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The Number One Rule: Be: Kind

Lusher Charter School, New Orleans, Louisiana

Lusher Charter School is one of the most sought-after public schools in the city of New Orleans. In addition to its academic success and recognition as an Ashoka ChangeMaker School, Lusher is best known for its positive school culture, built on the school’s number one rule: be kind. In addition to doing Responsive Classroom’s morning meeting on a daily basis, Lusher encourages its staff, students, and parents to implement ideas that build a culture of kindness. For example, after Hurricane Katrina, teachers collaborated with Tulane University’s Department of Psychology to design an arts-based healing curriculum that included activities such as painting ceramic eggs to symbolize rebirth and interviewing students about their visions for New Orleans. Fifth graders also took the opportunity to redesign the school’s bathrooms and the school cafeteria, installing a salad bar and round tables in the latter.

This School Prepares Students to Excel in the 21st Century

Summit Elementary, Casper, Wyoming

Summit Elementary’s mission is to prepare children to excel and lead in the 21st century. Located in rural WY,  Summit is a Leader in Me Lighthouse School and Ashoka ChangeMaker School, where students play roles in school-wide leadership, classroom leadership, and through teaching leadership skills to their peers. In Summit’s kid counsel, students are fully responsible for running and editing a podcast to provide news, tips about the 7 habits from Leader in Me, as well as informing students about upcoming job applications. A school-wide Leadership Day invites the whole district and community residents are to learn about the 7 habits for themselves and for students. Additionally, they use a shared leadership model and have multi-age expeditions.

At this Global Academy Each Student Has a Voice

Academy for Global Citizenship, Chicago, Illinois

At Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC), each student has a voice and is given the space to contribute and lead. For example, one 3rd grader put together a successful campaign to provide a healthier drink alternative in the cafeteria, which involved collecting signatures, designing flow charts, and building a team team to research drink alternatives. In one 4th grade class, after their exchange class in India asked how the AGC building was heated, students did a three day-long research adventure to discover it. According to the AGC staff, the key is saying  “yes” to students’ suggestions, encouraging their questions, and urging them to discover the full answer on their own. AGC was recently recognized as a ChangeMaker School by whole child partner Ashoka.

 

 

Hawaii Whole Child Snapshot

Honolulu, Hawaii

To be fully prepared for their futures, Hawaii’s children need personalized support, safe environments, good health, and challenging learning opportunities. ASCD’s Hawaii Whole Child Snapshot highlights how well the state is meeting the comprehensive needs of its children.

The snapshot features data that provide a fuller picture of child performance and well-being. It also provides initial ideas for how families, educators, and communities can make targeted and innovative improvements to support the whole child and help students become productive adults and engaged citizens.

See the snapshot to find out to what extent Hawaii students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

Alaska Whole Child Snapshot

Juneau, Alaska

To be fully prepared for their futures, Alaska’s children need personalized support, safe environments, good health, and challenging learning opportunities. ASCD’s Alaska Whole Child Snapshot highlights how well the state is meeting the comprehensive needs of its children.

The snapshot features data that provide a fuller picture of child performance and well-being. It also provides initial ideas for how families, educators, and communities can make targeted and innovative improvements to support the whole child and help students become productive adults and engaged citizens.

See the snapshot to find out to what extent Alaska students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

California Whole Child Snapshot

Sacramento, California

To be fully prepared for their futures, California’s children need personalized support, safe environments, good health, and challenging learning opportunities. ASCD’s California Whole Child Snapshot highlights how well the state is meeting the comprehensive needs of its children.

The snapshot features data that provide a fuller picture of child performance and well-being. It also provides initial ideas for how families, educators, and communities can make targeted and innovative improvements to support the whole child and help students become productive adults and engaged citizens.

See the snapshot to find out to what extent California students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

Nevada Whole Child Snapshot

Carson City, Nevada

To be fully prepared for their futures, Nevada’s children need personalized support, safe environments, good health, and challenging learning opportunities. ASCD’s Nevada Whole Child Snapshot highlights how well the state is meeting the comprehensive needs of its children.

The snapshot features data that provide a fuller picture of child performance and well-being. It also provides initial ideas for how families, educators, and communities can make targeted and innovative improvements to support the whole child and help students become productive adults and engaged citizens.

See the snapshot to find out to what extent Nevada students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

Oregon Whole Child Snapshot

Salem, Oregon

To be fully prepared for their futures, Oregon’s children need personalized support, safe environments, good health, and challenging learning opportunities. ASCD’s Oregon Whole Child Snapshot highlights how well the state is meeting the comprehensive needs of its children.

The snapshot features data that provide a fuller picture of child performance and well-being. It also provides initial ideas for how families, educators, and communities can make targeted and innovative improvements to support the whole child and help students become productive adults and engaged citizens.

See the snapshot to find out to what extent Oregon students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

Washington Whole Child Snapshot

Olympia, Washington

To be fully prepared for their futures, Washington’s children need personalized support, safe environments, good health, and challenging learning opportunities. ASCD’s Washington Whole Child Snapshot highlights how well the state is meeting the comprehensive needs of its children.

The snapshot features data that provide a fuller picture of child performance and well-being. It also provides initial ideas for how families, educators, and communities can make targeted and innovative improvements to support the whole child and help students become productive adults and engaged citizens.

See the snapshot to find out to what extent Washington students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

Arizona Whole Child Snapshot

Phoenix, Arizona

To be fully prepared for their futures, Arizona’s children need personalized support, safe environments, good health, and challenging learning opportunities. ASCD’s Arizona Whole Child Snapshot highlights how well the state is meeting the comprehensive needs of its children.

The snapshot features data that provide a fuller picture of child performance and well-being. It also provides initial ideas for how families, educators, and communities can make targeted and innovative improvements to support the whole child and help students become productive adults and engaged citizens.

See the snapshot to find out to what extent Arizona students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.

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June 3, 2014

The Dilemma of Choice

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