The Attention Myth: Why Paying Attention in Class is Overrated

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Prakash Nair , Founding President, Fielding Nair International Edutopia, Posted 05/08/2015 Prakash Nair questions the way our education system emphasizes the need for students to pay constant attention to a teacher: “Are we in crisis because of short attention spans and the losing battle teachers are fighting to keep kids interested in class? Before we… Read more »

Prakash a Keynote Speaker

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Prakash Nair was a keynote speaker at Mexico’s premier international education conference hosted by SM Fundación in Mexico City in March 2015. Prakash touched upon the vast opportunities for bringing world-class educational opportunities to all children in Mexico and new ways to design innovative, cost effective schools.

Randall Fielding Was a Featured Speaker at the SCUP Conference in Des Moines

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“I recently attended a conference for the Society for College and University Planning where Randall’s keynote presentation was about the architectural design of future learning spaces.  He presented several international projects whose designs anticipated the evolving pedagogies of student engagement, collaboration, and individualization.  It was inspiring to visualize the future of education through the design… Read more »

Classroom makeover: how schools are rethinking what learning looks like

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The average school in the United States is between 30 and 50 years old, according to Prakash Nair, whose Minneapolis-based architectural firm, Fielding Nair International, specializes in designing innovative schools. Those decades-old buildings were created when learning meant listening to a teacher lecture until the bell rang. Not so today. A 21st-century education, school leaders… Read more »

Prakash Nair Podcast and Article on American Public Media

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Excerpt: “All the flexibility is meant to encourage a new type of learning: Learning by doing. Learning with new technology. Learning that is collaborative, personalized. Learning that architect Prakash Nair said more traditional schools are no good at. Nair is the founding president of Fielding Nair International and the author of the forthcoming book Blueprint… Read more »