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Mythology, Poetry & Nature
A Language Arts Educators Retreat

with special guests from the UK/London
Jonny Walker & Adisa the Verbalizer
April 26-28, 2024 

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“Have you no more memories?'

I am made of memories.

The memories come, and come.

We are all there, goddess and mortal

and the boy who was both.”

                                                                                                   ― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Rediscover ways to harness the power of nature, creativity and poetry with your students, in this immersive weekend of forest writing. Across the three days, you will take part in a writing experience, which has been developed into a pedagogical approach by the retreat facilitators, who are traveling from London to deliver this course.  We will utilize the twin themes of Greek myth and the Four Elements of earth, water, fire and air, in order to shape a lively, practical learning experience for educators, which can galvanize your own creative practice.

This program will empower you to bring transformative, child-centered pedagogies back into your school settings, and will equip you with a rich spread of arts and creative writing activities and ideas that you can immediately put into practice.

Taking place in the unique setting of Hawk Circle, you'll have space to think, to grow, to connect with yourself and to reaffirm your own values as an educator.





私たちは、学校、組織、都市環境で働くスキル、ゲーム、活動を共有しています。また、より自然なエリアと制限の少ない安全ガイドライン (キャンプファイヤーの許可など) を備えた「フィールド プログラム」も共有しています。






キャンプファイヤーやダイニング テーブルを囲んで、Forest Educators 向けにストーリーテリングを共有し、学びましょう。





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Jonny Walker

Jonny Walker is a London-based teacher and children’s book writer, who specializes in the teaching of mythology, creative writing and outdoor literacies. In addition to teaching mythology and poetry students across the UK and India, he has taught 1000+ students online, on the Outschool platform. Jonny is a prolific author of
children’s early reading books, and is published by HarperCollins, Oxford University Press and Scholastic UK. He has also authored a book on how to teach
poetry, with the former UK Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen. He leads the Poetry Teaching Network for the London Borough of Hounslow, and is a former English lecturer for an Initial Teacher Training programme.

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Adisa the Verbalizer

Adisa the Verbalizer is a dynamic performance poet, also London-based, who has been working across the UK and internationally for the last 20 years, with people of all ages. Adisa’s poetry focuses on celebration of identity, on family and on the elements. His workshops, both in business and in schools, are famed for their high energy, thought-provoking content and


His mango-flavored metaphors and lava-filled performances are legendary on the London performance poetry circuit. Adisa is also a passionate cyclist and martial artist, and draws upon this vitality within the retreats.


Ricardo Sierra

Ricardo is the co-founder and co-director of the Hawk Circle Wilderness Education & Retreat Center.   He is the host and creator of the Forest Educator Podcast, and several 'Forest Education Training Programs', leading educators, teachers and counselors in skills and approaches that have been successful for decades.

Ricardo has worked in nature based education for adults, families, children, youth and staff for over 35 years, and he's worked in a vast spectrum of educational settings throughout the US as well as in New York State.


「森の教育者」である私のゴールデン ルールの 1 つは、私が実際に自分で行ったスキルや指導活動のみを教えることです。避難所を建設してください。そして、私たちのサポートとガイダンスで彼らの目標を達成する方法を見つけてください.クラフト、ゲーム、スキル、アクティビティなど、自分のプログラムや学校で必要なものすべてを元に戻すことができます。 -136bad5cf58d_ _cc781905-5cde-3194-b b3b-136bad5cf58d_      _cc781905-5cde-3194-5cde-3198d-31



参加者は、必要に応じて暖房付きのキャビンまたはテントに滞在し、インテンシブ中は家庭料理を楽しみます.   (事前に通知すれば、食事制限に対応できます。)





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6 日間、ニューヨーク州北部で. 

プログラムの日付:    2023 年 5 月 28 日~6 月 3 日

プログラム料金:     $1,600


1 週間の宿泊費、食事、すべての説明書と工作材料が含まれます。

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