Rainbow Institute

RI is an arm of Rainbow Community School that seeks to inspire a holistic education movement through transformative learning experiences, resources and research. The work of RI is inspired by the holistic educational model known as the Rainbow Seven Domains approach. This approach values healthy development in all the domains and considers the spiritual domain the elixir that breathes life into the other developmental domains. RI strives to help individuals, educators and institutions nurture the spiritual identities of all community members by inviting the sacred into the school experience. Each RI blog post will offer reflections on various spiritual domain happenings at RCS and will share transferrable and adaptable lessons and resources. We hope that these posts will serve as a resource for you and your organization.

                                                                                                                                         ~ West Willmore, Co-Founder of Rainbow Institute

Circles and Cycles of Gratitude

Circles and Cycles of Gratitude   Imagine being a middle schooler again, arriving on a Friday morning, walking into a darkened, quiet room, joining the rest of your class in a circle on the floor and hearing something like this from your teacher... Please take a...

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What does Centering look like at RCS?

There are certain stand out elements of the Rainbow Seven Domains Learning Model that have huge impacts on the culture of the school, the daily centering practice is one. This morning ritual serves to awaken the spiritual center of each child, opening pathways to...

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All I See is Part of Me Centering

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.  William Shakespeare You didn’t come into this world.  You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean.  You  are not a stranger here.  Alan Watts We inter-breath with the rain  forests, we drink from the oceans.  They ...

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Unsung heroes: A 3rd grade centering

“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” ~Brodi Ashton My students love superheroes! Why not, they have superhuman powers, they save the day, they give us a sense of security, their goodness always prevails and many other...

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