Practical Wisdom is a nature pedagogy consulting service by Gillian McAuliffe,
with expertise in child development and outdoor classroom design and positive learning landscapes. .
Specialising in mentoring educators, supporting teachers in their practice
and developing school culture, to enhance student learning. Gill works with early learning centres, principals, and independent schools to help them achieve the extraordinary.
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GILLIAN MCAULIFFE

Over the last 32 years, the life and work passion of Gillian has been to bring create authentic, contemporary learning environments for both children and educators. In addition to founding Bold Park Community School, a progressive school for children from 3 years old to 18 years, she developed Remida, a creative recycle centre for the Western Australian community, served globally on the World Forum Nature Education for Children, presented at conferences internationally and more recently commenced a career in consulting for organisations wishing to establish and renovate learning environments and pedagogy focused on the whole child.

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PRACTICAL WISDOM

“The work of man is achieved in accordance with practical wisdom and moral virtue; virtue makes us aim at the right mark and practical wisdom makes us take the right means.”
-ARIST. Nico. VI.12.

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MEDITATION THROUGH ART

If you have ever felt the need to say
‘I am not an artist’
then engaging with Zentangles will open a new door to your creative spirit that you never knew you had.

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INTERNATIONAL MUD DAY

International Mud Day aims to connect children around the globe through the earth.
Connect with others on the 29th of June.

Play in mud!

CELEBRATE MUD

International Mud Day
June 29

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Have you ever wondered why the light goes out in children’s eyes? Why young children ask so many questions, notice so much and wonder about everything? Somewhere, somehow we forget to wonder and stop seeing the world around us, why children stop drawing in middle childhood and how few of us never start again. Why do we keep our children so safe that they are damaged by the cocoon we wrap them in, I do, I wonder if decisions were made which paid attention to Practical Wisdom would we preserve the wonder and joy of childhood.

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