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Green Teacher 114, Fall 2017

Our Fall issue includes ten great articles and more than 20 reviews of new wonderful educational resources. Among the highlights, the cover story describes a success story about teaching city and suburban students about nature, and how easy it is to make friends and partnerships while learning. Check out this and other innovative learning strategies in the Fall issue.

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The Importance of Children’s Risky Play

“As safe as necessary” versus “as safe as possible”: what the research tells us

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Assessment & Evaluation for Outdoor/Enviro-Education

Strategies for assessing changes in the environmental knowledge, skills and attitudes of students aged 6-14

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An Outdoor Play and Learn Area

This unique elementary school playground helps kids learn about science and the environment while having fun and keeping active. By Amanda Gebicki and Alison Reilly.
An excerpt from Green Teacher's Summer 2013 issue.

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Tales from the Trail

Writing about a personal outdoor adventure for an eco-tourism web site can promote both ecological awareness and language skills for students aged 14 and up.

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Learn from My Mistakes

A “dialectical” approach for training educators on how to teach more effectively in outdoor settings. The trainer models a poorly taught lesson, works with the students to identify the mistakes made, and provides solutions for correcting those mistakes. Aims to help highlight some of the common mistakes that outdoor educators make, such as those related to group position, delivery, content, pace, and professionalism.

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Reflective Sit Spots

Give students the time and space to get in touch with their inner thoughts, and connect to the natural world.

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A Recipe for Outdoor Classroom Management

A three-step process for preparing yourself and your students for the joys and challenges of learning outdoors.

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The TREK Program

For 20 years, this alternative Grade 10 program has offered students wilderness adventures combined with education for sustainability.

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Bringing Children Back to Nature

Five activities for children aged 4 - 13 developed by outdoor educator Joseph Cornell. The activities follow the principles of Cornell’s “Flow Learning” to gently guide participants into deeper and more profound experiences of nature through the following principles: “awaken enthusiasm”; “focus attention”; “direct experience”; and “share inspiration”.

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