User:Vtaylor/Healthy kids

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if we are ever to civilize this world and live in greater peace and harmony, it can only be done by educating every single child to the limit of their capacity.



  • seven components to game-play that aptly fit curriculum design. [1]

Challenge is constant Everything is interconnected Failure is reframed as iteration Learning happens by doing Feedback is immediate and ongoing Everyone is a participant It feels like play

  • Mindfulness has been defined as a certain way of paying attention: “on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” Mindfulness provides a means of handling distress with intention and nonjudgment via several proposed mechanisms [2]
  • Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself --Leo Tolstoy
  • LEARNacy - Knowing what to do, when you don't know what to do. people “stuff” (and LEARNing) is about the headware, heartware and careware! Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference… 12-step program for educators [3] [4] [5]
  • Leaders --Tom Peters
  • daily smile - challenge - picture, quote, link
  • emotional literacy - learning - feel and deal, Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving, I Can Problem Solve, Resolving Conflicts Creatively, Open Circle, PassageWorks, School-Connect, Tribes, Lions-Quest, PATHS, and Second Step.


  • imaginative play > self-regulation, private speech - adults often using it to surmount obstacles, to master cognitive and social skills, and to manage our emotions. take on that responsibility with... greater willingness, and even will assist others. It seems that in the rush to give children every advantage — to protect them, to stimulate them, to enrich them — our culture has unwittingly compromised one of the activities that helped children most. All that wasted time was not such a waste after all. [6]

Blogs - physical, emotional, academic

teachers, school / parenting, community - "village" - whole child, partnering, collaboration

evidence, sources



  • Parents
  • Facilitator

Healthy Young Adults - Twenty-something and healthy

  • self-directed
  • lifelong learning

The RULER Approach teaches 5 key emotional literacy skills:

  • Recognizing emotions in facial expressions, vocal cues, and the body
  • Understanding the causes and consequences of emotions
  • Labeling the full range of emotions using a rich vocabulary
  • Expressing emotions appropriately in different contexts
  • Regulating emotions effectively to foster healthy relationships and achieve goals