The Whole Child for the Whole World Initiative
Recently, we’ve been engaging educators, parents, and professionals about the Whole Child Initiative and how it can shift the focus from mere academic achievements to long-term development and success. We believe that this approach combined with the framework for 21st century learning is important in building a better and brighter future for learners, our nation, and the world. Strengthened by our now official partnership with ASCD, our Annual Educators Congress, SAC Forum, and TEP Seminars, we at REX are leading the initiative in the Philippines with even more programs to engage the stakeholders of the success of each child: schools, teachers, parents, communities, industries, and more.
As we move forward in these endeavors, we’d like to show you conversations we had recently with people from different walks of life and their interesting insights about the Whole Child Initiative. We asked “How can you contribute to the Whole Child for the Whole World Initiative“, check out their answers below:
By making sure that inclusivity is always integrated in our learning plans
– Eva Aurora Callueng, TEACHER
Teach my child to be more responsible and independent. This will help him in his future endeavor as a person, employee and a father.
– Monette Pangan, HR SUPERVISOR
As Educator and specifically administrator, I uphold the concepts of the Whole Child for the Whole World Initiative and ensure this to be the institution’s advocacy thus reflected in the management systems and supported by the whole mindset of every member of the institution.
– Sr. Bernadette Padawel, EDUCATOR
As an academic consultant, teacher trainer and textbook writer, I support the Whole Child initiative by conducting institutes that advocate the tenets of WCE and by writing textbooks that engage, challenge, and support the students’ personal learning. I salute Rex Bookstore for partnering with ASCD. “Para sa Bata!”
– Dr. Perla Ambrosio Zotomayor, ACADEMIC CONSULTANT
As a co-founder of Information Communication Technologies Industry Council (ICTIC) of the Philippines. A non-profit organization represented by ICT consultants and ICT industry movers.
I have been involved in conceptualizing solutions that can help execute innovative approach for e-learning in the Philippines.
– Christian Maristela, CO-FOUNDER
Allocating time and resources for the whole child/community and committing with the mission and vision of the company for a better tomorrow.
– Glendy Zara, HR SPECIALIST
I Think , We should know the learning capacity of each student, classify them according to their needs, in that way we can recognize where we going to start to develop a whole child, it’s not merely on the technologies that we use today, sometimes it is abused and misused by students, More important is we need to touch the lives of the student in order for them to feel that we are here willing to support them in finding themselves, their talent and skills and become successful individual in the near future. We must instill the development of values, competency, character and attitude to become Holistic Individual. I remember my teacher in college saying: “aanhin mo ang isang matalinong bata kung wala namang konsiderasyon sa kapwa, mabuti pa ang isang bata na mahina pero may malasakit sa iba.” and for us educators once we touch the lives of our students, surely even when they graduate college, they will always remember ,appreciate and give gratitude to us
– Aurelia Miel, TEACHER
Better engage in long-term initiatives linked to the program, i.e. “pro-bono” or voluntary conduct of educational classes/courses, creating modules for skill building, consultancy for parents on proper childrearing, etc.
– Mavic Dela Cruz, SENIOR HR ADVISOR
I am 100% willing to contribute my best effort to reach out to TEACHERS through reflective and collaborative sessions with them. I hope that my less than 40 years of experience as a teacher and administrator will greatly help as well as the training am getting from the Boot Camp. The teachers’ influence over the WHOLE CHILD is beyond compare. Hence, their need for continous and relevant
– Asuncion Cansana, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
The awareness that every student as a diverse individual is the start of initiating an understanding that every child in the classroom deserve attention and care. Our role as educator is crucial in the development of a child. It is giving them more than what the books dictate but expanding it to the actual life they are experiencing day by day. As a Principal, my role would call for making the initiative be known, practiced and understood. It can only be done if my school would begin by understanding the roles we play in the life of our students. How we influence their views in life is one basic step we can do to assist them. Knowledge is important, but how it can be transferred to real life situations makes it more concrete. I believe that in the 21st century Learning, what is more important is how every student understand himself and his relationship to the world.
– Ferdinand Garcia, BED PRINCIPAL
How about you? How can you contribute to the Whole Child for the Whole World Initiative? Let us know. Join the Conversation!