Guest post by Jamie Ozerkevich, Teacher, Huronia Centennial Public School
The enthusiasm, positive energy and eagerness to learn was obvious at the SCDSB on Saturday, January 24, as many educators gathered to experience a day of learning outdoors at the Mittens in the Snow conference. It was refreshing to be part of a day dedicated to educating people about how our youngest students learn in their natural environment.
Outdoor learning provides children an opportunity to explore their natural curiosity and take risks in their learning. As an educator who takes my class outside daily, I am constantly aware of the awe and inquiries that come from children experiencing the outdoor environment.