week at Barrie Forest Kindergarten…. Play based learning has to do with more than learning math or science it has to do with learning about ourselves, our emotions and being with others. One of our boys suffered a loss this week and the next day at Forest Kindergarten he became a wild wolf […]

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