If you are looking for a new way to think about education, this is it!

— School Counselor, Upper Valley, Vermont

Since 2011, Creative Lives has been developing applications of A Framework for Wise Education for educators, offering successful pilot trainings and workshops regionally:

  • Discovering A Framework for Wise Education

  • Addressing Root Causes of ADD/ADHD

  • New Frontiers in Classroom Teaching

  • Insight Out: contemplative education for classrooms and homes

Beginning in September, 2017 Creative Lives Director Maureen Burford will take up a part-time faculty residency at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, NH, where she will work with the faculty to begin building a progressed contemplative education curriculum, and introduce A Framework for Wise Education

In addition, Maureen will work with the middle school team to innovate the music program, and collaborate with the middle school humanities team on an integrated approach to music, art, English studies and history!

If you are and individual teacher or a faculty ready to explore our approach, please get in touch, as we are building a consortium of schools interested in commencing training in 2018-19.

Read below what participants are saying about their experiences in our courses, and join our mailing list to stay informed about our upcoming opportunities to study A Framework for Wise Education:

In 25 years of continuing education, I have never been so moved. Great things will happen with this model of education!
— Pieter Bohen, CEO Emeritus, Farm and Wilderness Camps
“I hope this catches on like wildfire. It would be just so great! It is fabulous working with you and I wanted to compliment you on your great facilitation. It is not easy introducing new topics in a public school setting and you are so natural with it. Truly inspiring!” k-5 Ecology Teacher
— K-5 Science Teacher
“Maureen is an inspiration and a guide.”
— C. Holton-Jablonski, educator and parent