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Ed's Lessons

Teaching Kids to Love Learning

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Are you bored and frustrated with traditional teaching methods that seem to stifle rather than ignite curiosity in students? Do you find yourself grappling with the constraints of time, resources, and curriculum demands, struggling to provide meaningful experiences that truly engage and inspire?

You’re not alone!

For educators who are passionate about nurturing inquisitive minds and fostering a love for learning, the challenges can often feel overwhelming. From navigating a rigid over crowded curriculum to facing resistance and a lack of support from stakeholders, the barriers to implementing innovative teaching approaches can sometimes seem insurmountable.

Yet, despite these obstacles lies the undeniable desire to break free from the status quo, to embrace new strategies that empower students to think critically, problem-solve, and become independent learners and thinkers.

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Would you like to incorporate inquiry-based learning, but you just don’t have enough time  with all the curriculum and assessment pressures and deadlines?

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Do you need ideas for developmentally appropriate activities that promote exploration, play, discovery and problem-solving while aligning with the curriculum?

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Are you an Early Childhood educator who is interested in learning how to seamlessly integrate inquiry learning, and still meet stakeholder demands and learning outcomes?

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Do you want to provide  meaningful experiences for your learners, but struggle to find the necessary resources and materials to implement and support play and inquiry-based learning and exploration?

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Are you worried that implementing inquiry-based learning will lead to classroom chaos, and students not remaining focused on learning objectives?

If you answered


to any of these questions,

I invite you to stick around.

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Strategies that Inspire a Love for Learning

Welcome to Ed's Lessons

Ed’s Lessons is dedicated to igniting curiosity and fostering a love for learning in young children! In today’s dynamic educational landscape, inspiring a deep-seated curiosity and a passion for learning is paramount. My mission revolves around equipping educators with strategies that not only captivate young minds but also prepare them for the demands of the future.

At the heart of this approach lies the integration of inquiry-based learning—an educational methodology that encourages exploration, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Through this method, children are empowered to question, investigate, and discover, laying the groundwork for lifelong learning.


I can help you:

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Make cross-curricular connections to cover multiple content areas effectively, while integrating inquiry and providing meaningful experiences for students without adding extra time to your workload.

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Identify opportunities within the curriculum where inquiry can naturally fit, and align activities with learning objectives to ensure the required curriculum outcomes, and stakeholder demands are met.

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Nurture your own creativity and resourcefulness to make the most of available materials and resources, to create engaging inquiry-based play experiences for children.

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Help kids learn in a way that is in tune with their natural love for nature and play through activities that build their problem solving, resilience, critical thinking and creativity, so that they are confident learners.

About Me

Hi, I'm Edwina

I’m a passionate and experienced early childhood educator who understands the frustrations and aspirations of those that yearn for change. 

I’ve witnessed first hand the transformative power of inquiry-based learning, yet I know all too well the struggles that come with trying to integrate it into a classroom setting.

That’s why I’m here – to serve as a guide, and a companion on your journey towards reimagining education and unlocking the boundless potential of your students.

I help educators go from overwhelmed and confused about how to integrate inquiry-based learning to spark curiosity in young children, to being confident, knowledgeable and passionate about creating experiences that help kids feel excited about learning!

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Practical Tips & Ideas

Your Teaching Partner

Using provocations like picture books and children’s natural curiosity about nature as a springboard for learning, I will help and guide you integrate inquiry-based learning and curiosity into your everyday experiences, ensuring that children develop the necessary skills to set them up for success.

Ed’s Lessons is your learning and teaching partner providing you with the support, resources and knowledge to ensure the children in your care develop independence, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and the ability to ask questions – all essential skills to succeed in an ever changing world. 

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How to encourage curiosity

Curiosity is the spark that ignites a child’s passion for exploring the world, and it’s a trait that can be nurtured through everyday experiences.

Click to get your free practical guide and unlock the simple everyday strategies that keep kids curious.

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