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Whether it's the twinkle of a shiny bottle containing...
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Way up high in the mountains of Pai.
They're not messing up my classroom."...
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Welcome to my Muddy Blog...
Mud is where the magic happens.
On this page I share my honest and hopefully simple rambles on matters around early years, primary and outdoor education. I say simple because my goal is to chat about my passion without drowning you or myself in jargon. I believe there is always something new to learn and everyone can add value to the overall pot of knowledge. I am still walking this education thing out, so please walk with me, feel free to comment and chip in.
I do LOVE company on a journey. mud kitchen ideas
Jools Logan Evergreen Outdoor Education
July 5th 2016
So this is me trying to look calm whilst terrified, nothing new there. Life can be quite scary at times, especially when you have so much responsibility. We'll come to that later...
The chitchat stuff: I'm 5 foot and half and inch tall, I like shiny shoes and flowery dresses. I excell to be at one with bees but secretly, still terrified. My favourite thing is food, most favourite bit is the eating bit. I'm trying to eat my way round the world and starting to pack a few pounds on, who cares I'm over 50.
I drink red wine from time to time, usually between the time of 7 o'clock and the time of midnight - 7.00pm just for the record!
I love my husband, my kids, my family, well most of them, most of the time and I do embrace life. When you boogie with the grim reaper from time to time you learn to love life.
Outside of the above I am trying to run with my passion, my real passion, the one I think about an awful lot of the time, the one that wakes me in the night with new and brilliant ideas, they seem brilliant in the middle of the night.
My passion is undoubtedly education, whether it is being done brilliantly or not so brilliantly. I adore education and the impact it has on each of us and I long to see children connect with nature and the outside world. My links with education include being a child in school, being an adult at university a few times, teaching children, teaching adults about teaching children and being Headteacher in 2 Primary schools. There were bits in-between like working in specialist education places too. What did I learn? All in all 'same same', people trying to get others to think their way or people doing things other people's way or just lots of people jumping through ever changing hoops!
Most establishments believe they have it right, many of them have loads right and I'm not talking Ofsted right, I'm talking real stuff like putting a child's development processes and wellbeing first.
I think most establishments have something unique and of value in their contribution to education and we never stop learning as a collective. My aim is to help you believe in what your gut tells you about learning and encourage you to dance your own dance and move away from someone else's tune because that's all it will ever be, someone else’s tune.
I want to encourage you to create your own style of teaching and grow it till it is so infectious it fizzes over and makes others giddy. I can help do this by sharing from real life experience, the highs and lows, the mountain tops and the snake pits, oh yes there are snakes pits out there...
I've gone on too long, this was only ever going to be an introduction. Stick with me, come with me and enjoy the ride and if you happen to pick up a few driving hints along the way all the better for the little people and of course your amazing self.
Lots of love Jools.
By Jools Logan Evergreen Outdoor Education
July 17th 2016
Another ambiguous term perhaps...
#provocation #play #classroom #reggio