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how to get staff to teach outside

How do you get staff to teach outside? (Demo Video)

This is the most asked question here at Muddy Puddles. How do you get staff to teach outside?  Well, it is not always easy, but we have years of experience and tricks in the bag; plus we are all in-class teachers here so we know the barriers and see your problems.

One of our most effective tips for outdoor learning is to provide your staff with hot drinks
outside the classroom. It may seem simple, but it can make a huge difference. Adults
love to enjoy a hot drink outside, and it is a great way to relax and bond with the
kids on their level. So, please give them a hot chocolate or drink, and watch them
enjoy being outside. Trust us, it works every single time.

If you want to become a Muddy Puddle Teacher, I
suggest using a combination of face-to-face and online training resources to maximise your training. This will allow you to learn in various settings and get a
well-rounded education. You can find more information on training resources by using the above menus.

The benefits of outdoor learning

Outdoor learning has numerous benefits for both students and educators. It reduces stress levels, increases motivation, improves learning outcomes, and enhances well-being. When schools and districts adopt outdoor learning, students experience nature, fresh air and outdoor exercise. Additionally, outdoor classrooms can be an easy and cheaper way to offer better air quality and increase school capacity . Studies show outdoor learning increases student engagement, perseverance, and cognitive ability. Children participating in outdoor learning demonstrate improved social, emotional, and physical health, which is particularly important after the COVID-19 pandemic. The positive impact of outdoor education has prompted several countries, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, to develop strategies to enhance and promote outdoor learning.

How can The Muddy Puddle Teacher help you teach outside? 

The Muddy Puddle Teacher platform offers mentorships, courses, and resources for teachers, schools, and nurseries to implement outdoor learning in the early years and primary sector. The approach, created by Teacher Sarah Seaman, focuses on using natural and upcycled resources to create outdoor learning experiences that link to all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and National Curriculum. The Muddy Puddle Teacher provides free and paid resources for different levels, areas, and ages and access to leading experts in outdoor learning.

Sarah Seaman, the founder of The Muddy Puddle Teacher, has won multiple awards for her entrepreneurial skills, award-winning podcast, and contributions to inclusive education through the Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach. The approach aims to provide a playful and muddy outlook on education, emphasizing positive mental health and physical activity for students.

To learn more about The Muddy Puddle Teacher, you can visit our website to access their resources, training, and podcast.


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What is our Outdoor Phonics Scheme like?

Muddy Phonics is a program offered by The Muddy Puddle Teacher that focuses on teaching phonics through outdoor and active learning experiences. It is designed to engage children in hands-on activities that make learning phonics fun and multisensory. Find out how our approach differs from Forest School. 

The program incorporates a range of outdoor resources and games to help children develop their phonics skills. These activities involve movement, exploration, and interaction with nature and the environment. By combining physical activity and outdoor exploration with phonics instruction, Muddy Phonics aims to enhance children’s learning experiences and improve their understanding of phonics concepts. We have many fun phonics games on the site.

Muddy Phonics offers a variety of resources, including lesson plans, games, and printable materials, to support teachers in delivering engaging and effective phonics lessons in an outdoor setting. The program aligns with the school phonics curricula and can be adapted to suit different age groups and learning needs [1]. Try outdoor learning phonics phase one for early years teaching.

If you want to incorporate Muddy Phonics into your teaching practice or learn more about the program, you can visit The Muddy Puddle Teacher’s website for further information and access to their resources [1].


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