Grounded Learning Framework (GLF) is the whole child initiative from by ReThink Learning, Inc. and its for-profit affiliate, Every Child Whole, LLC. It is designed to support schools as they empower students to impact the world. It suggest a new way to do school so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow.
GLF is a multi-tiered school design model based on best practices and research. It is the assumption that the combination of the cumulative research of the various components of the model described herein and the alignment of those components will increase the educational success of students. The design of a model that accesses and leverages all of the best research and practices is an intentional address of the fragmentation within society.
We assert, that if, from the beginning, we are mitigating for the barriers of poverty, dysregulation, and disengaged parents, then we have avoided many of the barriers that research shares as interrupters to learning development and future success. Couple this with the practices of proven, evidence-based research and you can guarantee an increase in the success of your students – socially, emotionally, academically, and ultimately economically. Isn’t that what we all want?