The Whole Child Mantra

Recently, I have been struck by the research concerning mindfulness. Just allowing our children time at the beginning of the day to meditate seems to do wonders in focusing them for the day. Even something as simple as repeating a phrase seems to alter our brainwaves and wire us for success. So I posit, after all we know, both through research and our own experiences, that we check ourselves every day and ask, Did I support the whole child today?

Let it be our mantra—healthy, safe, engaged, supported, challenged. Let the words flow through you—healthy, safe, engaged, supported, challenged. Let the teaching begin—healthy, safe, engaged, supported, challenged. Namaste.


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 President's Column / The Whole Child Mantra
Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Shuldiner, Ben (August 2016), President's Column / The Whole Child Mantra, ASCD, August 2016 | Volume 58 | Number 8, Retrieved on 2016-08-22
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