Algonquin College Early Childhood Education Program: Fostering Creativity in the Outdoor Classroom

Fostering Creativity in the Outdoor Classroom with Early Childhood Educators- Algonquin College, Perth Campus

As an outdoor Educator, I am honoured to be invited into the Algonquin College ECE program (Perth Campus) as a guest instructor/lecturer with the focus on Restorative Communication in the Outdoor Classroom. I introduced the importance of following circle guidelines when bringing children and adults together into the sharing circle. The practice of passing the talking piece ensures inclusivity and offers all in the circle an opportunity to express needs , concerns, learnings and/or teachings relative to the subject at hand.

I wrote an article sharing this teaching experience here: https://www.insideottawavalley.com/opinion-story/9181898-restorative-practice-in-schools-includes-nature-connection/

Outdoor classroom at Algaonquin College, Perth Campus
Knowledge Sharing Circle with ECE students at Algonquin College