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The amazing evolution of a traditional public school kindergarten to a nature kindergarten

Teaching Off Trail describes the transformation of Peter Dargatz, a national board-certified teacher, and public school coordinator, from an anxious assessor and worksheet distributor to a fair and fun facilitator of learning while in the same public school system.

This book offers strategies for readers to implement Peter's unique teaching philosophy to increase opportunities for play, creative expression, and personalization in both the indoor and outdoor classroom. In his own classroom, Peter brought learning outside by creating a nature kindergarten program that emphasizes community partnerships, service learning, and meaningful and memorable experiences in the outdoors. He incorporates techniques often identified as more informal settings like Reggio or Montessori, and shows how they work within a public school system.

Teaching Off Trail aims to inspire educators, administrators, and parents across all levels to turn their outrage for today's educational system into outreach that promotes passionate and purposeful problem-solving.

184 pages.

Online Training Course

Based on his best-selling book, this eLearning from Peter Dargatz delivers opportunities for reflection and offers practical applications to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently build a nature play program in any school.Course Length: 2 hours / 0.2 CEUsDelivery Method: Asynchronous eLearning?Level 2: IntermediateCDA Competency Area II: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual developmentPurchase this eLearning course from Think Small Institute and receive a discount code for the book. 

Link to Teaching Off Trail eLearning Course

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About Peter Dargatz

Peter Dargatz has been an educator for fourteen years and held various leadership roles for his school and district. Besides starting a nature kindergarten classroom within his public school district more..