Bullying prevention and character building programs are deepening our awareness of how today’s kids struggle and how we might help, but many agree: They aren’t enough to create school cultures where students and staff flourish.
“This book is chock-full of easy-to-implement actions that are kind to you, your students, and the environment you’re creating in your classroom.” –Megan McDonough, CEO and Co-Founder, Wholebeing Institute
Confession: I volunteered to read a digital pre-publication copy of this book, in part thinking that I might save some money by not having to buy a copy. Mistake. I’ve already pre-ordered three hard copies: one for me, one for a friend, and one for the faculty room bookshelf. So many of the things that I care about, like to think about, and wish I could do better in the classroom- mindfulness practice, community building, compassion and empathy, positive discipline and classroom management, school culture change, ethnography- are all here together in a wonderful to read manual with clear examples, suggestions, and resources. My school would be a better place for teachers and kids, and I’d be in school heaven, if all of my colleagues were to read this book and take it to heart and practice.
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