Illustrating the Need for Whole Child Education through Stories from Our Classrooms: ElevatED4SC Episode 2

The second episode of the ElevatED4SC vodcast series is out today, focusing on teachers’ stories that illustrate the importance of meeting students’ academic, emotional, behavioral, social and emotional needs.  

ElevatEd4SC, launched Feb. 3, features success stories illustrating how education transformation is already happening in some South Carolina schools. Viewers and listeners can also learn about what other states are doing to meet similar challenges and find out what a whole child, cradle-to-career approach to education would look like. 

In this episode, two ElevatED4SC regular contributors explore stories from SC teachers that illuminate the need for education transformation. The stories are powerful vignettes illustrating challenges  students deal with beyond the classroom, while simultaneously showing how teachers play an important role in  students’ development beyond their academic needs. 

Contributor Christina Melton, veteran educator with more than 28 years of experience ranging from classroom teacher to district superintendent, shares some of these teacher stories on the video podcast. She reads one South Carolina teacher’s words stating that it is the responsibility of educators “to respond to the whole child. It doesn't matter where they start, it's our responsibility to take them forward from where they need to go.”

Watch the new episode below. 

The video and audio versions of Episode 2 are available at or on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify. Make sure to follow ElevatED4SC on Twitter and Facebook to stay in the loop about future episodes dropping every couple of weeks.

ALL4SC is the producing partner for the vodcast series. ALL4SC - Accelerating Learning & Leadership in South Carolina - is a University of South Carolina initiative advocating a whole child approach to education. Other partners in producing the vodcast series include UofSC’s College of Education, UofSC’s College of Information and Communications, and Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative.

The series host is Roshanda Pratt, a well-respected broadcast journalist with 20 years of experience and a trusted voice on local television, radio, and podcasts.

Make sure to follow ElevatED4SC on Twitter and Facebook to connect with us via DM or stay in the loop about future episodes.

We can't wait to hear your stories on transformative education. 
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