People who have developed a sense of personal power, whose feelings of can-do are strong and highly developed, have little need to acquire power trappings for reassurance. Individuals who feel empowered do not need to exercise power over others nor allow others to control their lives.
Unfortunately, we as teachers often feel the need to make nearly every decision for our students.
I don’t generally suggest activities for my students to do during forest play time.
The children have made their own fairy doors in the same way as I showed here. They have been anticipating the completion of the doors for a few weeks now. One of the older students described them as “epic.
The longer a child plays the deeper and more meaningful their play becomes. When forest play is extended both short term (1 hour vs. 30 minutes) and long term (2 years vs.
I never thought about rough and tumble play until encountering it in my first year of teaching. I immediately nixed it.