ASCD Whole Child Bloggers

2013 Best of the Blog: 15–11

In the past year, experts and practitioners in the field, whole child partners, and ASCD staff have shared their stories, ideas, and resources to help you ensure that each child, in each school, in each community is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged and prepared for success in higher education, employment, and civic life.

Uncommon Commonsense Ways to Empower Struggling Students
by Ryan O'Rourke

Whether our struggling students know it or not, they have a unique gift. And it's up to us to unearth that special talent and find ways to empower them.

Common Core: An Educator’s Perspective by Steven Weber
Standards are the "what" and curriculum is the "how." The "how" may look different in each classroom, but the standards are the same. North Carolina principal Steven Weber shares seven reasons why states should embrace the Common Core State Standards.

The Whole Child Movement: A Journey Between Two Nations
by Dawn Imada Chan

ASCD emerging leader Dawn Imada Chan reflects on both the similarities and differences between her experiences as an educator in the United States and in Canada, and how they have provided her with a more comprehensive picture of what can work well in education.

What Is Missing in the Common Core Standards? by Maria Hersey
Life in a global society demands a balance between cognitive, personal, and interpersonal skills. International Baccalaureate offers the education community a uniquely global perspective when discussing education change in the context of the Common Core State Standards.

Why I Hate High School by Jasmine Sanborn
In a session at ASCD's 2013 Annual Conference, a panel of blended-learning students share how they went from dreading school to loving it.

Happy holidays and a healthy, safe, engaging, supportive, and challenging 2014!

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