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Summer 2015

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Whole Child In this newsletter's edition of the Whole Child Focus, we will be focusing on the final tenet: Sustainable. We will be discussing the idea that schools implementing a whole child approach use collaboration, coordination, and integration to ensure the approach's long term success and how this relates to the Common Core State Standards, the Social Emotional Learning Standards, and the Danielson Framework for Teaching, 2nd Edition (2007), (further referenced in this article as 'Danielson Framework'). As we dive into the idea of sustaining such an environment, there are ten components that we must address in our school systems, according to ASCD (2013): 1. Implementation of a whole child approach to education is a cornerstone of our school improvement plan and is included in our data collection and analysis process. 2. Our professional development plan reflects emphasis on and implementation of a whole child approach to education, is individualized to meet staff needs, and is coordinated with ongoing school improvement efforts. 3. Our school regularly reviews the alignment of our policies and practices to ensure the health, safety, engagement, support, and challenge of our students. Sustainability Andrea Dinaro, Ed.D. Megan Fuciarelli SUMMER 2015 | VOLUME 61 | NUMBER 2 | PAGE 10

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