Honesty in High School

Mar 28

Take off your mask! This “reverse” Harlem Shake starts with the masks we wear to cover up or hide our true selves…then cuts loose with who we HONESTLY are! Honesty – choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do! Dance your REAL dance! Interested in having your middle or high school students play out the values in their school? Find out...

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Honesty: One Square at a Time

Feb 26

We welcome a new blog writer, Mr. R!                                                                                  Mr. R is an elementary art teacher with a fun blog of his own. It probably was the name of his blog that first attracted us to him — “My Messy Art Room.” Periodically, Mr. R will share his ideas and his kids’ art work to...

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Promise for PEACE: in High School

Feb 20

Students at Richmond High School in Richmond, Indiana, have been showing how the Core Essential Values play out in their 1600-student school. Their influence team of students invited others to make a promise for PEACE: proving you care more about each other than winning an argument. Richmond High School has been a 2-year pilot school for the soon to be released,...

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PEACE Out

Feb 04

EVERY faculty or staff member in a school is OVERLOADED with tasks. Laura McCain, a counselor at Highland Elementary in Owensboro, Kentucky, has taken our program and condensed some ideas for her teachers. Below is her “Peace Out” email to faculty. In essence she’s customizing it for her school! Laura BELIEVES and SEES what a difference a values...

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Showing DETERMINATION

Jan 17

In honor of DETERMINATION (deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started) and the animal of the month, McCall Elementary School students are practicing what they’ve learned about the value this month by trying to adopt 6 penguins at the Ft. Worth Zoo. The students have already adopted 4 and have almost made our goal in money donations to adopt 2...

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What I Am

Oct 24

Sometimes a two minute song sums it all up – especially with the help of Sesame Street. Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference. We hope you’ll share this fun song just like our friends at Bermudian Springs Elementary School in Pennsylvania shared with...

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From a Teacher: Chronicles of a FIRST YEAR Core Essentials School

Oct 24

Chronicles of a FIRST YEAR Core Essentials School: Follow their journey as they take an already invested group of educators and equip them with the common language and Core Essential tools to change the values culture! This post is written by Krystal Parker, a 5th grade teacher at LHE. As this school year started I was very excited to be part of implementing Core...

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