In December, we think of the word peace. As educators, I believe we can provide peace for students and families through approaching each day from a whole child approach. Are students healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged? Too often, schools emphasize the pacing guide, test scores, or district initiatives. We can lose focus on students and their needs. Students have enough noise when they leave school each day. In 2016, pledge to focus on the whole child and seek ways to show children peace in a chaotic world.
Written by Steven Weber.