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Intrinsically Motivated Education at Forest School

Intrinsically Motivated Education at Forest School

“For any of us, no matter what our background or what our age, we need to approach a thorny-problem, a creativity-type task, for the sheer pleasure, enjoyment, satisfaction and challenge of that task itself, rather than for some extrinsic goal, like getting a reward...

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How Fire Tending Translates to Caring for Yourself and Others

How Fire Tending Translates to Caring for Yourself and Others

 "Your own fire, your spirit. We all carry a piece of that sacred fire within us. We have to honor it and care for it. You are the firekeeper."- Robin Wall Kimmerer  At Aishling Forest School, we know that from the outside looking in, the design seems quite simple and...

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The Power of Play in Adaptability

The Power of Play in Adaptability

“Play is the expression of our creativity, & creativity, I believe, is at the very root of our ability to learn, to cope & to become whatever we may be.” – Fred Rogers It’s hard not to reflect on this last week at forest school without thinking back to where...

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Thank You Mama Earth For Holding Space For Us All In 2020

Thank You Mama Earth For Holding Space For Us All In 2020

"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her."- William Wordsworth At Aishling Forest School, we know that playing outside and connecting to nature is a birthright. And today, being amongst the trees is more important than ever. Research proves that nature is...

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With Strong Roots, Learners Gain Wings to Fly!

With Strong Roots, Learners Gain Wings to Fly!

"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children, One of these is roots, the other, wings."- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Oh what a wondrous finale to our Forest School season: this was our last week of class together for the fall and we had quite...

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