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How To Create a 21st Century Classroom

How To Create a 21st Century Classroom

Many educators are recognizing that students sitting at rows of desks for the majority of the day while a teacher lectures at the front of the room is not optimal in developing skills that foster students’ personal growth in communication, collaboration, creativity...
Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Learning

Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Learning

Researchers intentionally set out to discover whether classroom displays affected children’s ability to maintain focus during instruction and to learn the lesson content. “Young children spend a lot of time — usually the whole day — in the same classroom, and through...
Earth Day, Every Day

Earth Day, Every Day

Earth Day is a date in time where we are called to meaningfully reflect and think about ways we can all lead more sustainable lives, to do our utmost to protect this incredible planet and the life it sustains. Although ‘Earth Day’ is a highlighted...
How To Make Your Classroom More Student Centered

How To Make Your Classroom More Student Centered

To create a classroom space that is more student centered here are some guiding principles that can really increase student participation and engagement:Be more deliberate about furniture configurationThe aim is to have the flexibility to create both independent...
The Green Schools 2019 Conference Take Aways

The Green Schools 2019 Conference Take Aways

As many of you know the Green Schools 2019 Conference just took place and Natural Pod was a proud participate, exhibitor and sponsor of the event. Bridgitte Alomes, our CEO, and team were there, as always they were hugely excited by everything that is happening in the...
A Natural Play Workshop At Kinder Kampus

A Natural Play Workshop At Kinder Kampus

Natural Pod’s CEO, Bridgitte Alomes, was recently requested to present a Workshop to the educators from Kinder Kampus about Natural Play and its importance. Kinder Kampus provides premium quality, learning-focused childcare for children aged 12 months to 12 years....
Research: How Does School Design Impact Students?

Research: How Does School Design Impact Students?

A unique opportunity occurred where researchers were able to study whether environmental design does actually improve learning: Within the Houston area, Texas, VLK Architects had the chance to design two replacement elementary schools at the same time. Both schools...

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