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Bite-sized lessons and stories from the classroom (and beyond)

How to Introduce Mindfulness in Kindergarten

Today I want to help you bring a little more calm into the classroom. To do that I will tell you exactly how to introduce mindfulness in kindergarten. In addition to being an Ontario Certified and Nova Scotia Certified teacher and a Kindergarten Specialist, did

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Recycling and Re-Using your Planning in Kindergarten

Let’s talk about a super underused strategy in kindergarten that majorly decreases your workload and burnout: Repetition. And I’m not talking about repeating instructions and expectations (although… let’s be honest that is inevitable and super helpful too in kinder land), I’m talking about repeating activities throughout

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Getting Admin On Board with Outdoor Learning

Often the most overwhelming hurdles in outdoor education are other adults. From the members of your teaching team, to the families to your admin, there’s a lot of people with a lot of opinions on outdoor time- particularly in less than perfect weather conditions. The biggest

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LESS MESS STRESS: EMBRACE SENSORY PLAY

If you’re anything like me, you likely feel like you have it together when your life and surroundings are nicely organized. But when it comes to playing and learning for our littles, tolerating a little mess goes a long way in helping them grow. I

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