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Jane Campbell Morrison

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Jane Campbell Morrison
Jane Campbell Morrison
Jane Campbell Morrison @JaneCM

Summer holiday outdoor ideas

It has been too long since I last posted but I thought it was time to come back with suggestions on keeping kids busy outdoors in the holidays. If you are a parent or a carer, then, this post is for you. Twinkl usually have some great resources and...
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Jane Campbell Morrison
Jane Campbell Morrison @JaneCM

Class and the outdoors

tgomagazine.co.uk/... Is this an issue that you see too? Do you find it hard to get your classes outdoors? Those of us who spend our lives outside tend not to understand the difficulties...
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Why we need to talk about class and the outdoors | TGO Magazine
To make the outdoors truly inclusive, we need to talk more about class, argues adventurer and author Phoebe Smith.

What is a duck?

bbc.co.uk/... What resources would help you to make sure you never get asked this question? Just let me know in the comments below.
'Miss, what's a duck?' Schools tackle nature-deprived kids
'Miss. What's a duck?' The question that convinced one school to adopt nature-friendly learning.
Jane Campbell Morrison
Jane Campbell Morrison @JaneCM

Free wildlife guides in England

field-studies-council.org/... There are six pairs of guides to choose from when you register: Birds, Insects, Backbone (mammals, reptiles and amphibians), Plants, Marine, and Phase 1 habitat...
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Register for free wildlife guides – Field Studies Council
Love nature, but don’t know what you’re looking at?   Register to receive your free | FSC Centres

How much play do you include?

hechingerreport.org/... Saw this article from Thriving Outdoors today, and thought it worth sharing. It makes for...
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Twenty-six studies point to more play-based learning for young children
Play-based learning has the potential to reduce inequality, report finds
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A mess or a house?

I am fascinated by the insect population and how they live. They are such an important part of our eco system, and yet we often clear up where they live and what they need to survive. It is super easy to keep a wee part of a playground for the...
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Possible funding for waterproofs

gov.scot/... This fund closes on 25th May, but may be worth applying to if your primary school needs waterproofs. Good luck! 🤞🤞
Pupil Equity Funding: school allocations 2021 to 2022 - gov.scot
Funding allocated directly to schools to help close the poverty related attainment gap.

Innovation in Education

futurescot.com/... Just spotted this on LinkedIn and thought it might be of interest.
Innovation fund launched for Scottish teachers following 'crucial' report - FutureScot
The Glasgow Academy wants to encourage 'innovation and experimentation' in Scottish schools

Mental health help for young people

outwardbound.org.uk/... Getting young people outside has always been important and in advance of the weekend, it seemed a good time to remind ourselves why. This article from the Outward Bound...
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Five ways the outdoors can boost mental wellbeing
What are the benefits of being in the outdoors for mental wellbeing?
Jane Campbell Morrison
Jane Campbell Morrison @JaneCM

10000 resources for literacy

twinkl.co.uk/... On a day like today (wet and windy here I am) reading could be a challenge if you are using a book but there are alternatives to consider to help young people develop their reading skills....
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Jane Campbell Morrison
Jane Campbell Morrison @JaneCM

Learning journeys

I'm listening to The Learning Journeys Podcast | Learning Journeys Ep 19: Not all classrooms have 4 walls on Podbean, check it out! podbean.com/... Thoroughly enjoying this podcast, and thought it worth sharing. I hope...
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Learning Journeys Ep 19: Not all classrooms have 4 walls
In this episode of the Learning Journeys Podcast, we jump into our next 'thinking out loud' episode where podcast host, Doug MacDonald shares his thoughts and reflections on a particular area, offering his experiences and knowledge, and most importantly thinking out loud.  In this episode, we think about creating powerful learning experiences through outdoor environments.  We consider the power of outdoor learning environments, redefining the 'classroom' and reimagining 'traditional' learning for the outdoor classroom. If you enjoyed listening, please consider buying us a coffee to help keep the podcast going: https://bit.ly/3qEpB2t Kurt Lindley from BeMore Learning & Development The Learning Scientist Magazine Video Podcast on Youtube Apple Podcasts Spotify Podcasts Google Podcasts Music: Vlad Gluschenko — Forest License: CC BY 3.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en https://bit.ly/forest-vlad-gluschenko

Last minute Earth Day ideas

blog.reallygoodstuff.com/... Still looking for ways to engage with Earth Day? Just realized it is today (like I did!)? Check out the link above for ideas for teachers to celebrate Earth Day 2021.
Last Minute Earth Day Activities for Kids | Really Good Teachers
Struggling to figure out what to do for Earth Day? Try these last minute Earth Day activities for the classroom and beyond!

Alternative Certification Module

blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/... I just saw this on Twitter - Education Scotland are running Support Workshops for the above module. Sign up details are in the link above.
Alternative Certification Model (ACM) Subject Support Webinars
Support Webinars for the Alternative Certification Model   We are running a series of webinars to provide support to secondary practitioners for the SQA Alternative Certification Model. The subject…
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Outdoor images and teaching

I hope this picture makes you feel relaxed and looking forward to exploring the outdoors when you can. I wanted to share this picture as a way of demonstrating that you don't necessarily have to go outside to teach, but you can use images too....
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Jane Campbell Morrison
Jane Campbell Morrison @JaneCM

Outdoor centres reopening - 10th May

Just a quick update - outdoor centres are now allowed to offer day visits to school pupils in Scotland as of 10th May. These can be visits to the centre itself or instructors going into the schools. If you want to book a centre you need to move...
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Jane Campbell Morrison @JaneCM

University of Edinburgh research

ed.ac.uk/... The University of Edinburgh Outdoor Degree has an excellent team of lecturers and research is a key part of their work, particularly around...
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Outdoor learning and policy development in Scotland
This research has embedded outdoor learning in Scottish national education policy and underpinned the training of 1,800 teachers in Scotland, Europe and other countries.
Jane Campbell Morrison
Jane Campbell Morrison @JaneCM

If in doubt, send them out!

www-independent-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/... Interesting article in the Independent that I thought worth sharing - how can...
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‘If in doubt, send them out!’ Rewilding your children post-pandemic
Youngsters were spending less time outdoors even before the virus struck, now the problem is even worse. John J Reilly and Mark S Tremblay show how to get your kids back to nature