Educating the Whole Child


Educators- teachers, administrators, counselors and coaches (K-12) -are often feeling pushed to their personal and professional limits as they strive to meet the complex demands of their roles. This course is taught by a former school counselor and current consultant to teachers, administrators and parents as a licensed therapist. The course provides practical tools to explore ways to best meet the needs of individual students with a comprehensive or holistic approach, and aids educators in the often overwhelming task of discerning how to understand and assist their students and larger school communities. A whole student approach , according to ASDA," ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged, and sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long term student success." This whole student approach is a companion to Social Emotional Learning, which is the focus of many educational approaches today. The course is designed to meet the needs of those who are already fully engaged in their professional roles, and assignments are integrated into the work that busy professional educators are already committed to, adding to their expertise in supportive and practical ways.

NOTE: Required books must be acquired separately.