Spend any time in a classroom or school, or as a parent, and you quickly realize students are more than test scores. They are people -- with ideas, dreams, ambitions, feelings, potential, and a desire to feel their actions matter.
We do our best work, when they do their best work. How can we create the conditions which helps ensure student success? While no recipe will work for all students and all schools all the time, there are some basic tenets which, when applied consistently and purposefully over time, produce the results that matter.
What are those results that matter most?
Students who are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
ASCD's Whole Child Initiative is well worth exploring and becoming involved in. Visit their site to learn more.