New Windows in Nest

Natural light and Learning

Here is a picture of the new window in the Garden Room! It looks great and makes such a different to the feel of the room. We are also getting windows in the flex room so that we can see out into the yard and in the gym door.  Did you know that natural light can affect how well you learn? Some studies suggest that natural light can impact your ability to learn by up to 20%.

The main theories for why this might be the case are that ”daylighting” enhances learning by boosting the eyesight, mood and/or health of students and their teachers.

So what does this mean for your “home” school? Look around your primary learning area . . . is it bright and cheerful? Is it comfortable to sit in? Can you look out the windows and see mother nature? These are all things that will improve your student’s ability to learn and as has been suggested, improve the mood of the teacher! 😉

Here are a couple of links for further reading:

http://www.parentdish.com/2008/09/11/natural-light-makes-kids-smarter/

http://www.naturallighting.com/cart/store.php?sc_page=62

Author: Diana Stinn

Co-Founder of Phoenix

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