- Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
- Each student learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
- Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community.
- Each student has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring adults.
- Each student is challenged academically and prepared for success in college or further study and for employment and participation in a global environment.
These skills can be incorporated into the classroom by using a program such as Student Success 101. The Executive Functioning skills in this program challenge students to achieve their full potential. Executive Functioning (EF) skills are skills that extend past the classroom and grow and develop a student from within. Students can achieve more, raise their complexity ceiling and feel more fulfilled practicing EF skills in the classroom and in their personal lives. Skills such as goal setting, communication and analytical thinking are just a few of the skills students can master with such a program.
A student with a focus on the whole picture, including Executive Functioning skills, instead of only a few mandatory subjects can more easily transition as he or she progresses through school, university, and then into the workplace. The executive functioning skills can be developed as the Whole Child is taught, which will influence and shape the student through his or her life and lead to a happier, more successful and self-fufilling person.
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More information about the Whole Child approach can be found on their website.
"The Whole Child Approach." ASCD. Web.