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
For many of the 8th grade Omega students, centering has been part of their educational experience for 9 years. This means that they have experienced approximately 1,500 centering practices during their time at RCS. When Omegans begin their 7th grade year, a new ritual...read more
As you may know there are many scientifically proven benefits of cultivating, recognizing and acknowledging gratitude in your life. Many studies suggest practicing gratitude can make you healthier and happier. Some benefits include, improved relationships, enhanced...read more
Centering practices not only fuel the spiritual identity development of those who embrace them but they support healthy development across all learning domains. Recently, in a two-part centering, grade 6 explored the interdependence of a healthy physical immune system...read more
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 ...read more
“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” —Rumi Susie, our fourth grade teacher welcomes a new group of 18-20 children and families into her life. In preparing to receive each child, and all their gifts, challenges, dreams, worries, and so much more, she knows...read more
“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...read more