Free entry to Nova Scotia parks, museums and art galleries

On September 14, 2011, in General, Nonformal education, by Nicole Lantz

Wouldn’t it be remarkable? I’ve been thinking about it ever since I visited the British Museum and the National Gallery in London, UK only to find, incredibly, it was all free.

Is it possible the Brits might be onto something? Galleries, museums, and parks offer communities incredible opportunities for lifelong learning. Imagine 83% more interaction with Nova Scotian art, culture, natural history, and natural spaces.

Walking with Class: Is Single File Limiting your Field Trip?

On May 4, 2011, in General, Nonformal education, by Nicole Lantz

This along-the-way activity is especially good for children who have inadvertently gotten ants in their pants en route to a field trip destination. It also works as a 3-minute energizer in the middle of class – simply do the actions on the spot. From toddlers to preteens, use it with whole classes or, for the eager homeschooler, it is great for one or two.

Classroom broccoli: How lesson plans can help students learn to like difficult topics

On August 5, 2010, in General, How We Learn, Lesson Plans, by Nicole Lantz

A. Integrate choice into your lesson planning.
B. Plan activities in your lessons where students get a chance to see someone enjoying his or her work in that field.
C. Remember, everyone’s broccoli is different.