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We Are Aishling Forest School, Because of Each of You!

We Are Aishling Forest School, Because of Each of You!

“Community involvement sends a powerful message to children. It’s one that says you are important. You are loved. You belong. And it’s a message that, with it, holds the strength to empower every child in the world.” - The National Education Association With grateful...

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Why Peace Begins With Children

Why Peace Begins With Children

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.-Mahatma Gandhi We all know the headlines of fear and worry facing our children: bullies, school shootings, apathy, and...

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Fire: The Only Element We Can Create

Fire: The Only Element We Can Create

When you light a fire, you commit an act of magic...what thrilling enchantment, what cunning sorcery has the work of your hands created?"- Anthony Murphy As we come closer to the winter solstice here in the northern hemisphere, we feel the temperature shift as the...

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Meeting Children Where They Are Amidst a Global Pandemic

Meeting Children Where They Are Amidst a Global Pandemic

“The key is to meet children where they are. The way children choose to play and learn is usually better than enough- it is the perfect thing for them to be doing at that particular time.”- Janet Lansbury, author of “Elevating Child Care” These past few years have...

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What It Means to Belong

What It Means to Belong

“Most children fail in school not because they lack the necessary cognitive skills, but because they feel detached, alienated, and isolated from others and from the educational process.” - Dr. Peter Gray Our home in the forest at Aishling Forest School is a community,...

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Discovering the Light Within Each of Us

Discovering the Light Within Each of Us

“The light you give to the world multiplies the light you receive from the universe.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo As our days shorten, we feel the weather change and as we enter deeper into the brisk winds of autumn, we begin discussing these changes with our learners at...

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How Forest School Soothes Our Seven (Yes Seven!) Senses

How Forest School Soothes Our Seven (Yes Seven!) Senses

"The more exposure your child has to sensory experiences throughout the day, the more integrated and organized the brain,senses and body become."- Dr. Angela Hanscom As an occupational therapist  in the public school system, I worked with a range of children with an...

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