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Children in Permaculture Training for Teachers

 

A fresh, innovative approach to ecological education in the early years

  • Are you inspiring or educating children between 3-12 years old (as a teacher, parent, grandparent, child-care worker, etc)?
  • Do you love nature and want to find ways to share that passion with children?
  • Are you concerned about the future of the planet and want to be part of long-term, sustainable solutions?

This two day workshop offers practical tools for embedding ecological attitudes and love for nature into the education of young children. Read More

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Children in Permaculture Training

 

 A fresh, innovative approach to ecological education in the early years

  • Are you inspiring or educating children between 3-12 years old (as a teacher, parent, grandparent, child-care worker, etc)?
  • Do you love nature and want to find ways to share that passion with children?
  • Are you concerned about the future of the planet and want to be part of long-term, sustainable solutions?

This two day workshop offers practical tools for embedding ecological attitudes and love for nature into the education of young children Read More

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Sociocracy: innovative method of group leadership

 

Do you want to: 

  • – Work more effectively in groups?
  • – Make better decisions together without wasting time in long unproductive meetings?
  • – Enjoy successful collaborations and partnership projects?
  • – Know your voice is valued and listened to?
  • – Involve and empower the people you work with?
  • – Get your business / NGO / community ready for a rapidly changing world?

Discover Sociocracy ~ the elegant and effective way to dynamically manage organisations ~ with international expert Rakesh Rak.

 

What is Sociocracy?

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Workshop on Ecological Awareness for Children

In our modern era, in which technology begins attacting children’s attention from their earliest experiences, how can we support children to nurture and sustain an authentic relationship with the natural world?  This was the subject that Professor Ruai Gregory from the Blue Mountain College in Oregon addressed, in the series of workshops she held in Romania for teachers, volunteers and others working in the field of education.   It is key to the long term survival of the planet, that the new generations develop not only respect but even more importantly, a deep sense of love for nature and its resources, and this is what Professor Gregory seeks to transmit to the children she works with.

The first workshop was held on September 21, 2015 at the AMURTEL Bio Garden in Poieni, and the second one took place in Bucharest at the Morningstar Center on September 23.  Professor Gregory described the Nature Awareness Camp that she and her husband have been running for the past 15 years on the beautiful piece of property they own in the Oregon mountains.  The children learn a set of “Nature Awareness skills”, which include learning to still their bodies and minds so that they can more fully open up all of their senses to observe and thus experience nature fully.  Another important element in fostering a greater sense of connection to nature is through the process of naming. Giving names to trees, pathways, rocks personalizes the relationship. Professor Gregory says that even years later, children that have gone through her program may ask her with genuine interest and concern, “How is Grandmother Tree?” when they meet in town at the supermarket.   Professor Gregory’s approach is simple but extremely effective and full of wisdom.

Already we have been incorporating the practice of naming things at our AMURTEL Garden, and when recently a guest visited she was amazed at how big the property seems to become when it is presented in this way – with something interesting to discover in each location.

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Building Nature Awareness Skills With Children, Parents and Staff

Workshop for Parents and Teachers

When:

September 21, Poieni, jud Buzau at the AMURTEL Social Garden, 15-17 hrs.

September 23, Morningstar Center, Str. Almas 16 Sector 1 Bucharest 18.30-20.30 hrs.

 

Summary:

discoverWe will look at ways to nurture and reinforce children’s innate sense of wonder and fascination with nature, and how best to rekindle it with adults so they can model and integrate nature awareness and appreciation in their daily work with children. Inspired by Richard Louv’s book, “Last Child in the Woods,” we will examine the needs for outdoor time and experiences with nature for healthy development in children of all ages. Practices to maximize outdoor time and bring nature indoors, in order to enhance physical, social-emotional, and cognitive growth will also be explored.

Objectives:

Participants will:

  • explore and practice approaches, strategies and tools that promote, nurture and reinforce children’s connection with and understanding of the natural world
  • examine and apply principles of developmentally appropriate learning environments, both inside and out, that encourage a sense of wonder
  • select and apply approaches that promote nature awareness with parents and staff

About the presenter:

Ruai Gregory, M.A., Human Development, has worked as an Early Childhood Educator since 1976. Her roles have included teacher, consultant, director, early intervention specialist, parent educator and college professor. She currently teaches Early Childhood Education at Blue Mountain Community College in northeast Oregon, USA, and is a Parent/Provider Consultant for Child Care Resource and Referral at Umatilla/Morrow Head Start. Along with her husband, Forest Gregory, she has run “Harmony Home Nature Camp” since 2000.

This course is organized by:
NEOHUMANIST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
AMURTEL ROMANIA

 

The Futures Mirror with Marcus Bussey

Workshop Interactiv:

Miercuri, 26 iunie 2013
orele 18.00-20.00,
Str. Foișorului 121, Gradinița Răsărit “Presupunerile privind viitorul au efecte asupra prezentului, ne determină deciziile şi acţiunile noastre de astăzi”
Asociaţia Educatiei Neoumanistă vă invită la un exerciţiu magic şi creativ de explorare a relaţiei cu noi înşine şi cu lumea din jurul nostru împreună cu dl. Dr. Marcus Bussey.

Pentru a facilita reflecţia asupra viitorului, Dr. Marcus a susţinut acest atelier de creație de măști în multe ţări de pe glob. Şi-a prezentat articolele privind transformarea personală, educației neoumanistă, implicarea în comunitate, schimbarea socială în Australia, Taiwan, Serbia, Suedia, Israel, India şi Statele Unite.

Nu există un loc mai misterios decât sufletul. Explorează-l în workshopul nostru!

Neohumanist Education Teachers Training 2012

In August 2012, a Neohumanist Teacher training was held for the teachers of Gradinita Rasarit. AEN was pleased to invite special guest Elizabeth Lee, an experienced Neohumanist educator, who is an American living in Greece and who has set up and run various Neohumanist centers around the world, most recently in Malta and Greece. She led several workshops including “Brain, Emotions and Behavior”, Classroom management, yoga exercise games for kids. Didi A. Devapriya led a session on “Self-Regulation through play ” and Magda Zambet led a workshop on organizing educational spaces according to the Neohumanist Curriculum, and guided the annual curriculum content planning. Special guest Monica Eugeniu from Learning about gave a session in team building, guiding the kindergarten team to clarify the vision and mission statements of the kindergarten to reflect the values that motivate them.

“Inner Birthing” Training

“Inner Birthing: a Yoga based course for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond” is a course developed by Elizabeth Lee, an American midwife and yoga teacher living and working in Greece, where she ran  “The One World Children’s Circle,” a Neohumanist Early Childhood Education program, and prenatal courses at the Neohumanist Center. She now conducts  training of  trainers sessions internationally to multiply the best practices she developed in Greece.

AEN hosted an introductory session in August 2012, and plans to continue collaborating with Elizabeth in order to offer “Inner Birthing” classes in Bucharest for pregnant mothers and newborn infants. The course includes yoga-based stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises, proven to facilitate easier childbirth, as well as training in infant massage.