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Metaphorical Tradeoffs

Entering the EAGALA arena is entering the land of metaphor. It is this journey into the world of metaphor that allows me to take my Elementary Science Methods students from inner city Hamline University into a collaborative relationship with 1000-pound … Continue reading

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Trust the Process

On Saturday, I took eight students from my elementary science methods class to Cross P Ranch for a morning with the EAGALA model of equine assisted learning. We used the unique environment of the horse arena to engage in a … Continue reading

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Why do I teach?

I have dedicated my life to the vocation of teaching. Most of my career has been in a kindergarten through 6th grade setting, including 16 years as a classroom teacher and nine as a science specialist. The last six have … Continue reading

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Science Methods in the EAGALA Arena?

By the time I get to the end of the week, I’m tired – anxious to sleep in on a quiet Saturday morning. Yet this Saturday morning I found myself standing in the rain in the arena at Cross P … Continue reading

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