Know What Matters and Make It Work

The following article originally appeared in NASSP By Angela K. Doll |  December 12, 2017 A parent request for hourly behavior updates. A student sent to the office for repeatedly trying to staple himself to his chair. A community member’s plan to improve the school by eliminating all technology. As school administrators, we get to deal with…

Middle School: Journeying The Human System

  Middle Schools host young people who are “sensing their way through overwhelming physical, psychological and social changes”. Join educators and students at Cactus Middle School as they tour the human system that “catches and carries” them through those changes. For more, visit https://7mindsets.com/film-project/. This year, we explore seven amazing schools and districts from across the United…

Taking Risks

Why Taking Risks is Critical

I once had the privilege of hearing Peter Vidmark speak. He was a member of the 1984 US Men’s gymnastic team who won the gold medal, and during his presentation, he offered a fascinating perspective on what success looks like, using his experience in competitive gymnastics as the backdrop. Back in his day, the highest…