How to Master Classroom Observations [Webinar]

In this webinar, we welcomed Jenny Leibham, Founder of Nature Play Lifestyle. Jenny dove into the key role observations plays in the classroom, including the importance it has in building connections between children, educators, and the curriculum. Jenny also shared techniques educators can use to help slow the classroom down and capture learning in action.

🎤Our Special Guest:

Jenny Leibham, Founder of Nature Play Lifestyle


Jenny has been exploring nature her whole life. She is a born naturalist with a true passion for connecting children to nature and supporting their development. Her journey as an educator has led her to amazing people, inspiring places, and a deepening sense of self throughout it all. She has been a nature-based educator for 10 plus years, working with children and families in supporting a nature connection. She also provides professional development to other nature-based teachers. She has a special love of play and spontaneity in teaching, as well as a personal joy of jumping in puddles! Her goal as an educator is to listen deeply to children, inspire connection to nature and help guide them through hands-on learning.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes from Jenny

  • What is Observation? It is a space to look deeper at interactions in our classrooms and see learning in action
  • Observations help us go deeper into concepts that children are interested in. 
  • Observations tell a story of how play is learning. 
  • Observations are guides to helping scaffold learning by meeting the children where they are at. 
  • It’s a key player in helping aid educators in discovering how we can make learning fun.

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Ria Reive

Ria Reive in the Community Ambassador at HiMama. Prior to starting at HiMama, Ria was an Early Childhood Educator and worked 6 years in the classroom. She taught all ages but mainly preschoolers. Ria lives in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her niece and nephew and being on the water.

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