Vulnerability, Whole-Heartedness, and Sense of Worthiness

By Daniella Rueda, CEI Intern Although often perceived in a negative light, vulnerability (emotional vulnerability, that is) is actually a necessary and important state of being for achieving human connection. Brené Brown, a qualitative researcher and self-proclaimed storyteller, has spent the last twenty years of her life studying topics such as shame, empathy, and vulnerability,[…]

2019?

By Christine Mason 2019. 19 years into the 21st Century. During the past few weeks I have learned bulletpoint journaling. Have you tried it? If I am not careful I will forgo my tasks at hand and spend hours designing artistically beautiful journals so that my to do lists and notes are beautifully organized. It[…]

Natural Disasters and Post-Traumatic Resilience in Children

By Daniella Rueda, CEI Intern  As we come close to the end of hurricane season and as we consider the loss of lives and disruption produced in recent California wildfires, it becomes critical to discuss a topic that is often disregarded: The post-disaster trauma children experience. More specifically, what happens with children? How are their[…]

Looking at Discipline Differently: Bringing Restorative Discipline to the Classroom

By Lindsey Erin Feltis, CEI Intern Shame. Embarrassment. Isolation. These are words that students, and teachers, often associate with the traditional punitive style of discipline they see in their classrooms. Even though research suggests that punishment is often ‘ineffective (and) counter-productive,’ many teachers, principals and educators still rely on punishment in their classrooms (Amstutz &[…]

The Strength of Vulnerability

By Maddy Pribanova, CEI Intern Vulnerability – the odds are that a discussion of vulnerability is not a part of your school curriculum. The odds are that your teachers are not encouraged to help children to be vulnerable. However, Dr. Brene Brown, a research professor in Social Work at the University of Houston, and author[…]

Part I: Moving from Transactional to Transformational Leadership ‘“ Being a Mindful Principal

Editor’s Note: This is Part I of a CEI series on transformational leadership By Dana Asby, CEI Intern, and Christine Mason Christopher Branson, in his book Leading Educational Change Wisely (2010), describes the moral dimension that is required of school leaders: ‘These leaders need a sense of choice and personal freedom to find new patterns[…]

Compassionate Discipline

By Maddie Pribanova, CEI Intern What is compassionate discipline? As you begin the 2018-2019 school year, what type of discipline will you be implementing at your school? When we think of discipline, we think of authority, control and rigid rules. To be disciplined is often associated with thoughts or even memories of punishment as a[…]

Well-being, Future Orientation, Risk, and Self-Esteem

By Andrew Barnett Davis, CEI Intern, and Christine Mason Do your students have a vision for their own futures? What is the vision of your teachers for the future of their students? Marc Prensky, founder and executive director of the Institute for Global Future Education, states that: ‘Future-oriented Education means going far beyond adding a[…]