Welcome back; Natural Pod™ LIVE Episode Two is available to watch!
Bridgitte Alomes, Natural Pod’s CEO and Founder had the privilege of speaking with Jill Ackers-Clayton, Senior Learning Designer with award-winning education design firm Fielding International on this episode. Jill has used her own educational experience as a “challenging child” to explore how other children can be inspired and engaged with their environments.
“When I walk into classrooms, 90% of the creativity belongs to the teachers, and only 10% is the students. When we don’t flip that from day one, students won’t feel the ownership of their space. It has to be intentional from the very start”. – Jill Ackers-Clayton
Listen to and watch the conversation with Jill below to learn more about how she brings empathy and compassion to her work in creating better learning environments that set students up for creativity, curiosity, and being active participants in their learning experience.
About Jill Ackers-Clayton
Jill Ackers-Clayton, Senior Learning Designer for Fielding International, is passionate about taking large scale educational projects from inception to systemic execution. Her experience spans Early Childhood, K-12, & Higher Education. She has worked in over 20 countries and in almost every state in the US. Her work includes designing learning environments, and leading workshops for school leaders and teachers. Jill’s future-focused work stems from a personal commitment to bold values for education, learner-centered environments, and constructivist methods.
About Bridgitte Alomes
Bridgitte Alomes, CEO of Natural Pod, is a thought leader dedicated to better environments for play, learning and collaboration using sustainable furniture. In her work with Natural Pod, she has helped create over 15,000 learning environments throughout the world. She’s engaged over 40,000 educators through her workshops and presentations and has been dedicated to creating play-based pedagogy and sharing the importance of the learning environment design. Bridgitte also serves as President on the board of the Green Schools National Network, creating broad-based initiatives and successful strategies aimed at fostering healthy, sustainable K-12 schools across the United States.
About Natural Pod™ LIVE
Natural Pod™ LIVE has been created for, and by, our incredible community of educators, students, architects and anyone with a stake in creating better learning spaces and experiences. It’s an online streaming talk show where we interview education leaders who are sharing their personal stories behind the challenges and opportunities of creating exceptional learning environments. Join us as we explore the new approaches for what’s possible in the future of education with the people who are making it happen. This is your opportunity to learn directly from them about their challenges and successes and how they are approaching this important education work.