Cascading Wishes for 2014

By Christine Mason. Waking to snow on the ground with the wind howling in the background early this morning, I am reminded of the power of nature and the responsibility we have as guardians of this planet.  Whether it be snow in the Washington, D.C., area delaying or closing schools; water cascading down a mountainside drawing
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The 40 Day Challenge: Part II

In the August edition of WOW! Ed and in The 40 Day Challenge: Part I blog post, I challenged you to discover where you fall on our “Heart Centered Scale” by writing down and focusing on the following five themes each day for 40 days: courage, confidence, compassion, consciousness (awareness), and community. I did the exercise myself, and here
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The 40 Day Challenge: Part I

In the August edition of WOW! Ed, I challenged you to write down and focus on five themes each day for 40 days: courage, confidence, compassion, consciousness (awareness), and community. Those of you who are following our heart-centered work will be aware that we are using these themes to drive social emotional learning (SEL) and social
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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,
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