Learning is the most natural thing human beings do. Yet, it seems the “harder” we work in schools helping our students to acquire the learning they need, the academic performances stay stagnant or lessen.
Schools are not machines. Schools are a network of human beings who feel, think, behave, and function within a human system that is alive and never static. Schools are living systems.
This living system of sentient beings are neuro-biologically wired to feel first; to think, to love, to connect, and to experience deep joy as well as deep disappointment and pain.
This system is wired to thrive, even through difficult times— Lori and Michael believe that we can begin to create wholeness and connection within our schools, and help them to thrive, mindfully and by design.
- “UNWRITTEN follows in the historic footsteps of John Dewey's progressive education reform (Democracy and Education,1916 ) and Charles Silberman’s national best seller (Crisis in the Classroom: The Remaking of American Education,1970). UNWRITTEN integrates all the new concepts of psychological learning and neuroscience. It is a must-read book for anyone who believes that significant and lifelong learning is based on relationships and human connections rather than standardized content and computer programs.”
- — Nicholas J.Long Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, American University, President of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute