Mike Ruyle and Dr. Jason Cummins on The School Wellness Wheel

Key Points

  • There is no more human endeavor than education.

  • Relationship is the antidote to trauma

school wellness wheel

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Rebecca Midles is joined by Mike Ruyle, a former educator, a recognized voice in trauma-informed care and the recent author of the book The School Wellness Wheel: A Framework Addressing Trauma, Culture and Mastery to Raise Student Achievement. 

We are also joined by co-author Dr. Jason Cummins, who is a Crow tribal member and principal from the Crow reservation in Montana. He was also recently the Montana Indian Educator of the Year and is the host of the podcast Trail-Cast.

Let’s listen in as they discuss trauma, the medicine wheel, personalized learning and much more. 

If we want kids to be excited about learning then we need to be excited about learning.

Mike Ruyle

Right now is the perfect time. A lot of schools have been forced to be flexible and are now realizing the importance of our children and our schools. The importance of the humanity in education. Move into this more holistic and realistic vision of education.

Dr. Jason Cummins


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