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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Nurturing the Whole Teacher

    July 20, 2015 Education for Sustainability

    “…Inspirational, reflective, and restorative summer professional work is so essential to nurturing the whole teacher. “ Find out how Shelburne Farms serves that role for many educators practicing Education for Sustainability.

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  • Nature-Based Education in Early Childhood

    June 4, 2015 Education for Sustainability

    When did it become so difficult for young children to play and learn outdoors? And how can we get them back out there? Here's a preview to the upcoming conference we're hosting on Nature-Based Early Childhood Education.

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  • Addressing Climate Change through Education

    April 20, 2015 | Ryan Morra Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Our "A Forest for Every Classroom" partnership program is welcoming a new group of teachers in May with a new focus: climate change.

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  • Dairy in the Classroom

    April 15, 2015 | Dana Hudson Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    What happens when a boy with food anxieties is regularly exposed to new foods in the classroom? Dana Hudson found out as a Shelburne Farms educator for a "Dairy in the Classroom" program.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Sugaring Field Trip

    March 20, 2015 | Holly Brough Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Tag along with a school field trip exploring sugaring in this photo blog. See sugaring through the eyes of schoolchildren -- and learn a few things, too!

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  • Differentiating Instruction In Professional Learning

    March 2, 2015 | Jen Cirillo Education for Sustainability

    In education, differentiation is a promising practice to support student learning, build on prior knowledge and experiences, and connect students to each other and their environment. It is equally important when offering professional instruction to adults.

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  • A Community of Early Childhood Educators

    February 16, 2015 Education for Sustainability

    What were early childhood educators doing playing a kids game (with no kids), long after school hours, on the tail end of an already exhausting work day?

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  • What Do You Do in the Winter? Farmyard

    January 22, 2015 Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    I get this question all the time. It’s funny. People seem to think, “When the animals disappear, don’t you disappear, too?”

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  • Hope, Love, Resilience in Education

    October 15, 2014 | Jen Cirillo Education for Sustainability

    When educators gather, something amazing happens that equals more than the sum of its parts. Some say it is when 2+2 = 5, but I like to think about when 2+2= Magic! That’s what happened October 2nd at the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms.

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  • Education for Sustainability: Making the World Whole

    October 10, 2014 Education for Sustainability, Sustainable Living

    We took the world apart—so we could understand it, so we could explain it, and so we could teach it—but we never made it whole again. I believe that education for sustainability offers a remedy to the disconnected, disjointed state of teaching and learning.

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