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Lynn Rupe
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Lessons from the bridge
 Let me set the scene.....I live in a relatively new suburb in Tauranga called The Lakes.  There are many beautiful walks in the area and one of them includes a walk across this bridge.  The bridge is part of the new development and I am guessing that it wo...
Lessons from the bridge
Lessons from the bridge
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It looks like fun but are they learning?
It looks like fun but are they learning is a chapter written by Petrich, Wilkinson and Bevan from the book Design Make Play (2013).  Their words resonated with me and probably with many many teachers who understand and value learning that comes from tinkeri...
It looks like fun but are they learning?
It looks like fun but are they learning?
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Growing Intelligence
When Nathan Mikaere-Wallis (neuroscience lecturer) talks about growing intelligence he said, “Intelligence is really problem solving at its heart and problem solving is hugely enhanced by creativity." Nathan Mikaere-Wallis – What 3 to 7 year olds need Anoth...
Growing Intelligence
Growing Intelligence
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Why Kindness Matters
Why Kindness Matters
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Increased Concern for the Environment
Following on from the previous post, 'Back to Basics, Back to Nature' I want to take an individual look at each of the 10 values of being in nature.  Starting of course with the first on the list - which is an increased concern for the environment. What spu...
Increased Concern for the Environment
Increased Concern for the Environment
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Back to basics, back to nature.
For awhile I have been thinking about children and adults being able to tinker with their own ideas.  Generally my thoughts have been about play based learning until attending the Natural Phenomena Conference which my inquiry to the outdoor environments tha...

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Children's right to play
Professor Roger Hart talks about the importance of play for children's development.  This is the same message we are hearing from many researchers and experts such as Sir Ken Robinson and Peter Gray  Sir Ken Robinson said, "Free play is the means by which c...
Children's right to play
Children's right to play
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I never thought I'd.........
During the weekend I went to look at a gym with the idea that I might sign up as a member.  I invited my sister to come along with me  - she has a good understand of gym culture and what to look for. While standing outside waiting for my sister I said to my...
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