This workshop guides participants through the process of considering the work they do with students in their classrooms to imagine how it might be transformed out-of-doors. Together we discuss barriers, concerns, benefits and many possibilities. Educators will leave with a few concrete and personally relevant ways to bring the learning outside.
In Part 1 of my blog post on professional growth I share the reasons why growing personally and professionally is necessary. It is important to remember that growing and reflecting on our teaching practices is not something that we rush to complete. I am twenty years into my educational career and I am still learning and growing. There are often times I wish I could turn back the clock so that I could apply my newly developed skills in an early education classroom. Instead of focusing on the past I take to heart the saying “when you know better you do better” and I share the gifts of this new knowledge with educators so they can transform their teaching practices.
You might have guessed that the topic of professional growth is something that is near and dear to my heart. Our entire business was created to provide continuous opportunities for teachers and parents to reflect upon their practices. It may seem like a convenient focus for a blog post but in reality it is something that has weighed heavily on my heart for a long time.
In my house we have a bit of a book obsession. Recently I ran across a book my husband purchased for my 13 year old following his many inquires about how things work in the business world. The book was called, The Visual MBA by Jason Barron. On the cover he touts “2 years of business school packed into one priceless book of pure awesomeness.” He had my attention!