General Commentary

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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The Top Ten of 2010

4 January 2011
The Star

For 2010, the most popular posts on my blog were…

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The Power of Number 11

31 December 2010
Making a Snowman

2011 is just about to arrive with the usual celebrations in Scotland.

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Edublog Awards 2010 – Please Vote

12 December 2010
The Star

The shortlisted entries for the Edublog Awards 2010 have announced and the voting is on.

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Outdoor Learning? A Spanish Student’s Perspective

7 December 2010
Outdoor Learning in Spain

The School of Education at Aberdeen University has an interesting new programme for its teacher students.

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Edublog Awards 2010

3 December 2010
The Star

The nominations close TODAY!

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Relationships are all there are

22 November 2010
Relationships

“Nothing exists in isolation. We have to stop pretending we are individuals that can go it alone.”

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Outdoor Clothes for Adults – Will We Ever Learn?

8 November 2010
Outdoor Clothing

What do you wear when teaching outdoors?

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Love Outdoor Play Campaign is Launched

14 September 2010
Love Outdoor Play

Authors, explorers and charities unite to revive outdoor play.

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A Mindstretching Event

5 June 2010
Mindstretchers

This forthcoming week is going to be a busy one!

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A Curriculum for Excellence Through Outdoor Learning

1 May 2010
Curriculum for Excellence

Outdoor learning has been creeping up the Scottish education agenda recently.

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A Controversial Week

4 April 2010
Tree Climbing

Last week was a controversial time. Two situations arose that really got me thinking.

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Grounds for Learning National Networking Conference

31 March 2010
The Star

Clips from the Grounds for Learning NatNet Conference.

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TGI Friday Forest School

29 January 2010
The Star

A couple of videos and some homework.

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Feet have feelings

16 November 2009
The Star

And feel so much the better for the right footwear.

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Turning Passion into Achievement

17 September 2009
The Star

Is there any school in the world where parkour is taught?

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Slips, slugs, fun and freedom

28 August 2009
Slugs

Without a doubt the waterproofs were essential to his fun and freedom.

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OBE – Our Brilliant Educators

22 June 2009
The Star

Long live our OBEs!

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If you go down to the woods today…

14 June 2009
The Star

United we stand…!

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Thinking, Learning, Playing!

18 May 2009
The Star

Aberdeen City Early Years conference.

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Trouble with Lichen

5 May 2009
The Star

Make lichen the official quality indicator logo.

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Rural idyllic dreams

25 April 2009
The Star

Rural schools are interesting places to work.

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Schools out!

19 April 2009
The Star

What would you like to see by 2050?

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Every school needs a beach

22 March 2009
The Star

My son, MJ, typifies many children of today’s world.

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Lessons from the desert

3 March 2009
The Star

The Scottish Government have set aside £1.25m for outdoor learning.

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Magic Whiteboards

1 March 2009
The Star

Really are magic!

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Seeing the Natural Light

12 January 2009
The Star

More evidence of the benefits of children being outdoors.

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Rain Makes Us Fat

10 January 2009
The Star

Vitamin D can be used as a slimming aid!

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A Year in 40 Seconds

6 January 2009
The Star

Happy New Year!

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Czech it out!

21 November 2008
The Star

When you think of the Czech Republic, what comes to mind? Beer? Prague? Environmental education?

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Visions, values and outdoor learning

15 November 2008
The Star

I hear you muttering “so what?” as you read this.

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Persil White Persil Bright

8 November 2008
The Star

Clothing gets dirty outdoors. That’s a fact.

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Reinventing the wheel

10 October 2008
The Star

I want to see more children cycling around in Scotland.

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Swedish wonders

6 October 2008
The Star

I have arrived in Sweden to find autumn.

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Hat Hair Hampers Outdoor Learning

2 October 2008
The Star

Does it matter what your hair looks like once you have removed your hat?

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Scottish Learning Festival

28 September 2008
The Star

A first timer at the Scottish Learning Festival.

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The show goes on

11 September 2008
The Star

Arguably particle physics is a financial black hole…

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