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Feng Shui for the Classroom, Why Not?

Feng Shui for the Classroom, Why Not?

Children spend as much, if not more, time at school than at home, so shouldn’t our learning environments be given the same attention and care as our home environments? While recently reading this article about how to achieve Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of...
Are You Ready for 21st Century Learning?

Are You Ready for 21st Century Learning?

Throughout history, the learning structures put in place and their associated physical spaces have been a reflection of the needs in society at large. And even before there were schools, there was the master and apprentice model. Ironically, this method of learning...
Educator Interview: Kevin Jones

Educator Interview: Kevin Jones

What we love most about our work are the people we work with. We’re very proud of our education community here at Natural Pod and to celebrate some of the people in our community, we enjoy connecting with them to learn more about their work so that we can all learn...
Get Your Learning Environment Moving

Get Your Learning Environment Moving

The days of classrooms filled with rows of desks are becoming a thing of the past. One of the biggest trends schools are currently exploring are the different ways to bring more movement and energy into the classroom environment. There are truly an endless number of...
Back to Basics with Nature

Back to Basics with Nature

When we think of the latest trends in 21st century education, the first ones that probably come to mind are technology or STEM related activities. But there is another growing trend taking place across North America and around the world that brings children back to...
Loose Parts for Better Learning and Play

Loose Parts for Better Learning and Play

Interacting and exploring with loose parts, such as rocks and sticks, has always been a part of children’s play. In more recent years, these materials have become common tools in early childhood learning. In 1972, architect Simon Nicholson developed the Theory of...
Tech as a Tool

Tech as a Tool

In last week’s story, I proposed the idea that the use of technology in the classroom may not be the best solution to promoting innovation in a 21st century learning environment. I shared how some schools believe it detracts from learning and can even inhibit the...