Knowledge for a New Year

Jan 11

Welcome to 2017! Let’s drop some knowledge: Did you know that “Respect” by Aretha Franklin was originally recorded by Otis Redding? Did you know that “TCB” in the chorus stands for “Taking Care (of) Business”? Did you know that forgiveness can make you happier? According to Psychology Today, “Many studies have shown...

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How Will Your Students Bring Joy?

Dec 11

There are still a couple of weeks left in school for 2016, which means there are several days left for your students to help bring joy to others. If your classroom isn’t doing a gift exchange, consider doing a “Joy Exchange.” Each child could write a note to the other students in the class, telling them what makes them each important. Using ribbon...

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Joy!

Dec 01

Not feeling very joyful yet? Want to know how to explain JOY to kids? Let Sam help you out. Share this video with your family or class and then talk for a few minutes about joy. When is it hard to choose to be joyful? When was the last time you were really sad? When was the last time you choose to be joyful? How can we help each other remember to choose joy? Share...

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When You’re Honored

Nov 16

Sometimes when you’re teaching or leading, it can feel like you are treading water, just keeping your mouth and nose above the waves enough to catch a breath. Sometimes, however, you get reminded why it is you do what you do. A user of Core Essentials’ Reco middle school curriculum got this note from a student this week. Imagine that! The school was in...

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With Honor

Nov 07

This month, Core Essential Values is focusing on the Big Idea of honor: letting someone know you see how valuable they really are. This Big Idea fits perfectly with the holidays and remembrances on our calendars this month, and we will definitely help your family make the connection between honor and those special days. But what about today? How can your family talk...

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Big Idea Show for Your School and Families!

Sep 28

Only a few days left this month…be responsible and share our Big Idea Experience videos with your staff and parents! There are three short videos this month for you to enjoy with the kids in your life, then have a conversation about responsibility. Subscribe to our channel so you get notified each month when our new videos...

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