ASCD Whole Child Bloggers

2013 Best of the Blog: 10–6

In the past year, experts and practitioners in the field, whole child partners, and ASCD staff have shared their stories, ideas, and resources to help you ensure that each child, in each school, in each community is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged and prepared for success in higher education, employment, and civic life.

How Can 20th Century Teachers Lead 21st Century Learners?
by Rich McKinney

For years, school researchers have pointed to the digital divide between students from disparate socioeconomic groups as a major problem in public education. But now a different digital divide is receiving a closer look as research chronicles the widening gulf between the technology skills of teachers and the students who enter classrooms across the United States.

Common Core, Whole Child, Teacher Leadership, and Action Research:
A Perfect Storm?
by Craig Mertler

Teacher leaders using an action research approach to meet the standards as well as the needs of the whole child may be the perfect storm (for school improvement, that is!) that we've all been waiting for.

A Whole Child Deserves a Whole Teacher
by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick

Noted educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick share examples of how teachers' attitudes and dispositions correspond to Habits of Mind, all with the goal to effectively manage their social, physical, emotional, and cognitive skills as they respond and interact with their students.

How We Help Students Develop Resiliency
by Kristen Pekarek

How do you help students develop resiliency in your role? Check out an infographic that outlines seven things administrators can do to help students succeed.

Common Core Standards Will Benefit At-Risk Students
by Elizabeth Pfiffner

The adoption of the Common Core State Standards will create a strong foundation for school social workers in our mission to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.

Happy holidays and a healthy, safe, engaging, supportive, and challenging 2014!

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