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At Richland, our students regularly participate in Nature Hikes, allowing them to be comfortable in the outdoor environment and become aware of the plant and wildlife habitat communities in the Richmond Hill area. Here, some of our Grade 1 students look for plant and animal 
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“In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises 
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Each morning, our JK parents drop their children off and entrust them into our care for a day of engaging and experiential learning. As Reggio-inspired educators, we engage our children in their natural sense of wonder, which is at the very root and centre of 
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Whether you are well-versed in the Reggio Emilia Approach or new to this engaging philosophy, “The Hundred Languages of Children” (Second Edition) is a must-read for parents and educators everywhere. Assembled by Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini and George Forman, with foreword by Howard Gardner, this 
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What is Experiential Inquiry-Based Learning? A process that engages students in direct and active interactions with objects or phenomena in the immediate environment, usually through the use of one or more senses (observing, feeling, hearing, smelling, tasting, and intuition) Moves away from textbooks as the 
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According to Malaguzzi, “Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water.  Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn.” Richland Academy is 
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The JK students gathered on the carpet to discuss and share their findings concerning the JK unit of interest about the harvest and tomatoes. The children were asked the following simple question: ‘What did you learn about tomatoes?’ The thought and meaningful discussion that ensued 
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We would like to recognize Richland Staff Members, Megan Cooney and Una Jevtic, who were acknowledged for their contributions to Natural Curiosity, an inquiry-based environmental and sustainability education resource for Ontario elementary school teachers.
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As we move into what is being called the “creative” or “conceptual” age, success in a few narrow core subjects will no longer prepare students for this world. To provide youth with the tools and knowledge to successfully handle future challenges and opportunities, a change 
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The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy that inspires students to become life-long learners. It is a movement that has made way for schools filled with questions instead of answers and learning instead of teaching; schools where children are asked what they think and 
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