I will be using holistic education strategies throughout the year to help facilitate the emotional growth and development of all students. I will be focusing on themes such as happiness, balance, inclusion, empathy, consciousness, and self-awareness to guide much of the learning done in class.
Holistic education is focused on transformational teaching where the aims are personal integration and social awareness. We will be using creative thinking strategies, cooperative learning, guided imagery, and movement education to begin to learn in new and exciting ways. Holistic learning also uses evaluation techniques that are designed to specifically address the needs of each individual student. Instead of just using tests and quizzes to evaluate learning, I will be using journals, interviews, questionnaires, peer- and self-evaluation to have a deeper understanding of what each student has learned and what are the next steps in their learning.