These are Re-Set School’s core values.
Compassion is not merely a feeling state; deep compassion moves people to action. The best educators are full of passion for their work and compassion for their students. Compassion is what inspires teachers to nurture the mind, body and spirit of the whole student. Dr. Louis Cozolino, a scholar in the social neuroscience of Education, contends that as human beings “we are not survival of the fittest; we are survival of the nurtured.”
Students and adults alike need to feel as if they truly belong in a school community. In order to belong, a student must be known and feel known, with a depth that (1) transcends categories: recruited athlete, scholarship kid, international student, legacy, and (2) transcends identifiers: race, gender, class, sexuality, ability. Inclusion cannot be accomplished by words and intentions. Like compassion, inclusivity requires action.
Achieving and sustaining wellbeing is the ongoing challenge of living and learning together in a shared community. Schools value the wellbeing of students and adults by supporting practices that nurture the mind, body and spirit of all members of the community and by building the social and emotional capacities to deal with success and failure, closeness and conflict.
When we struggle to feel compassion for others, fail to be inclusive and fall short of wellbeing, as we inevitably will, curiosity helps us discern the barriers and opportunities before us. Curiosity creates expansion while certainty fosters narrowness. Curiosity is the antidote for polarization.
Ultimately we want to set goals, work collaboratively and accomplish stuff. By using compassion, inclusivity, wellbeing and curiosity as our methodology, we make sure our productivity is aligned with our values.
Through consultancy, training, speaking, research and collaborative projects Re-Set School helps independent schools navigate the disrupted landscape of PreK-12 education. During the Covid-19 pandemic Re-Set is committed to helping schools sustain safe and inclusive learning communities. Beyond the pandemic we are dedicated to growing the capacity of educators and institutions to build back better, aligning core values with day-to-day practices.
Re-Set School Promise
Re-set is dedicated to honest, personable communications with all clients. We work hard to understand who you are, discern your critical needs, and help you lean into the challenges you face. Our approach is lively, creative, and engaging, all in the service of helping you do your best work.
- Relationships are at the heart of a successful teaching and learning community.
- Teachers and students alike thrive when they feel seen, challenged, inspired.
- Centering equity and inclusion, and doing the hard work of sticking with this priority, is critical to the success of #1 and #2.
- Successful consulting outcomes also require caring, collaborative relationships.
- Consulting clients are more likely to accomplish their goals when they feel understood, respected, challenged and inspired.
- RE-SET works honestly, creatively and collaboratively to understand, respect, challenge and inspire our clients.