wildwood wisdom for schoolscultivating teacher resilience and wellbeing through nature
A different kind of PD
At Wildwood Wisdom, we are committed to supporting and empowering educators by providing them with enriching nature-based experiences and resources that rejuvenate their spirits, reignite their passion for teaching, and inspire a renewed sense of purpose in their profession.
We believe that when teachers experience personal well-being, they thrive. And when teachers thrive, they can better support their students’ wellness, growth and academic success.
And we believe the best way to support teachers and students is by partnering with nature.
We don’t talk about wellness,
we do wellness
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What we will do
Educators often face demanding schedules and the pressure to create a positive impact on their students. Nature immersions act as a natural stress-reliever, promoting relaxation, reducing anxiety, and improving overall well-being.
Boost Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills
Embracing the tranquility of the forest can spark creativity and help teachers find innovative solutions to classroom challenges. Nature has a unique way of freeing our minds from constraints, enabling instructors to approach lessons with fresh perspectives.
Increase Focus and Mindfulness
Immersion in nature encourages mindfulness and deepens one’s connection to the present moment. This heightened awareness can translate into the classroom, allowing teachers to engage with students more attentively and foster a conducive learning environment.
Enhance Immune Function
Studies suggest that spending time in nature can strengthen the human immune system. As educators, staying healthy is crucial when guiding and supporting students. Healthier teachers = fewer substitute bookings 🙂
Foster a Love for Nature in Students
When individuals experience the wonders of the forest, they’re more likely to inspire others to appreciate and protect the environment. A teacher’s passion for nature can become contagious, creating the next generation of eco-conscious citizens.
What can forest bathing do for your mental and physical health? Let’s look at the science to find out.
“The widespread use of technology and digital devices increasingly distracts people and enforces an ‘always available’ mentality, causing mental fatigue and stress. Organisational studies suggest that getting away from demanding work environments and investing time in personal contact with colleagues may address some of these challenges.
Combining this insight with research showing that spending time in nature decreases stress levels, enhances emotional wellbeing, increases focus and prosocial behaviour, this study explores how team building workshops in nature lead to increased team collaboration and effectiveness.”
Designing Workshops in Nature to
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We believe in
Nature as a Sanctuary
Nature serves as a sanctuary for the soul, a place of solace and renewal. We endeavor to create spaces where teachers can escape the stresses of daily life, disconnect from the digital world, and reconnect with the healing embrace of the natural environment. Through mindful practices in nature, we aim to foster emotional resilience, reduce stress, and improve overall mental well-being.
Community and Support
Teaching can sometimes be isolating, and the weight of responsibilities can feel overwhelming. We aim to build a supportive community of teachers who can connect, share experiences, and provide mutual encouragement. Through group activities and events in natural settings, we strengthen the bond among educators, reminding them that they are not alone in their journey.
Teaching can be demanding, both physically and emotionally. Our mission is to promote work-life balance for teachers by offering opportunities to engage with nature regularly. We encourage educators to find harmony between their professional responsibilities and personal needs, ensuring they have the energy and enthusiasm to excel in their roles.
Sustainability and Gratitude
Our commitment to nature therapy extends to nurturing the environment that sustains us. We instill a sense of gratitude and environmental stewardship among teachers, encouraging them to share these values with their students. By fostering a deep appreciation for nature, we hope to create a generation of mindful and responsible global citizens.