“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle
One of the areas of our Quality Profile, our locally developed report card, is the Whole Child. This isn’t a new revolution . . . it isn’t a twenty-first century revolution. In fact, the most successful time periods in world history were marked with advances in academic fields at the same time there was a renaissance in the arts.
We are at our best when we have balance. We seek balance between personal and professional, between family and work, and between heart and mind. We are at our best when our heart and mind are in alignment . . . when we feed our soul and simulate our brain.
Education is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic . . . education takes place in our art classes, in the music room, during choir, on the fields of athletic completion, and in the dance studio. Education takes place in the third grade classroom and on the playground . . . life is about balance.
Today . . . during the grind of your daily work . . . take time to ensure balance. Turn on some music in your workspace . . . stop and look at a piece of artwork in the hallways . . . drop in on someone living their inspiration. Where is your heart? How can you feed your soul?