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Here is a round up of our best stories from this past year as chosen by our community of educators. These are the stories that inspired, informed or educated. We hope they offer you the same value as you transition from 2019 into the new year and new decade.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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