Using the science of learning and development to design practices that support the whole child
Educators are given the critical and challenging task of creating classrooms and schools that truly support each child and their holistic development. This process requires us to confront, dismantle, and reimagine the systems of education we have inherited that do not yet equitably or effectively serve our students. We also know that this redesign will only be successful if we leverage the expertise and experience of those closest to the challenge – our educators, leaders, students and communities.
Unlike prescriptive models and curricula, Turnaround’s Whole-Child Design Blueprint is meant to be used as a visioning tool – supporting educators to look through the lens of whole-child development and take action toward the change they seek. The framework’s components and core practices are a way to think about, organize and integrate the non-negotiables for settings created with the science of learning and development in mind. The application of this science-grounded, equity-driven framework can and should be unique for every school, taking into account it’s own assets and needs.
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