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
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Activism and Presidential Profiles in Courage: Potential Lesson Plans

By George White, CEI Education Policy Associate.  On September 24, 1957, President Dwight David Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army to Little Rock, Arkansas to prevent angry white mobs from attacking nine black teenagers who had enrolled to attend a segregated high school. By deploying the army, Eisenhower enforced the
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Dikes of Courage

“We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” –Martin Luther King Jr., “Antidotes for Fear” By Christine Mason. Thinking of all we face in the world today, whether it be poverty, violence, prejudice, bullying, war, or disasters, there is much to be gained by focusing on courage. And particularly
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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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