Tanya Murray – Playing and Learning Outdoors

By Chris Cluff

It’s amazing how many rabbit holes one man can encounter when he’s chasing squirrels! Join Chris Cluff as he finds, explores and pushes the boundaries in education.

I have tried in the past to get my classrooms outside. Sometimes it works others not so much. I can’t say for sure what anchors a learner to one ideal space for learning, but I can definitely say that I crave to read and write while sitting under a tree moreso than in a desk under fluorescent light. Search out the key term ‘classroom’ online and you are pretty much guaranteed to find standard stuff. Chairs, tables, and a whole lot of indoor spaces fill the top hits. Tanya is an educator that is bringing a different pov to learning design and learning spaces. Part of her new position with her school board is just that – making the outdoors accessible to all learners. And in the short convo we had, I definitely broadened my understanding of what’s possible while playing and learning outside.
You can find Tanya on Twitter @InspireOutside and the website mentioned in this episode is the York Region Nature Collaborative
Chasing Squirrels is on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-squirrels/id1191208370?mt=2 You can find me on Twitter @chrisjcluff and on WordPress at https://chrisjcluff.com/ If you would like to chat on the podcast, let me know.
Song in episode: Пееща телеграма is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/) Artist:http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Captive_Portal/ This song has not been remixed or changed in any way.