“Gently close your eyes and take in a nice deep breath. Do this several times and allow your body to relax more and more with each deep breath.” Twelve 5th graders in the School Overnight Program stretch out on pillows in a wooden loft as I guide them through a mindfulness meditation.READ MORE
It was my second full day with the 5th graders in Team Bog. We had tasted plants around the garden; discovered “magical” purple beans; and gathered herbs, vegetables, and fruit for our “communi-tea” and Soil to Snack project.READ MORE
We're excited to introduce Moment of Discovery, a new blog series in which graduate students, alums, educators, and other community members share a moment that sparked curiosity, formed new connections, and fostered growth — both for themselves and for the students they teach.READ MORE
When Liz Riggs Meder was finishing her masters after a ten-month IslandWood graduate residency, she attended a lecture by the founder of the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).READ MORE
IslandWood Graduate Program alum, Hannah Gallagher (’16), is the Inclusive Programs Director at the Seattle PlayGarden, a public garden offering open play, preschool, and summer camp for children with and without disabilities.READ MORE
This quarter I’m teaching a philosophy of education class called, The Social, Political, and Cultural Foundations of Learning. In the class, the grads are writing their philosophy of education including a positionality statement.READ MORE
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
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