Does Feng Shui Belong in the Classroom?

empty classroomCC writes: “I attended a workshop for early childhood ed and the presenter urged us all to change our curriculums to really emphasize a nature/environmental focus by bringing the outdoors inside and continue with lessons and experiences continuously taking the kids’ lead in areas of interest.  She used words like POSITIVE ENGERGY in the classroom and even showed how to arrange it using lights and shadows and organizing materials using specific colors in a color pattern; also bringing in a couch, stones and water fountains instead of tables and desks. I couldn’t stand being there because it felt like a new age atmosphere. We were silent for awhile. She asked us what we thought almost like she was hoping for a positive response. Do I have reason to be concerned or am I overreacting?”

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Are Owls Connected to the New Age?

dv031523SP writes: “I wonder if you can tell me what the connection is between owls and the new age movement is.  It seems that owls are all the craze & I have even met a few people that hold them as ‘sacred”, which confused me further when they wouldn’t elaborate.  Please advise since my daughter received an owl necklace from a friend & I don’t feel comfortable having her wear it.”

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