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Sarah Seaman, aka the Muddy Puddle Teacher, began her career in the TV industry working for CBeebies and CITV. After retraining as a teacher and completing an Education MA, Sarah spotted an opportunity in outdoor learning and The Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach was born.
This methodology empowers teachers to embrace outdoor education, and supports children who don't respond as well to conventional methods. The Muddy Puddle Teacher Approach is used in hundreds of schools across the UK, as well as in the US, Canada and Australia. Find out more at www.themuddypuddleteacher.co.uk or search for The Muddy Puddle Teacher on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.
What a brilliant book. I have never taught forest school myself but have often worked in schools where outdoor learning is valued and enjoyed. Having read this book, I have to say I am quite inspired to join in! As Sarah Seaman says in her introduction, outdoors, a child will talk more, laugh more, socialize more and be creative and imaginative. Just what we want for our little people. The importance and benefits of outdoor learning has been recognised and practiced for some time. This book would certainly give anyone the confidence to proceed. It is cleverly set out, packed with new and creative ideas for those who already enjoy outdoor learning with early years children. The concept of Muddy Puddle teaching is set out in 13 clear chapters, laid out to cover the varying experiences a teacher might have, different budgets and resources, and the difference type of outdoor space available. The chapters are punctuated with lots of facts, useful links, books and websites and ways to access free resources. There are fantastic ideas for how to use basic equipment imaginatively and lots of cross curricular activities. There are ideas throughout to develop both a child’s gross motor and fine motor skills. Many of the activities are differentiated. There are lots of ideas that could lead to related and extended topics, project starters and helpful illustrations. It is clear from reading this book that Sarah Seaman is an extremely experienced and passionate teacher who delivers her ideas in a thoughtful and helpful way. I think she should now write a 2nd book for KS 1&2. We should all be outside a lot more!