Jamie’s published thesis: The Hummingbird Approach; A Case Study of Guided Discovery Learning for Children in Nature

Or read below for more specifics. This case study examines a group of 10-11 year-olds participating in a nature-based educational role-play adventure program called Wild Craft Play. The facilitative approach used mirrors some of the characteristics of the hummingbird, and thereby is affectionately referred to within these pages as The Hummingbird Approach. In this approach, once the facilitator has set … Read More

Letting Go and Trusting the Process

Now there’s a loaded statement “Let go and trust the process.” Right. Just let go.  That sounds easy enough.  Am I the only one who has a hard time letting go? Yet, once I let go of trying so hard, and finally give in to trusting that things will work out as they are meant to, **Bing, I get a … Read More

Facilitating Storymaking

Tonight I just had an epiphany about my role as a facilitator.  I thought I was a storyteller, but it turns out I am a facilitator of storymaking. I am in the midst of my data analysis for my Masters Research.  I have been working on this baby for over a year now, and in the last three months I have been … Read More