Barbara has 20 years experience in developing and training professionals and parents on child directed programming and techniques. Barbara Sheridan founded and is lead teacher at Barrie Forest Kindergarten and Nature School for more than 5 years, she is a co-host for Dirty Playologist, a podcast produced by Early Learning Explorations, and a resident writer for Play Empowers. She has received her Forest Kindergarten Teacher training, a Child and Youth Work diploma, a Degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Masters in Education focusing on innovation, creativity and sustainability. She is passionate about passing on her knowledge and experience to you. Please explore our workshop section or contact us if you would like us to explore a new topic. We offer workshops with educators on how to include play and inquiry based learning in your classroom. We also provide workshops that include elements involved with innovative learning with your students (risk, self regulation etc). Workshops are customizable to your audience so we can tweak current workshops to suit your group or we can work on a new workshop topic you think would be of interest to your group.