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 inspired Angela Stockman and Ellen Feig Gray to begin seeking out systems and educators who were getting things right.
“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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