How Love Grows in Children

Family together
When my first child was born, I cried. I cried because it hurt (!), but I also cried because my heart was so full to bursting with awe and love. It was a love that I had never felt before. I felt raw and open, soft and powerful, in awe of this little being who had until moments before been a… Read More >

Introducing Summa Institute Founder, Josette Luvmour, PhD

Dr. Josette Luvmour, or Dr. J., as she is known around Summa, also serves as the Director of Family Development at Summa Academy and the Director of Professional Development at Summa Institute. Co-founder of Summa Institute and co-creator of Natural Learning Relationships, Josette has… Read More >

Love Through a Child’s Eyes

I have the great good fortune to live next door to my grandchildren. We play, travel, learn, and are often together. Recently 5-year-old Naomi and I were in the midst of an exciting game of her design. Abruptly she changed the rules. While I knew that rules and 5-year-old children don’t… Read More >

How Market-Speak Undermines Wisdom in Education

Summa Institute

From the desk of our Headmaster Mr. Luvmour

As I type “wbr” into my computer the words “wisdom-based relationship” appear.  I entered the shorthand into autocorrect 27 years ago. Since then I, along with my wife Josette, have been creating and administering programs for schools,… Read More >

Introducing Lead Educator, Ian Peters, Sapphire Room

“I grew up in a family full of teachers so I spent a lot of time in my mom’s classroom, just working in there and helping out, and I kind of knew from an early age that that’s what I wanted to do.” - Ian Peters

Since he was a young child helping to organize the library books in his… Read More >

Introducing Lead Educator, Natalie Pepper, MAT, Onyx Room

“My approach when it comes to teaching is simple: I teach kids where they’re at, and help them strive to do their best at their level, not the level of anyone else.” – Natalie Pepper, MAT

Natalie is a driven and passionate human being. When she was a child, Natalie was diagnosed with… Read More >

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