People often comment on the wonderful feeling they get when they visit our school. They exclaim, “This school feels so good,” or, “There is such a different vibe on your campus.” I usually smile and nod knowingly, agreeing with them that our school is a very special place. Recently a visitor was struck by the same thought but wanted to know more about why it feels the way it does. The answer is easy: we model, teach and practice compassion.
EVERFI, Inc., the nation’s leading education technology innovator used in 1 in 7 public schools nationwide, deepened its commitment to providing students with critical social, emotional, and behavioral skills by announcing the release of three new interactive digital courses designed to empower students in their development by addressing the whole child.
As educators, we know our students latch onto information most easily when they are already bought into the concept. There’s a reason so many of our physics colleagues take their students on an annual pilgrimage to the nearest theme park. The same can be said for building financial literacy, or "finlit."