Pointing to Patterns in Nature

By Sophia Sanchez Sophia is a newbie online ESL/EFL instructor. She is a passionate educator and blogs about education on her personal blog. She found her true calling — teaching — while she was juggling writing and a 9-5 desk job. Over millennia, human beings have observed that there are patterns in nature which drive […]

Meaningful Acts of Reconciliation: Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in Outdoor Education and Inquiry

By: Michelle McKay Michelle McKay is a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) in Curriculum and Pedagogy and teaches full-day Kindergarten in Ontario (@MsMichelleMcKay). My exploration of infusing Indigenous perspectives in outdoor education and inquiry in Kindergarten was something that emerged from contemplating how to engage in meaningful […]

We Do Not Care for What We Do Not Know : The Rockheights Project – A Whole School Project

By David Futter (Retired Middle School teacher, IE Consultant/Researcher, LiD Master, Lives in Victoria BC) Did you know that Victoria, BC has a by-law that forbids the cutting down of Garry Oak trees? Even if it is a little more than a sapling poking out of the ground, you cannot remove it. The reason is […]

Imaginative Learning with the Environmental Youth Alliance: A Program Story

(Photo: Seed Generation Youth pose in the salmon shaped garden bed they created, with guest facilitator, Indigenous Elder and medicinal plant expert, Lori Snyder.) “What makes me really happy is I now have more hope; I now know that I can take care of nature even when you are in the city. The [EYA] youth […]

Imagining Our Way Into The Lives of Other Beings in Our Ecosystems

By Zuzana Vasko (PhD, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University; Artist) For me, one of the great values of imagination is that it affords us the ability to empathise with others.  It is a feat of imagination, after all, to understand what it might be like to be in the situation of another, to feel […]