"Grandfather never answered any of our questions the way most people would answer a question. He would either point us in the direction of the answer, or ask us a series of questions, all designed to make us think. A "coyote teacher" makes every learning experience exciting, something we desperately want to know. He planned each lesson like a chess game or jigsaw puzzle, where one teaching led to another. But he never forced any teaching on us; instead, he maneuvered the situation so we had to know, had to go on. "How do we build a shelter?" we would ask. He would answer "Ask the squirrels." We would ask "How does a bow-drill fire work?" and he would answer "Rub your hands together." Or we would ask "How can we track foxes better?" and he would reply "Track mice." He made each teaching special, exciting, and something we desperately needed to know. And as always, the lessons would go far deeper than just the superficial, reaching to all realms of our lives."
-- Field Guide to Nature and Survival for Children
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Spontaneous teaching is a walk through the woods with Tom,
in which you will have an opportunity to see through his eyes. You
will also be the live audience for the Live Stream Sessions. You can sign up for any one day or all
three. The dates are:
Monday March 23, 2009 12:00PM –
Tuesday March 24, 200912:00PM – 4:00PM EST
Session 3 Wednesday
March 25, 2009 8:00AM –12:00 PM EST
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is $125 on its own, if you sign up for all three the cost is $300.
To register for all three sessions at
once please click here.
You must have completed the Standard
Course to participate in the Spontaneous Teaching Sessions.
Registrations must be in by 4pm Friday
If you would
like to you can camp at the primitive camp, there are no meals included. This session will not be broadcast or recorded
for public use. It is simply a walk through the woods with Tom, filled with
whatever he finds.