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(I honestly don't even know if Paul WANTS a PEP teaching badge, but I brainstormed one anyway. Please add your own brainstorming!)

Teaching Badge:

Teaching isn't just about saying stuff or showing stuff, it's about observing and understanding WHO you are teaching and modifying what you do to help THEM learn. It's about reflecting and learning from your teaching to improve the next time you help someone. The teaching badge, therefore, is largely about reflecting and observing various people of various ages and helping them to learn various things.

Sand Badge
Write up a lesson for teaching one person--and post your lesson plan. It should include:
  • Age/skill level of person(s) you're teaching
  • What you want them to learn (how to ID a dandelion, how to make a mallet, how to test for soil type, how to cut down a tree, etc)
  • how you plan to teach them (will you explain in a video, though pictures, by showing them how and helping them, by writing up a tutorial?)
  • how you'll know they learned (a test on IDing the plants--as simple as having 10 plants and seeing if they can ID the dandelions. Or a see if they did the soil test right or watch them cut down 2 trees, etc)

  • Teach someone the lesson
  • post a picture of their test, end product, essay, whatever.

  • Take a group on a nature walk.
  • Post pictures with the IDs of what plants you'll show.

  • Make a craft with someone and help them make it. Examples:
  • leaf or flower print bookmark or other paper/art
  • cob bench
  • needle felt something
  • natural fairy hut
  • whittle a stick
  • make a debri hut
  • build a bird nest
  • weave a wreath
  • build a rock stack
  • make a lavender wand
  • make a daisy chain or other flower adornment
  • knit a washcloth

  • Read a book to someone:
  • it can be an infant, toddler, preschooler, elementary, even a teenager or adult. As long as the book is something that they can learn from. Explain in a post why you think the book is a good fit for them
  • Don't just READ the book, make it interactive. For example: for babies, maybe point out names of things. For preschoolers, ask them what they think will happen next, or explain why something happened. For older kids, work on spelling or decision making (would they do the same thing? why or why not?) or math or the reasons/motivations/etc. Explain in you post how you made it interactive

  • Observe someone trying to do/learn something that you already know a lot about for at least 10 minutes
  • DON'T intervene unless asked.
  • Watch a learn from how they learn. Take notes. Post your notes and a description of who you observed and what you learned. Observing is very important to teaching!



  • Reed Badge
    Guide one person (child or adult) through a Badge Bit
  • Describe in a post what Badge Bit you're teaching them and how you plan on teaching them.
  • Post evidence of them having completed the Badge Bit

  • Take care of a child for at least two hours (the adult or caregiver may be present, but you got to do as much interacting as the child will allow. So, if they want to sit in their mommy's lap, that's okay. You just read the books or play with toys with them, or make their food, or whatever)
  • You may choose the age range. Bonus for it being an infant or toddler or an age range you've never worked with
  • Describe what you and the child did during that time, what you might have taught them, and what you learned from it

  • Write up a lesson for teaching more than one person at a time--and post your lesson plan. It should include:
  • Age/skill level of person(s) you're teaching
  • What you want them to learn (how to ID a dandelion, how to make a mallet, how to test for soil type, how to cut down a tree, etc)
  • how you plan to teach them (will you explain in a video, though pictures, by showing them how and helping them, by writing up a tutorial?)
  • how you'll know they learned (a test on IDing the plants--as simple as having 10 plants and seeing if they can ID the dandelions. Or a see if they did the soil test right or watch them cut down 2 trees, etc)

  • Make a craft with more than one person at a time and help them make it. Examples:
  • leaf or flower print bookmark or other paper/art
  • cob bench
  • needle felt something
  • natural fairy hut
  • whittle a stick
  • make a debri hut
  • build a bird nest
  • weave a wreath
  • build a rock stack
  • make a lavender wand
  • make a daisy chain or other flower adornment
  • knit a washcloth

  • Read a book to more than one person at a time:
  • it can be a group of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary-aged kids, even a teenagers or adults. It may be a mixed age group. As long as the book is something that they can learn from. Explain in a post why you think the book is a good fit for them, and what you think they enjoyed/learned.


  • Wood Badge
    Apprentice someone through an entire badge
    Take care of a differently aged child than in you sand badge, and take care of them for at least 3 hours
    Teach more than one person at a time a badge bit.

    (This level needs more fleshing out)


    Iron Badge:
    Apprentice another person through a Badge. Describe how it was different than with the first person. Why did you teach it different? Is there anything you'd do differently? What did you learn?
    Create your own PEX or PEP Badge Bit curriculum. Post it here one permies!
    Create your own PEX or PEP Badge curriculum. Post it here one permies!
    Create your own PEX Curriculum based upon your own area and philosophies

    (This level needs more fleshing out)
     
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