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Five Non-Negotiables for Whole Child Design

The science calls for a design mapped to the way the way the brain learns:



A design that combines positive relationships, environments filled with safety and belonging, integrated supports, the intentional development of critical skills, mindsets and habits that all successful learners have, and rich meaningful instructional experiences so that students discover what they are capable of. The development of a whole child emerges when we combine these elements into experiences that connect to one another.


Derived from SoLD Practice Principles: Darling-Hammond, L., Flook, L., Cook-Harvey, C., Barron, B., and Osher, D. (2019). Implications for educational practice of the science of learning and development. Applied Developmental Science. 2.