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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 this Teacher Went Above And Beyond

How this Teacher Went Above And Beyond

Sendy, a wonderful Kindergarten teacher, is so committed to the students in her care, that over the summer she acquired a second job to personally pay for additional furniture for her classroom so that the layout could be more collaborative. That’s quite amazing...
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...
How Young People Feel About The ‘Green New Deal’

How Young People Feel About The ‘Green New Deal’

 A ‘Green New Deal’ (GND) has been proposed in the US by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey. It has many facets, but one of the main aims of the proposal would be to achieve net-zero greenhouse emissions by creating millions of green jobs and investing...
The Top Skills Students Need For Tomorrow’s Jobs

The Top Skills Students Need For Tomorrow’s Jobs

There has been some interesting research carried out recently named ‘Humans Wanted’. It looks at the quiet crisis happening in job markets all around the globe. The research acknowledges that yes, automation is taking over many roles: mostly ones that are highly...
Moving Away From Those Rigid Rows Of Desks

Moving Away From Those Rigid Rows Of Desks

Why, when there is now so much evidence that students engage and focus better when they aren’t stuck in rigid rows of desks, is mainstream education still full of those rows of desks from the industrial era?Well, there are a few reasons. The first is obviously cost:...
Why Purposeful Business Is Better For Everyone

Why Purposeful Business Is Better For Everyone

Part Three of this Three Part Series:  This is the last section of sharing our manifesto with you, and diving deeper into how it guides our company vision and purpose, and how that can positively impact your work and your students. Manifesto: a public declaration of...

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