This article is written by a guest blogger, Michael Hynes, Ed.D. who is the superintendent of schools for the Patchogue-Medford School District. Hynes advocates for a whole-child approach where the “purpose of schooling is to become educated and to improve your well being as a person.” This article tells the story of this school district changed its focus over time to address the whole child.Source:
Jill Berkowicz and Ann Meyers, Education Week, November 27, 2016Description:
Guest Blogger, Michael Hynes says. “I’ve had the good fortune to work as a school administrator since 2004. If someone told me twelve years ago I would become an advocate for implementing yoga, meditation, mindfulness and increased recess time into a school system, I would have said to that person they have mistaken me for someone else. My training and schooling was steeped in educational psychology and organizational learning. I was always searching for increased results in student tests scores because scoring well on assessments was something we needed to measure during the NCLB days.”
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