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Raising a Risk Taker

Sean Slade | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Sean Slade

When we hear the phrase "risk taking," we often think of harm or danger. However, the act of growing, developing, and discovering yourself necessarily involves risk.

Specialist Teachers in Elementary Classrooms?

Nancy Pine | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education
Nancy Pine

Although it's tempting to push for more specialization for individual teachers, there is something to be said for knowing the whole person in the elementary school setting.

In Support of the Whole Child

Sean Slade | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Sean Slade

A holistic approach brings together elements that support the development of a child who is healthy, knowledgeable, motivated, and engaged, seeking to ensure all that is required for successful life and preparation for society.

Educating the Whole Child

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

Somehow, the belief that better physical, emotional, and spiritual health generates happier, more productive citizens is quickly becoming accepted as a fact in our culture, yet education has largely been moving in the opposite direction.

Live Wholeheartedly This Valentine's Day

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Whole-hearted living is where we allow ourselves to taste the whole broad spectrum of emotions -- living life. When we live life fully we open up to the capacity for real joy because we live in uncertainty and vulnerability.

A Whole Child Petition

Sean Slade | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Sean Slade

What is a whole child approach to education? It is an education that enhances learning by addressing each student's social, emotional, physical, and a...

Relationships Matter

Sean Slade | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Sean Slade

Whether it be inside the classroom, outside the school, between peers, teachers or families, relationships are key to student success and growth.

Why Education?

Sean Slade | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

Why do we have education? What is the rationale behind schooling? Is it just to transfer content knowledge or is that just a part of a larger picture?

School Reform by Making a Headline or by Reading the Book?

Sean Slade | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

School reform has been the flavor of the month for quite a few months now. However, what we have seen has not been discussion or debate about what constitutes sound reform, but rather debate by headline.

The Child Walking Through Schoolhouse Doors Enters a World

Sean Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

The current conversation may be linked to the issue of bullying; however, we should not assume that a positive school climate affects only a defined behavior or set of skills.

Moving Forward or Chasing Our Own Tail?

Sean Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

Shouldn't we be more geared toward discovering what we want our education system to do in the broadest sense than myopically focused on where we rank?

Respecting Education

Sean Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

Respect. That was a key word in the President's State of the Union speech last month. It's something we haven't been doing too much of lately.

Empowerment, Respect and Health

Sean Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

Manzanita SEED, a small, Spanish-English immersion elementary school in Oakland, was one of two schools in California to win the 2010 National Title I Distinguished School Award for raising test scores.

A Response to 'Cash for Grades'

Sean Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

The bottom line unfortunately is that cash rewards generally don't work and, if they do, they only work for the short term rather than inspiring kids to learn for the long haul.