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Friday Nov 13 #

Teaching 3:00:00 [2]

Taught 6 classes. It was raining. I got wet, despite having the gear for it.

Teaching 1:30:00 [0]

Ethan and I ran a 90-minute workshop at the Int'l Assoc for Experiential Education conference. Here is the slide deck, and the accompanying google site.

and here is the video

Thursday Nov 12 #

Teaching 2:00:00 [1]

4 classes today - various ages JK-3. It went well! We have been focusing on getting the habits of doing a course down with SPORTIdent. It's fairly self-serve, thanks to Easygec. So we can pay attention to the kids instead of dealing with download, or choosing the course for them.

It is just so weird that I am now (sort of) a PE teacher. Back when I was in school, I used to avoid PE at all costs.

Tomorrow I teach six classes and then we're running a workshop at the international Association for Experiential Education conference. Here is our abstract:

How do we transform passive lesson plans into active learning? Navigation Games teaches map skills using a progression of games. We start with no map, and no compass. Instead, we emphasize exploration, search, remembering, and building up a mental map before we advance to a paper map. In this workshop, participants will learn about our elementary school orienteering curriculum. You will come away with orienteering lesson plans, as well as ideas for transforming how you teach your own subjects.

Attendees will (1) know the value of orienteering-based education, (2) know how to execute one of our core elementary school lesson plans, (3) envision how to include map navigation in their own programs, (4) re-write a lesson plan to transform it from passive to active, (5) discuss three forms of transfer of learned material to the students’ future (specific, non-specific and metaphorical).

Tuesday Nov 10 #

Teaching 3:00:00 [1]

Taught 6 classes, ranging from JK to 3rd grade. Charlotte was with me the whole day. Our goal this week is to teach them use of SPORTIdent, so that next week we can provide variations and progressions that are appropriate for their age. It's pretty sweet when you have tiny little JK kids running around, grabbing their next clue sheet, clearing, punching start, and doing a course, without any instruction. I love that they "get it" and can feel confident about what they're doing. They're definitely getting outdoor exercise. Some lovely moments of kids helping other kids, and we call that out at the end so they know it's encouraged.

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