Nature-Based Social-Emotional Learning for Teachers & Educators
Nature Classrooms, to further its goal of supporting teachers and educators with their endeavours in nature education, has developed a programme that integrates nature learning with social-emotional learning.
With this programme our goal is to put together effective practices, resources, and frameworks integrated with social, emotional, and nature–based learning at its core, with a focus on supporting the overall well-being of teachers. The long-term vision is that this social and emotional development within teachers also influences the manner in which they impart nature education within their classrooms.
Can nature-based practices and engagements support in promoting social and emotional well-being of teachers?
How does supporting teachers’ emotional state influence their connections with nature?
How does this process of engaging with nature-based social-emotional learning translate in the long-term into subject lessons and classroom practices?
With the initial framework and practices developed, we launched an online pilot workshop with a goal to engage with a small focus group of teachers/educators, for trialling out the initially developed practices and taking into consideration their feedback and responses which will influence the future implementation of the programme.
This project was undertaken by Priyanka Prakash as a part of her Master’s internship with Nature Classrooms.