Webinar Provided by CYC Net in Partnership with ACRC
Schools that Matter: Teaching the Mind, Reaching the Heart
This webinar will help participants understand how to build a positive classroom and school; a place where the needs and well-being of children and adults are met. Schools That Matter has its philosophical roots in the Circle of Courage as explained in Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Futures of Promise written by Drs. Larry Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg and Steve Van Bockern. The Circle of Courage model suggests that when the human needs of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity are met, children and adults do well. Extending on the model and applied to K-12 education, “schools that matter” create powerful human experiences that encourage growth and healthy social, emotional and academic development in safe and adventurous environments. This perspective is shared in the book Schools That Matter: Teaching the Mind, Reaching the Heart, written by Steve Van Bockern.