Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

From the Editor

Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

From the Editor

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At the Northeast Regional Conference this summer, U.S. National Teacher of the Year for 2014 Sean McComb electrified attendees with his vision of the way to advance education-a vision that captures the thrust of this issue of the Bulletin: Educating the Whole Child. McComb offered four "shifts" that must occur to advance education: sparking hope by building each students belief in a bright future and the ability to make it happen; teaching "kids before content"; building a collaborative culture in the classroom and the school; and addressing the needs of the whole child. One might consider the fourth shift somewhat redundant, for the first three clearly speak to the importance of developing a laser-like focus on each child in all his or her dimensions-emotional, social, and academic. Movingly, McComb reminded DKG members of the importance that a teacher can make in the life of a student-and particularly a troubled or economically disadvantaged student. For him, making such a difference by seeing and believing in the whole child is nothing less than working to bend the "arc of moral justice."

In her article based on an interview with Dr. Nancy Gibson, past president of ASCD and an advocate for teaching the whole child, editorial board member Trybus provides a thorough definition and explanation of the concept, thereby setting the stage for the entire issue. Williams urges educators to remember the importance of classroom, school, and professional culture in teaching the whole child. With a different perspective on culture as related to the child's background and familial history, Malone warns of the potential for culture clash between educators and parents regarding the meaning of parental involvement. …

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