Instinct and natural curiosity led me to into a career as a Nature-Based Educator. Soil covered hands, early mornings, late nights, and enthusiastic and determined young people kept me committed to the causes of just food and a just environment. Wanting to do better, know better, and educate better directed me to Graduate School in West Virginia to study under leading professors in Neuropedagogy and Transformational Education. Research, application, reading, experience and passion sends me back into the field to shape Early Childhood Development and Nature-Based Education, together, ultimately to shape ourselves.
My name is Megan Rynne and these are my 5 Pillars of an Enriching Emergent + Interdisciplinary Educational Approach:
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, ’The children are now working as if I did not exist.’ - Dr. Maria Montessori
The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, "What good is it?" If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering. -Aldo Leopold
Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone. - Wendell Berry
Worksheets don't grow dendrites. - Barbara Given