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Location: Thetford

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 45

Cost: $ 490

Scholarship: Yes

Contact Information:

Anne Kroeger
(510) 229-0326

A Framework for Wise Education: Chakras and Holistic Child Development Deb Norris

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Creative Lives
Instructor: Maureen Burford, M.Ed.

Creative Lives Director Maureen Burford leads this nine-week course in Ellen Tadd's holistic approach to teaching and learning: A Framework for Wise Education. The course defines holistic education as an integrated approach to cognitive and character development, physical and emotional well-being, positive relationships, and connection with the natural world. A Framework for Wise Education is based on Tadd's pioneering discoveries about the mind/body system, or chakra system, and its fundamental role in human development. The Framework approach applies these discoveries to support every child's unique potential. From the Instructor: “Ellen Tadd’s Framework for Wise Education belongs front and center in educational practice and parenting. Her premise is simple but profound: the human energy system, or chakra system, offers a natural, complete, and practical framework for raising and teaching children. Tadd’s holistic approach is what we have needed – a timeless, detailed way to help individuals and groups learn and thrive as whole, healthy people. Amid the grave challenges we face around the globe, applying her Framework has given me hope for our collective future.” -Maureen Burford, Executive Director Creative Lives Inc. Course Overview Each week you will discover the meaning of a new chakra center and its role in teaching. Reading assignments, audiovisual resources, partner work, and reflection essays will aid you in understanding this Framework. You will also begin to apply the Framework to your own life and to the lives of the children with whom you educate and serve. The course offers specific new teaching skills, strategies, and understandings that support children to move from challenges or areas of weakness to strengths as follows: Stress and anxiety -- Inspiration and sense of connection Poor focus -- Good concentration and wise decision-making Low-self esteem -- Self-confidence and curiosity to learn Trauma -- Inner calm and enthusiasm to learn and connect Emotional reactivity -- Emotional well-being Lack of emotion -- Empathy and access to feelings Difficulty listening and Disruptive behaviors -- Ability to lead/follow, speak/listen, act/wait Lack of engagement -- Desire and confidence to join in Lack of self-control -- Self-discipline and responsibility

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • Observing & Assessing
  • How We Teach
  • What We Teach
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
June 17, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
June 20, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
June 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 5, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
July 25, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
August 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
August 8, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
August 15, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Additional Information

Tuition Assistance Tuition assistance applications are available. We recommend registering for the course to secure your place, as space is limited. When you register, select "tuition assistance requested" at checkout. You will not be charged but will be sent the application. Time Commitment and CEUs/Graduate Credits The course includes 13.5 hours of online instruction and up to 3 hours of additional reading, reflecting, and partner work each week, time for a total of 42 CEUs. You may elect to pay an additional $120 to receive one graduate credit from SNHU for this training. Orientation The First class meeting is an orientation to the online learning portal powered by Thinkific. This is not mandatory, but highly recommended (Saturday, June 17th at 10 am). Participant Experience: https://www.creativelives.org/educator-reflections (sample coursework reflections) https://www.creativelives.org/for-educators (testimonials) More about this Approach: https://www.creativelives.org/what-we-do This course is helpful and applicable to educators, academic administrators, coaches, social workers, child-care providers, etc. Successful completion of Foundations 1 grants you Framework Trainee Certification. This certification enables you to attend our monthly Salons or enroll in our next level of training: Foundations 2: Applying A Framework for Wise Education.