Ideas to Motivate and Inspire

A Peak Inside Vista Peak Exploratory

  This year, we visit 11 model schools and districts to capture best practices and models for successfully implementing social-emotional learning. Introducing Vista PEAK Exploratory: a K-8 School in Aurora, Colorado serving 1,200+ students representing diverse backgrounds. With a strong focus on culture-building, growth mindset, PBIS and restorative practices, Vista Peak is now in its 3rd…

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Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning: Mashburn Elementary

  Arlinda Porter is a Teacher, former social worker, and parent of three children who have attended Mashburn Elementary during its various stages of implementing the 7 Mindsets over the last few years. In this video, Arlinda shares her views through each lens and offers optimism to a growing concern. Please note: this video examines…

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Live to Give: The Amazing Story of Fombah Kanneh

Live To Give With Fombah Kanneh

Live to Give: This Is How We Change The World Recently, we got an email from a young man named Fombah Kanneh. The subject line read “LIVE TO GIVE: Transforming Obstacles Into Opportunities.” Although he has never visited our office, we’ve all heard about Fombah before. His story begins with his childhood, growing up in a…

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Powerful Sayings for Students

Sayings for Students

When I think back on my childhood, it’s funny what I remember.  Yes, the big events and the times of intense drama.  But what I think of even more are the little sayings that have stuck with me through the ages. Every time I’d use the word “hate,” my mom would say, “You don’t want…

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Purpose of Life Quotes

Purpose of Life Quotes

Not long ago, I attended a seminar in which the presenter stated that 80% of us are not passionate about what we do for a living. In the same presentation, I was introduced to the CAVE Dweller. The CAVE stands for someone who is Consistently Against Virtually Everything at work. It is estimated that 30%…

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10 Goal Setting Quotes

Goal Setting Quotes That Inspire

10 Goal Setting Quotes A study performed by Jack Canfield for his book, The Success Principles, asked 100 of the most successful men and women what they would do differently if they could go back and start over. Perhaps the most startling of the common responses is that they wish they had dreamed bigger. That’s…

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30 Quotes About Gratitude

Perhaps the easiest way to become happier is to become more grateful. Want to hear something amazing? A study performed by Dr. Martin Seligman, one of the greatest proponents of positive psychology, showed that practicing gratitude for one week resulted in 92% of people feeling happier, and 94% of those who were depressed feeling less…

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