Wylde-schooling to me is a philosphy or way of life. its allowing our own inner guide to lead and point us in the right direction, keeping us on the path that keeps our hearts and souls truthful and happy. It is tuning in, being mindful, playful, and of course creative.
As a parent and an Educator I am always looking to ways in which to engage and motivate our children to be independant free learners. I happen to truly believe that Nature can be our greatest teacher.
"Wildschooling: Waldorf meets shamanism, art meets hiking, dance meets the four elements. Wildschooling: Schooling that promotes the wild spirit, that encourages the stirring of the inner fires and creative expression beyond water colors and beeswax. Wildschooling: Schooling that not only encourages the eruption of the unbound inner self, but also nurtures it, coaxes it, and teaches it to be bold and brave when facing both the mundane and mystical worlds." Brittany Horton, Wildschooling
I am looking for some Teachers or program leaders to help me to pilot this program. If you wanting to incorporate something new into your programming I am eager to hear from you
"Remember that testing, grades, homework and sedentary non-contextual education is all relatively new to the human experience and psyche. Standing up for a childs right to play, move, and commune with nature and direct their own learning doesn't mean you are anti-system, it means you still carry the wisdom of your ancestors within you." - Nicolette`Sowder
As a mother of four and an Education Assistant by trade for over 15 years, I have seen first hand the effect Nature and being outside can have on a child. I can bring Wylde Schooling to you. Whether you're a homeschooling programmer, parent, child centre, or a teacher in the public or private system, why not incorporate Wylde Wednesdays or Forest Fridays into your everyday learning? It doesn't have to be all or nothing! It all starts with an information session and we can go from there. Various options and plans to choose from to best support your programming needs. There is something for every age and level. Incorporating literacy and activities with outdoor play and mindfulness, it is forestry, Montessori, Reggio, and traditional methods combined into one. If you are interested in collaborating on this pilot project with me for the coming school year please message me directly to connect with me for a free information session.
This program is geared for homeschooling or stay at home moms. It is a class that gets us outside and inspires us to play and to connect. Each session is inspired by the season we are in. There will be games, quiet moments, great stories, creative activities and more. We will meet in different parks in the South East of Calgary.
Each session is $250 there are six classes in a session.
Classes for the fall session start September 12 and run bi weekly until November 14th. They will take place in the Bow Valley Ranche area of Fish creek park. Fall session will include activities such as leaf printing, nut gathering, hibernation games, dragon hunting and much more imaginative fun!
To register or learn more please message me directly.
Some of the proceeds of this class will go towards the Friends of Fish Creek for the restoration of the Jobbers house.
For more information on that project follow the link https://friendsoffishcreek.org/jhouse/