The experiences of children outside of school come to school with them even if they are never spoken out loud. Who will be their guides?
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December 13, 2016
December 01, 2016
Guest blogger Devorah Heitner writes: If we simply drive the conversation underground, we lose an opportunity to help kids understand other people's point of view.
November 29, 2016
Schools are seeing eruptions of the mimicking behavior seen on the campaign trail. Name calling and other painful and more aggressive actions follow.
November 27, 2016
My school district has embarked on a whole child journey. This revolves around our extended recess time (we increased recess from twenty minutes to forty minutes), yoga, meditation and mindfulness work for students K-8.
November 22, 2016
It is understandable that with the contentiousness of this election, that leaders might find it safer to limit conversations. We argue that it is our role to help students navigate these rough waters.
November 17, 2016
It is time for us to listen to each other and learn how to help each other dig with intentionality past hateful words to the source of the hate and lead the children through this difficult time.
November 13, 2016
What have we done to make school environments safer for children with mental health issues and the ones they may hurt? What have we done for the hearts and minds, and yes, the illness some hold within?
November 09, 2016
Today is a day to reclaim civility - formal politeness and courtesy - in our behavior and in our speech. If we don't our actions will drown out any words that we might utter and we collectively will bear the blame for the society that we create.
November 08, 2016
As 21st century changes arrive in curricula, manner of teaching and assessing, it is time to pull ethics out of the shadows and make it part of the content, practice and actions of adults and of our teaching.
November 06, 2016
Everyday the news reports that people reveal that they are stressed, nervous, fearful and 'can't wait for the election to be over'. Don't think this doesn't filter into the lives of children.