The former director of the American Association of School Administrators outlines a coherent countervision for turning schools back into places that nurture children.

Dealing with the Heart and Soul

Dealing with the heart and soul

If you work with your hands, you are a laborer. If you work with your hands and your head, you are a craftsman. If you work with your hands, your head, your heart and soul, you are an artist.

—St. Francis of Assisi

In this book, I talk a lot about the hands and the head of learning, but the core of what this book is about is the artistry we need to create in our students, and that will only come if we also attend to their hearts and souls.

When you talk about these issues in school, people tend to get nervous. The imperative of separation of church and state makes it very difficult to ...

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