Assess and reflect to become more attuned and responsive educators
Assess and reflect on your school’s alignment with whole-child design
For educators who are working to embed a whole-child purpose into a system which was not designed for it, a strong first step is to examine and reflect on how their existing structures and practices align with the practices associated with whole-child design. The Whole-Child Inventories (WCI) are a suite of measurement tools designed to prompt that reflection and spark new thinking by signaling specific high-leverage areas that research shows support healthy, whole-child development in educational settings. The WCI tools are designed to support a long-term coordinated approach to intentionally develop and integrate practices that create supportive settings with rich and deep learning experiences and relationships.
- The School WCI is designed to help staff across a school community reflect on the existing conditions of their school and determine which key systems and practices are strengths and which may be important focus areas for improvement.
- The Classroom WCI supports teachers in applying a whole-child lens to their individual practice and prompt new thinking about the conditions they create in their classrooms. Indicators are reflective of practices, behaviors and action that occur in classrooms.
- Finally, having a student-centered school means valuing and respecting students as active, contributing community members. The Student WCI leverages the power of student voice by capturing students’ experiences of existing school conditions and educator practices, which can be different than those of the educators in the learning environment.
The School WCI will soon be available for use on the Toolbox site! Sign up here and be the first to know when the School Whole Child Inventory is launched.
Explore the full overview below to learn more about the Whole Child Inventory Suite.
WCI Suite Overview
The overview introduces the Whole-Child Inventory suite — school, classroom and student versions. These tools are designed to help the school community reflect on the existing conditions of their school and determine which key systems and practices are strengths, and which may be important focus areas for improvement.