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Location: Thetford

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 45

Cost: $ 490

Scholarship: Yes

Contact Information:

Maureen Burford
(802) 272-5950

Holistic Education: Foundations in Ellen Tadd’s Framework for Wise Education Deb Norris

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

A Framework for Wise Education® provides a unique and needed solution to pressing concerns for educators and children -- a missing component in helping children thrive. It is based on author and teacher Ellen Tadd’s observations of the human energy system, or chakra system, and its fundamental role in healthy human development. Tadd's premise is simple but profound: honing well function across the seven main energy centers yields optimal learning, growth, and development for ALL individuals. This is because the chakra system deals with each aspect of our nature -- including our cognitive and character development, our physical health, inner well-being, and our capacity to relate well with others and with nature. Join Creative Lives Director Maureen Burford to explore this timeless, practical approach to holistic teaching and learning. Course topics include: Inspiration as a key to inner happiness The mechanics of focus, concentration, and wise decision-making The keys to sustaining self-esteem, confidence, and love of learning What it means to want the best for others Skills that build and sustain emotional and mental wellbeing The art of healthy relating Developing responsibility and discipline Strategies for improving your partnership with parents and colleagues

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
September 2, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
September 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
September 19, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
September 26, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 3, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 10, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 24, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
October 31, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
November 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Additional Information

This training includes 14.5 class hours (including a non-mandatory orientation), as well as reading, writing, and online forum/reflective writing assignments for a total of 45 Professional Development Hours (4.5 CEUs). It is available for one graduate credit through Southern New Hampshire University for an additional fee of $120. **** Intended Outcomes Throughout this nine-week course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Framework through reading assignments, audiovisual resources, partner work, and reflective writing. You will actively practice skills that enhance your work with children, colleagues, and parents and help you address common challenges, such as struggles with focus and self-esteem, anxiety, bullying, shyness, impulsive behavior, and emotional overwhelm. As part of this training, you will attend weekly Zoom calls to discuss what you are learning and practice new skills. These online meetings deepen your understanding of the fundamentals of this pedagogy. This course is helpful and applicable to parents, educators, academic administrators, coaches, social workers, child-care providers, etc. Successful completion of Foundations-1 grants you Framework Trainee status. 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.