Meet Camron Adibi
I am Camron Adibi. I am an educator, facilitator, outdoor leader, sailing instructor and horse riding instructor with a background in experiential, outdoor-oriented and hands-on learning.
I have a Massachusetts teaching license in General Science. I completed a M.S. in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University and a M.Ed. from Gordon College. In 2012 I was awarded the Vineyard Vision Fellowship to address water issues on Martha’s Vineyard Island. I am a U.S. Coast Guard Captain who was responsible for leading day trips on an authentic Viking ship. My other passion is horses and I also am certified as a PATH Therapeutic Horse Riding Instructor. I have an innate ability to pass my passion for the outdoors to children with developmental challenges in a manner that helps develop their confidence and self-esteem.
I create and develop content to engage children with project-based learning that is relevant, fun and builds confidence.
My goal is to build a global community of humans who share their passions with others, foster creativity and seek truth.
Creativity can increase positive emotions, lessen depressive symptoms, reduce stress, decrease anxiety, and even improve immune system functioning. It can be as simple as telling a story.
The world can be a wonderful place, full of wonderful things. It can also be scary, especially for children. It is important to promote curiosity in children by helping them to explore their imaginations and the world around them. It is also important to allow children to engage with their worlds in ways they can understand. This might be as simple as interviewing another student about their disability.
Fred Rogers believed that a children’s sense of trust came from having caring and supportive adults around them. The adults “being there” is what matters most. During these times when everything may seem uncertain and ever changing, it is important for us adults to stay grounded and create an environment that fosters trust. Horses can also provide this.
Communication is essential to the human experience and a vital component of teamwork. To hear and be heard are basic rights for all and the backbone for effective communication. Children who feel they can express themselves tend to develop more self-confidence.
Whether play is independent, with friends or siblings, children are working out problems, creating solutions, dreaming up new ideas, and discovering the
world. You can support a child’s play by simply allowing space for it. This might be as simple as creating a new game for sailing a boat.
The goal of self-advocacy is to equip children with knowledge to make informed authentic decisions, and to empower them to make those decisions. It may be as simple as a student deciding to paint with their fingers.
I am an educator.
In every aspect of my life, exploring my passions, spending time with my niece and nephews, working with clients in the riding program, and like all good educators, I find myself learning from the unique humans that I am working with. Teaching and learning are collaborative – we ALL need a connection to flourish. I want to inspire and help students reach their potential. The way to make this happen, I realized, was to MAKE it happen, myself! Educators have a responsibility to create models for the future. We need to inspire more creative thinkers for design, problem-solving, and survival for years to come!
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