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Learning And Play At Learning Scapes

Learning And Play At Learning Scapes

Bridgitte, Natural Pods CEO, and Shannon, Director of Operations, recently returned from the LearningScapes conference that took place in California this year. Speaking with them post-conference, they shared they found it incredibly impactful. This is what Bridgitte...
Why Beauty Is Needed In The Classroom

Why Beauty Is Needed In The Classroom

Recently I’ve been re-reading the MDR research report ‘The Impact of Learning Spaces on Student Success’ to further and deepen my understanding of how I can lead Natural Pod to better serve students and educators. This research is such a great resource – it was...
How Can We Stop Disengaging Our Students?

How Can We Stop Disengaging Our Students?

I talk to a lot of educators about their thoughts around pedagogy and if their ideas align with their school’s overall culture. Unsurprisingly, almost every teacher I speak to is very clear that the previous century’s classroom layout really isn’t conducive for...
Community Play Space Ideas Inside a Market

Community Play Space Ideas Inside a Market

At Natural Pod we design more than furniture, we design experiences for children. Experiences that foster engagement with and connection to nature, that encourage the development of the whole-child and integrate key learning skills. These play experiences not only...
What is the classroom made of?

What is the classroom made of?

Exploring all the playful possibilities. There is a movement on the horizon: a slow, beautiful metamorphosis a’comin’. It’s filled with richness and space, and rhythm and CHILDREN! It’s filled with less. And more. Once upon a time I went to kindergarten. The ladies...
A Simple Sixth Birthday

A Simple Sixth Birthday

The following is a re-print of Rick Juliusson’s “A Simple Sixth Birthday” blogpost at Rick’s Turning Point. Thanks, Rick, for letting us repost these great ideas on a simple, and truly magical, little birthday party. Zekiah’s sixth...
Waldorf Style Watercolour Painting

Waldorf Style Watercolour Painting

The following is a re-print of Rebecca Watkin’s guest Blog post at http://www.ourbigearth.com/2010/02/27/watercolor-painting-in-the-waldorf-style/#. Thanks, Rebecca, for letting us repost this incredibly clear and concise introduction into Waldorf watercolour...

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