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Seed Swap: Months vs. Moments

What can you do today to make time for a moment in nature? Share in the comments below Share pics on Instagram #wingswormsandwonder   P.S.- Did you know that Maria Montessori studied with Tagore when she was exiled in India during WWII? P.P.S. Who is Tagore? An Indian poet and progressive educator who believed education

Conversations in Place

“The kinds of conversations you have outside are somehow different than the ones you have inside. when you’re outside, a feeling settles in; the place is working on the conversation. There are many ways you’re affected by place. It’s a two way street–it;s not just our impact on nature, it’s nature’s impact on us.” ~Maria

The Great Outside

“The school room of the ‘great outside’ is even more important than any room in the school building.” Alexis “Uncle” Ferm, circa 1920 Where do you most love to learn in the great outside? Seeds to Sprout: Photo Credit: Erin Diem Quote Credit: Alexis Constantine “Uncle” Ferm was a rugged individualist, radical intellectual, and progressive educator

Wonder Wednesday #9: Putting your School Garden Beds to Bed – Cover Cropping

When introducing children to the school or community garden beds and teaching them the names of the garden areas, I always ask them if these are beds you sleep in. The older children think I’m corny and roll their eyes while quietly chuckling and the younger children take the question seriously and answer no, but