Whole Child Development

I saw a chart on the Acton forum recently that I wanted to share with you all. Sometimes we tend to bifurcate our kids growth – meaning we divide their personhood into parts such as academic progress vs whole child development. While we really love seeing academic progress at Journey (and we see a lot of it! ), we have made a promise to you as parents to treat each learner as a whole, integrated person. This means we will never separate the intellectual development of a child from the spiritual/soul development of a child. Their soul development often comes through the “Learning to Be” category. Please take a few minutes to look at the chart below and think through your hero’s growth as a whole. Which of these categories do you see improving this year? Which needs more growth? How can you support and coach them as they grow in these areas?