The evidence base for improving school outcomes by addressing the whole child and by addressing skills and attitudes, not just content

Source: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab of Adele Diamond

If we want the best academic outcomes, the most efficient and cost-effective route to achieve that is, counterintuitively, not to narrowly focus on academics, but to also address children’s social, emotional, and physical development. Similarly, the best and most efficient route to physical health is through also addressing emotional, social, and cognitive wellness. Emotional wellness, similarly, depends critically on social, cognitive, and physical wellness.

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