We are offering Chapter 3 to you as a free download. In Chapter 3 we ask why some schools in “hard neighborhoods”, like High Tech High in California, don’t need metal detectors, or why the RISE program in Los Angeles succeeds with fewer teachers and more counselors.The chapter suggests that a new script for schools is being written where relationships, and social-emotional connections, are the heart of learning.  In the current pandemic environment, the challenges revealed in the book are impacting teachers online and parents-as-teachers at home.


Many K-12 teachers work under chronic stress. Research shows that a stressed out teacher passes that stress to their students. What happens when a child experiences a stressed adult? It generates fear and they shut down.


WHOLE explains what administrators, teachers, parents, and communities can do to lower stress and improve teacher-student engagement.


This book is packed with real-life examples, new research, and solutions that you can introduce to your own schools, students, and communities. WHOLE shows us how to move schools from the age of stress and insecurity to an age of true educational flourishing.

An informal & informative hour for abnormal times – Especially for Educators

Thursdays in May 4pm Eastern via a Zoom Meeting


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The Main Dish: Leadership on and off the Field

Dan Quinn: Head Coach – Atlanta Falcons

 Dan Quinn was named the 16th head coach in Atlanta Falcons history in February of 2015. Quinn has built his program on a three-pillar foundation: Ball, Battle and Brotherhood. He believes these three pillars are the keys to the club's success. In five seasons, he has compiled a 43-37 regular season record with two postseason appearances, while leading the club to an NFC title and its second Super Bowl appearance in 2016. 

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 Feeding the Soul: Equity and Access 

 Dr. Jesus F. Jara: Superintendent, Clark County School District 

 Dr. Jara knows our kids only have one shot at school. That is what drives him to help make the Clark County School District (CCSD) the number one choice for students and their families.

Dr. Jara brings with him more than 20 years of experience serving public school students, including serving as the deputy superintendent for Orange County Public Schools in Florida, the superintendent and chief operations officer in Monroe County Public Schools (Florida), as executive director of the College Board’s Florida Partnership, and as an assistant principal and principal in Springfield, Mass, He began his career in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, where he was a bilingual biology teacher and coach. 

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Healthy Minds: A Minute for Movement  

Ricardo Poblah, Pro Trainer

Trainer to elite athletes and mere mortals, Ricardo gets your core moving, your heart pumping and your soul shining.  He leads online yoga and Pilates courses, and inspires us with a Minute for Movement.  


You are invited to Soul Füd via a Zoom meeting.

When: June 4, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.