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Heart-Centered Teaching: Weathering Storms

This is the final in a series of blog posts by Nancy Rosenow, Executive Director of Nature Explore. These posts were originally featured in 2013 and are a distillation of key ideas from her book, “Heart-Centered Teaching Inspired by Nature.” Nature uses storms to promote strength. Trees develop sturdy trunks and branches to withstand high winds,…
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Heart-Centered Teaching: Enjoying Caretaking

This is the seventh in a series of blog posts by Nancy Rosenow, Executive Director of Nature Explore. These posts were originally featured in 2013 and are a distillation of key ideas from her book, “Heart-Centered Teaching Inspired by Nature.” “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” …
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Heart-Centered Teaching: Celebrating Seasons

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts by Nancy Rosenow, Executive Director of Nature Explore. These posts were originally featured in 2013 and are a distillation of key ideas from her book, “Heart-Centered Teaching Inspired by Nature.” The great cycles of nature—seasonal cycles, lunar cycles, circadian cycles—all remind us of the need for…
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Heart-Centered Teaching: Nurturing the Seeds of Learning

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts by Nancy Rosenow, Executive Director of Nature Explore. These posts were originally featured in 2013 and are a distillation of key ideas from her book, “Heart-Centered Teaching Inspired by Nature.” “For the child… it is not half so important to know as to feel. If facts…
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Heart-Centered Teaching: Let 1,000 Flowers Bloom

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts by Nancy Rosenow, Executive Director of Nature Explore. These posts were originally featured in 2013 and are a distillation of key ideas from her book, “Heart-Centered Teaching Inspired by Nature.” “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the…
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Heart-Centered Teaching: Using Effective, Heart-Centered Gardening Tools

This is the third in a series of blog posts by Nancy Rosenow, Executive Director of Nature Explore. These posts were originally featured in 2013 and are a distillation of key ideas from her book, “Heart-Centered Teaching Inspired by Nature.” Now that we’ve begun to “prepare our soil” and provide ourselves with the deep roots needed to endure…
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Heart-Centered Teaching: Exercises for Self-Discovery

This is the second in a series of blog posts by Nancy Rosenow, Executive Director of Nature Explore. These posts were originally featured in 2013 and are a distillation of key ideas from her book, “Heart-Centered Teaching Inspired by Nature.” If you’re just getting started on your journey through Heart-Centered Teaching, click here to read the first post. In…
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Heart-Centered Teaching: An Invitation To Prepare Your Soil

This is the first in a series of blog posts by Nancy Rosenow, Executive Director of Nature Explore. These posts were originally featured in 2013 and are a distillation of key ideas from her book, “Heart-Centered Teaching Inspired by Nature.” “It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She (or he) must first love and…
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Weathering Storms

This is the final in a series of blog posts by Nancy Rosenow, Executive Director of Nature Explore. These posts are a distillation of key ideas from her book, “Heart-Centered Teaching Inspired by Nature.” Nature uses storms to promote strength. Trees develop sturdy trunks and branches to withstand high winds, pounding rain and heavy snow….
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Enjoying Caretaking

This is the sixth in a series of blog posts by Nancy Rosenow, Executive Director of Nature Explore. These posts are a distillation of key ideas from her book, “Heart-Centered Teaching Inspired by Nature.” When children are involved in the care and maintenance of trees, flowers and vegetable gardens in natural outdoor classrooms, there is…
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