Whole Child

Training teachers to consider ‘the whole child’ can be daunting -but the website  the whole child education help:

Evaluations since 1992 have shown that community schools
o improve student achievement.
o increase parental involvement.
o demonstrate higher student and teacher attendance.
o improve school climate.
o decrease special education referrals.
o improve mental and physical health for students.
and more from the whole child newsletter:
an example from the newsletter:
Locked in a Conspiracy

James P. Comer, the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center and a whole child commissioner, often says that the community in which he was raised was, “locked into a conspiracy to make certain that I grew up to be a responsible, contributing citizen.” But what does that look like in a modern world? What do a school and community look like when they truly ensure each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged?

One possibility is a “full-service community school.” In a recent article, an elementary school principal, a college professor, and the director of whole child partner the Coalition for Community Schools describe their 10-year partnership at a high-poverty school in New York.

Asking the right questions?
Asking the right questions?

One Reply to “Whole Child”

  1. This concept still has to be understood fully. There are so many loop holes left that educators fail to understand the real impact of the ‘whole child’ can have on an individual.

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