Nurturing Excellence: Exploring Whole-Child Education in U.S. Catholic Schools

The Whole Child Education Playbook for Catholic schools encompasses not only the latest research in demonstrating the interconnectedness of our social, emotional and cognitive development, but the physical needs of our students, and the spiritual longing for meaning, purpose, values and belief.

Teaching Faith Across the Grade 6-12 Curriculum and Programs: Middle School Sports Programs

NSBECS Benchmark 9.3 states, “Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities provide opportunities outside the classroom for each student to further identify and develop gifts and talents and to enhance creative, aesthetic, social/emotional, physical, and spiritual capabilities.” It seems to me that we have work to do together to align our school-sponsored sports programs with this benchmark of best practice for Catholic schools.