ASCD Whole Child Bloggers

2013 Best of the Blog: 25–21

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.

ED Pulse Poll Results: Does More Recess Increase Academic Learning? by Kit Harris
ASCD continually seeks to provide solutions to the challenges that face educators of all levels. Recently the ASCD SmartBrief ED Pulse poll addressed the debate about recess in elementary schools.

Tips from the Trenches: School Safety by Stephen Sroka
Professor and consultant Stephen Sroka shares thoughts from education leaders in a new series, "Tips from the Trenches." In this installment, he shares messages about school safety.

Improving Schools: The "Real World" Fallacy by Sean Slade
Education systems are in the business of planning, developing, and preparing for the future. Time will tell—whether we want it to or not—if we have or have not succeeded. But at least if we are trying to prepare our children for the real world, let's make sure it is the world they actually encounter and not the world of yesterday.

What Kind of School Do You Want to Lead? by Peter DeWitt
It's important that school leaders understand the job that they have ahead of them because it is not easy, but it is well worth it.

Aspects of Whole Child Classrooms by Celina Brennan
Change is demanding, but if we remain open-minded and rational throughout the adjustment process, we can intentionally shift our priorities to focus on meeting the needs of the whole child.

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

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