At Wild Earth we value leadership diversity in our instructors. We also have a set of core routines, teaching tools, and mentoring skills that we encourage our instructors to utilize:
Core routines: Sit spot, story of the day, expanding our senses, questioning and tracking, animal forms, wandering, mapping, exploring field guides, journaling, survival living, mind's eye imagining, listening for bird language and thanksgiving.
Teaching tools: Utilizing the abundance of child passions, playing games, dancing, acting/performing, imitation, role modeling, the art of questioning (instead of answering), storytelling that awakens imagination, music making, crafting, blindfolded activities, creating leadership opportunities for children.
Mentoring Skills: Meeting others where they are on their journey, nurturing curiosity, passion and purpose, gifting enthusiasm and teaching with passion, practicing openness to all perspectives, cultures and spiritual backgrounds, acknowledging and honoring elder wisdom, listening with a beginner's mind, invisibly teaching, abstaining from testing and judgment, striving to practice patience, understanding and perseverance.