An overwhelming majority of educators polled in a new survey say they believe students achieve success when schools make whole child learning a priority.
Ninety-one percent of teachers participating in education nonprofit Gradient Learning’s national survey, say they believe students perform better when schools prioritize whole child learning.
Conducted in partnership with Project Tomorrow, the Gradient Learning Poll surveyed 1,418 teachers, of grades 4-12, across the country to better understand their views on the state of education.
Participants span the national education landscape, with 42 percent of responding teachers supporting suburban communities, 30 percent in rural communities, and 28 percent in urban communities.
Now more than ever, educators, families, and caregivers are calling for a broader focus on students’ social and emotional needs as well as the development of future-ready skills. Reports indicate the past two years of the pandemic widened the skills gap, and many schools are responding to this demand by providing a whole child approach to education.