A Framework for Wise Education is based on Ellen Tadd’s powerful understanding of the chakra system, and its role in human development. Tadd's Framework applies to all children, in all situations, illuminating seven critical categories to address in a well-rounded approach to teaching and parenting.
Inspiration Devotion, a sense of connection -- happiness from the inside out.
Wisdom The discernment to make wise decisions, observe how things are interconnected and understand the long-term consequences of thoughts, words and actions.
Inner Confidence Including self worth and a love of learning.
Loving Wanting the best for self and others, and courage to act in a loving way.
Emotional Well-being The ability to maintain positive emotions.
Discipline A wide range of skills covering the details of daily life - including attending to order, caring for health, developing the mind, nourishing the inner life and managing resources such as time, energy and money.
Relationships Creative and collaborative ability, including the balance of leading and following, listening and speaking, acting and waiting.
Creative Lives is supported by major gifts from the James and Rebecca Morgan Foundation, The Vermont Children's Trust Foundation and the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. We deeply appreciate their investment in our work.