wellness institute

HighlightED

Brief updates about what’s new in the School of Education New wellness institute brings together communities in research-practice partnerships The Renée Crown Wellness Institute, established by Colorado philanthropist Patricia Crown, is committed to building a world in which health and wellness are valued, promoted and protected for all children and...

Fleming building

A sense of place

Building for the future of education We all know those places that feel like home. This summer our school moved into a newly renovated building on campus, and it just feels like home with its plentiful spaces for community building, colorful and technologically equipped classrooms, and locally created art honoring...

At the heart of human caring

At the heart of healing

Education alumna is transforming medicine through human caring A tireless quest to expand knowledge and practices of human caring has sent Jean Watson around the world more than 20 times, where she has shared her theory of human caring and healing to educate the next generation of nursing and medical...

Puksta scholars

Puksta Scholars: Working together toward a more just and equitable future

Giving students the opportunity to serve as catalysts for change in their communities, the Puksta Scholars program at CU Boulder is a competitive scholarship supported by the Puksta Foundation. For me, the Puksta Scholars program provides a beautiful look into the compassionate side of our humanity as the community comes...

Garrett Cease rock climbing

Learning the ropes

Rock climber uses wellness techniques in teaching At the start of every class, Garrett Cease leads a group of sixth graders in a 30-second meditative moment. Encouraging the class to take three deep breaths together, he asks his students to sit quietly for a moment and observe how they feel...

Dean Kathy Schultz

Welcome to Voices, volume 3

Embracing change: A welcome from the dean Over the past year, we have experienced uncertain and challenging times. Yet, this unusual year has taught us about what matters most—our time spent with loved ones, our health and well-being, our commitment to addressing deep inequities in educational opportunities exacerbated by the...

dogs

Puppy love matching quiz

Meet the stress relief squad One thing we have learned in quarantine and during tough times is that our canine companions are an important part of our stress relief. In this light-hearted matching quiz, we feature the pups supporting some of the faculty in the CU Boulder School of Education...

Dan Liston

Teaching others and ourselves

When we teach, we are in relationship with our students. It may be as “simple” as relating knowledge, skills and academic understandings. It may include basic or rich understandings of the students we teach—their proclivities and their dreams. And it can take the form of exploring, with our students, a...

Kalonji Nzinga

Poetic justice

Kalonji Nzinga’s work explores hip-hop's role in youth learning, activism For Kalonji Nzinga, listening to youth share their experiences with hip-hop is music to his ears. When legendary hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur sings, “I wonder if heaven has a ghetto,” Nzinga wonders how the powerful prose helps young listeners learn...

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Police-free schools, explained

The police-free schools movement has gained recent traction from coast to coast. Under direct pressure from organizing groups and a civically engaged public mobilized by state violence against Black men, women and children, school districts are reducing or eliminating contracts with police, specifically school resource officers (SROs). If you’re unfamiliar...

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