The Movement

The Unsafe Child: Less Outdoor Play is Causing More Harm than Good

Author: Angela Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist, with a master’s degree in occupational therapy and an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology (the study of movement) with a concentration in health fitness.   “As we continue to decrease children’s time and space to move and play outdoors, we are seeing a simultaneous rise in the number of…

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When You Teach Meditation, Something Amazing Happens

“The school saw  a 79% decrease in suspensions, a 98.3% increase in attendance, and an increase to student’s GPA by 4, only four years after the start of “Quiet Time”” Read More   From the Blog Survey Results From Families November 27, 2020 Inspirational Learning Resources For Kids October 20, 2020 What families are saying…

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The Revolution Will Not Take Place in a Classroom

Researchers are finding that children in settings where they are free to choose their own actions, to play, to explore and to take on meaningful responsibility, spend most of their time in a completely different attentional state from children in modern schools, a state psychology researcher Suzanne Gaskins calls “open attention.” “Open attention” is widely focused, relaxed,…

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The Nature School, Port Macquarie

Explorers by Nature  Believe in a world where everyone respects and understands nature, the environment, and people…where we all learn from and within nature. The Nature School is more than simply taking young children outside to play in nature; the underpinning theories and pedagogy are integral to the effectiveness of programs. The Nature School is unlike any other…

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Tinker Tank, UK

Connect. Collaborate. Construct. Choice, open-mindedness, non-judgemental attitudes, wonder and curiosity are defining features of the learning environment at TinkerTank. We believe that, when provided with a positive and supportive environment, children have a natural curiosity and desire to learn. This inherent curiosity and passion are at the heart of both the teaching and learning philosophy…

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