Learn and put into practice 4 skills necessary for critical thinking, self-reflection, problem solving, collaboration and more!


Discover how all people learn naturally, and find out how to teach using
The Guided Experience Approach™.

Natural Learning tells us that students learn through application and ongoing and dynamic actions that are meaningful, engaging, active, and creative. Ideas, concepts, and skills are made real and result in new knowledge and performance.

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Discover why stress is the unseen saboteur and why being part of a healthy community is an antidote plus more.


Discover creative and innovative ways of partnering with students in this age of technology. The Guided Experience Approach™ and this website will show you how to:

  • Build an empowered and orderly community.

  • Engage students with meaningful experiences.

  • Include students personally relevant questions and goals.

  • Create persistence with ongoing motivation.

  • Share responsibility for constant improvement and mastery.

  • Include real world experts and expertise.

  • Invite numerous sources to provide students with feedback on essential skills and performance.

  • Create learners who are competent, confident and motivated to work hard to master skills, engage their own unique talents, and achieve their dreams.
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    Introducing The Center for Natural Learning

    The Center for Natural Learning is NLRI’s local outreach in Southern California. Its mission is to support a community that honors life and learning as a creative process.

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