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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Making Connections with Nature

One of my professional development goals over this last year as a teacher was to write an article, with the hope of having it published.

A passion of mine, and of the other teachers at Mairtown, is the environment that we provide for our attending children. The environment both inside and out should be carefully planned to engage children, to develop their curiosity, to develop their imagination and sense of wonder, ideally all within a nature based framework and curriculum.

I just wanted to share with you the article I wrote titled 'Making Connections with Nature', which I am excited to say has been published in both 'The Space' magazine and the most recent edition of 'The Education Gazette'.

Here is a copy from 'The Space' for those that may like to read it :)


Merry Christmas and a happy new year,


Anonymous said...

I feel so privileged to work with Christine. Thank you for sharing this.

Anonymous said...

So inspiring!!! Congratulations Christine on achieving your goal!!! You are amazing!! We feel so privileged to have had our four children go to Mairtown - it is the absolute best!!! Megan

Melissa said...

Awesome article Christine! We try and implement a lot of your ideas in our home too. The de-cluttering is a constant struggle though!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well done christine on your article. I am constantly inspired by what you guys do at kindy and have duplicated many aspects into our own home. X. We've made fairys with twigs and materials, recreated our playhouse to incorporate real life utensils etc and now have a hallway of framed kindy/school art to celebrate the artistic tallents of my childen. Thank you for providing ongoing inspiration! Kelly Gould.