Whole Child, Whole Life: 10 Ways to Help Kids Live, Learn, and Thrive

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Corwin Publishers
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6.9 X 9.9 X 0.8 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Manuel Herrera is a seasoned professional known for his exceptional skills as a visual thinker, sketchnoter, designer, and educator. With a remarkable career spanning over two decades, Manuel has honed his passion for education, sketching, and creativity to craft engaging workshops and design talks that unlock the inner creative potential in everyone. His events are carefully curated with play and process at their core, fostering a conducive environment for participants to develop confidence and practice routines centered around critical thinking and creativity.

Having garnered international recognition for his expertise, Manuel has been featured as a distinguished speaker at renowned events worldwide, including SXSW, ISTE, FETC, and The International Sketchnote Camp. He has also established successful collaborations with book publishers, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and private companies, lending his artistic prowess to design captivating illustrations and graphics.

Throughout his career, Manuel Herrera has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to his craft and has made a lasting impact in the field of visual thinking, sketchnoting, design, and education. His unwavering passion and dedication to his craft continue to inspire others and propel the realm of creativity to new heights.

Stephanie Malia Krauss is a leading voice on what young people need to be ready and well in a rapidly changing world. Her clients include U.S.-based networks, coalitions, philanthropies, nonprofits, government organizations, schools, and community groups. An educator, social worker, and mom, Stephanie regularly contributes to education and parenting outlets, including EdSurge and Scary Mommy. She is the author of Making It: What Today's Kids Need for Tomorrow's World and has been featured on PBS NewsHour, StoryCorps, and more. To learn more about Stephanie and sign up for her newsletter, visit www.stephaniemaliakrauss.com.
"Are you someone who is raising or educating children and youth? If so, open this book. The words, charts, and drawings on these pages wonderfully capture the complexity about what we know works to support kids in today's world and helpfully convey how we grownups might try to do better--for them."--Gregg Behr, Co-author, "When You Wonder, You're Learning: Mister Rogers′ Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids"; Executive Director, The Grable Foundation
"Momentum for expanding social, emotional, mental, and physical health and development has grown to an all-time high across the country. No one can argue that this is one of the most critical fields in public education. Whole Child, Whole Life is an excellent 'go-to' resource for school districts that are committed to creating and sustaining social emotional learning programs as part of their strategic plans on behalf of the students who are learning and growing in their communities."--Daniel A. Domenech, Executive Director, AASA
"In Whole Child, Whole Life, Stephanie Krauss has created a blueprint and set of strategies for what adults (parents, teachers, coaches, neighbors, etc.) can do to help children thrive in a rapidly changing world. This book is chockful of insights, practices, and everyday strategies that support the needs of children, from basic survival needs to nurturing their relationships, sense of belonging, and spiritual development. There are practical ideas here that will help any adult support the growth and flourishing of children, youth, and our communities."--Mark Greenberg, Emeritus Professor, Penn State University; Founding Director, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center; Board Chair, CREATE
"Stephanie Krauss demonstrates her grasp of the youth mental health crisis we face today and provides the guidance we need to cope with it. This compelling new book is for everyone who cares about young people--not just professionals--and I am so grateful she has contributed to our understanding with such focus and compassion."--Chuck Ingoglia, President and CEO, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
"If you care for kids in any capacity, pick up this book right now. It′s innovative, humane, solution-oriented, and both powerful and incredibly practical."--Anya Kamenetz, Author, "The Stolen Year"

"Whole Child, Whole Life is a whole encyclopedia of useful ways for adults to understand and support whole children. From creating an in-depth social/emotional/physical/environmental portrait of a child to addressing key challenges, this book offers a treasure trove of strategies and approaches."

--Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, Author of "Kid Confidence: Help Your Child Make Friends, Build Resilience, and Develop Real Self-Esteem"
"Whole Child, Whole Life is a vivid and thoughtful recipe for adults interested in supporting children to realize their potential and achieve success. Krauss boldly describes the ways and means people and systems can utilize to personalize child development, meet children where they are, and give them what they need to flourish and to become both resilient and accomplished. This is an incredibly useful manual for caring adults who want to help our children thrive in these challenging times."--Paul Reville, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Founding Director, EdRedesign; former Massachusetts Secretary of Education
"Whole Child, Whole Life is a book that speaks to the 'wholeness' not just of children, but to those of us who love, care for, and educate them. Practical strategies interwoven with moving personal narratives make this a must-read for anyone looking to expand their compassion, competency, and knowledge about what it takes to positively impact a future generation."--Gina Warner, CEO, National Afterschool Association