General Commentary

Loose Parts Play Guide – Can You Assist?

27 July 2016
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Quotes, advice & comments needed

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A Whole School Approach to Outdoor Learning

6 September 2015
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A useful report from St Geradine School

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National UK Blog Award 2015 & Edublog Awards 2014

15 November 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in any blogging awards. So I would like to ask you to spare a moment of your time to vote for “I’m a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!” in the National UK Blog Awards. It’s a quick and easy process and you only need to vote once. The deadline […]

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Dirty Teaching – The Acknowledgements

17 June 2014
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Writing a book is a team activity. Whilst the author gets the credit for writing the book, the creating and publishing processes have a depth which can be often missed. In this post I want to give full credit to those people who helped me.

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10+ Outdoor Ideas for Rainy Days

1 February 2014
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It’s been a very wet winter this year. Rather than stay inside and suffer cabin fever, there is lots of fun to be had, donning the boots, waterproof clothes and heading out into the rain.  Below is a collection of the blog posts and other ideas for rainy day activities.

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Quiz: Are You an Outdoor Teacher?

18 January 2014
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Take the test to find out!

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An Independent 2014?

2 January 2014
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Time to vote on it.

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Drying and Managing Wet Clothes

17 October 2013
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Space saving solutions

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Phlip-ing Photos

20 August 2013
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Turns any photo into a puzzle.

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Eye Painting

12 August 2013
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Use this app to paint with your eye not your fingers

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Frisbees – All Work and All Play

3 August 2013
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Back to school with a “flying” start with a frisbee!

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Material Benefits of Cars

30 July 2013
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Find a car. Add material. Enjoy the play.

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Foraging for Fruit – A Way to Love Gardening

25 July 2013
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Summer time… and the living is easy

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House of Fun

22 July 2013
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Loose Parts + A Climbing Frame = A House of Fun

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Do teenagers need places to play?

25 June 2013
Do teenagers need places to play?

What do you think?

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The Tarp Personality Test

1 April 2013
Tarp Personality Test

Take this short test to find out more about your hidden tarpersonality….

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10 Reasons Why Teachers Like Learning Outdoors in Scotland

16 February 2013

What is your experience of learning outdoors?

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Teach-IT Outdoors Evaluated

31 January 2013
Teach-IT Outdoors

Teach-IT Outdoors has been evaluated by researcher Sandra McKechan.

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Being Naughty

12 January 2013
Naughty

Naughty or excitement of exploring?

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2012 – The Popular Posts

23 December 2012
Group of Children

2012 has brought some popularity changes!

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Early Years Blogs – An Outdoor Thank You

11 August 2012
The Star

Some of the best outdoor learning blogs and a big thank you!

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An 80-year old nature diary

8 August 2012
80 year old nature diary

A fascinating record.

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UK Blogs are Recognised

30 May 2012
EdBlog Awards

It’s the second year of the Edublog awards.

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The Outdoor Clothing Box is Being Trialled

25 April 2012
Outdoor Clothing Box

Children’s feedback includes more than you might expect.

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We are the Influencers!

22 April 2012
The Star

With the power to change anything.

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Dangerous Ideas in Education

11 April 2012
Playing with fire

Do we need more risk in activities offered to children?

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BtC Outside and In: What’s special about the outdoors?

22 January 2012
The Star

The second in the series of Building your curriculum, outside and in.

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Try Before you Buy

4 January 2012
Outdoor Clothing

Outdoor clothing for children and practitioners.

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Progression in Using Places for Learning and Playing Outdoors

29 December 2011
Sense of Place

When we lose our sense of place, we lose our feelings for place.

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2011 – The Popular Posts

26 December 2011
The Star

The Top Ten most popular posts of 2011.

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Living in a Box

17 December 2011
The Star

I have a dubious theory about all the box metaphors used in eduworld and beyond.

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Thinking Outside the Box

15 December 2011
The Star

I have a drawer which makes plastic box lids disappear.

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Get ’em Outside!

15 December 2011
The Star

There is a strong emphasis on the needs and rights of children of all ages to unstructured outdoor play.

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Please Vote for Taking Children Outdoors to Play and Learn

5 December 2011
Edublog Awards 2011

Voting is now open…

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The 2011 Edublog Awards

26 November 2011
Edublog Awards 2011

Who are you voting for?

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Czech Pre-schools – A Forest Project for All

26 October 2011
Forest School Activity Book

A German model of forest school is being given serious consideration by environmental organisations.

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Lessons in life principles from the Okanagan people

23 October 2011
Okanagan Life Principles

Community philosophy approach and education systems.

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Edupic11 – A Conversation about Scottish Education

20 September 2011
Beyond Curriculum for Excellence

Beyond Curriculum for Excellence.

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Interruptions – a hindrance or a help to learning?

4 June 2011
Gull Interruptions

“Time is a precious commodity. It’s a non-renewable resource and once spent is gone forever.”

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2010 – I Blinked and it was Gone!

7 January 2011
The Star

I have searched everywhere indoors and out yet it seems to have passed in the blink of an eye.

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