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It has been wonderful to watch the collegiality of the 10th grade teacher cohort. To go through the training and share about their personal lives has made them much deeper and richer in their connections to one another.  They see one another in a totally different light and have shared deep parts of themselves — their joy, pain, sorrow and excitement.

Passage Works is an exceptional program committed to excellence in the often overlooked realm of social/emotional education.  We were fortunate enough to be able to offer a two day Passage Works workshop to our entire staff. It was a truly healing and renewing event — the Open School faculty was given the gift of exploring new and meaningful ways to bring passion and presence to our teaching. And in the process of experiencing the fullness of the curriculum, we also discovered a new level of community with each other.

PassageWorks provides systematic professional development for teachers in an area too long neglected, that of attending to teaching practices that nurture all students’ learning. The model builds on considerable work on the relationship of social and emotional learning to students’ academic success.

PassageWorks is a 501(c)(3) under federal tax guidelines. Tax ID: 48-1278766