National Call for Inclusive Values

CEI supports this call for inclusivity The following organizations have sent out a national call for inclusivity and the banishment of fear in our schools: The School Superintendents Association (AASA) American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)[…]

A Post-Election Resource for Teachers

Editor: We are dismayed by the uptick in harassment and the fear that some children are now experiencing. Over the next few weeks, we plan to share resources that we believe will be particularly useful to schools. If you are still wondering, as a teacher, how to be what your students need after the 2016[…]

Help Fund CEI’s Partnership with Operation Respect to Create Safer School Communities

Do you ever feel like you need fresh new ideas to eliminate bullying and create safer school communities? If you do, I am sure you are as excited as I am about the partnership the Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) has with the nonprofit organization, Operation Respect, Inc. to further our signature Heart Centered Education and make schools better places for[…]

The Work: Keeping Kids Safe, Happy and Learning

By Mark Weiss, Director of Education, Operation Respect. Author’s Note: This is a test run for what I hope to be a “series.” The next blog post will be entitled Season 1, Episode 1 (S1, E1), and there you have it—the ruminations of someone who thinks that his blog posts are akin to a TV series. And[…]

Ending Violence in Schools

The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, weighs heavily on my mind. Those of you who have followed Wow!Ed and the Center for Educational Improvement know that we are grounded in the concept of “heart centered education.” Since I have come to the National Association of Elementary School Principals, Gail Connelly,[…]