Bookmarked The anti-cottonwool schools where kids stare down risk in favour of nature play - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (mobile.abc.net.au)
Mr Smith said whereas students would previously come to the office complaining of injury, they are now too busy to make a fuss. "Students are becoming more resilient and getting on with it." The school has just three rules β€” no stacking milk creates, no walking on the large wooden spools and no tying rope to yourself.
This article from the ABC discusses a couple of schools in Western Australia that have reduced the rules on outdoor play. THis reminds me of Narissa Leung’s use of old bricks and Adrian Camm’s use of odd material to enage with play.
Liked Thanks for the Feedback by Adrian Camm (Adrian Camm)
One of my big takeaways from Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well is the fact that we often have multiple issues present in any feedback conversation that confuse, disorient and lead to conflict. When this occurs we need to be explicit and signpost that this is the case with a statement like, β€œI think that there are two topics here. Let’s discuss each topic fully, but separately, as both are important. Ok. Let’s loop back to the start and start with the first topic.”