Don’t Fall Out of the Boat: Lessons for Life with Vicki Davis

Don’t Fall Out of the Boat with Vicki Davis Today’s 700th-anniversary message is a gift to teachers, educators, and parents everywhere. This show is a lifeline for those who need an anchor of purpose. Teachers have been confiding in Vicki that in such a turbulent time as this, many of them feel like they’re careening […]

How a 17 Year Old Student in New York is Giving Back

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High school junior Jameson Cohen was looking forward to Spring Baseball Season. When he found out he’d be spending it at home, he turned it into a season of giving back. Not only was he able to feed and connect with people in need, he created a special organization called “Circle of Friends” — designed […]

What Montana State Teacher of the Year Dylan Huisken Says Is Happening There

Montana State Teacher of the Year, Dylan Huisken talks about online distance education learning. He shares how he is connecting with students during the Coronavirus crisis as students and teachers stay home and work to connect for learning in Montana. Advancement Courses has a free micro-course  – Launching Online Learning. Register for this free micro-course. […]

An Oregon Teacher on Distance Learning at his School – Tyler Cienfuegos

Oregon was one of the earliest states to have to release students to learn from home. How are teachers handling things during coronavirus distance learning? Today, Oregon teacher Tyler Cienfuegos shares what is happening in Oregon and how they are working through issues in his state and at his school.   Advancement Courses has a […]

How To Be Kind In #covid19

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We can separate in physical distance, but we don’t have to be apart in heart. Let’s process our grieving emotions and come through understanding that we need to be physically distant, but we still need to be socially connected. First, let me tell you how I learned the lesson of staying away from people back […]

#LoveTeaching Week Starts Today!

Love Teaching Week Begins Today! February 14 is the beginning of #LoveTeaching week. Each day there are challenges and prompts so check Twitter and We Love Teaching.org (https://www.weloveteaching.org/) for how you can participate. Today we start as Stacey McAdoo, Arkansas State Teacher of the Year 2019, tells her story of why she loves teaching! Get […]

Be the One for Kids!

Principal Ryan Sheehy encourages educators to reach hard to reach children

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Children need educators to reach into their world and relate to them. When struggling students find an educator who connects to them, life change can result. While one educator can’t possibly reach every child, every educator can reach some child. Over a lifetime, every educator could possibly transform many children. Today, Ryan Sheehy, principal and […]

How Walt Disney and George Lucas Used Painful Pauses to Redefine Themselves

Painful Pauses Can Change Your Life

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Jeff Goins tells a story about Walt Disney in his book The Art of Work that I don’t recall hearing before. It reminds me of some painful pauses many creatives have had throughout history. The story goes something like this. Walt Disney’s Nail Walt Disney grew up in a home that struggled to pay the […]

The Golden Bell of Justice

A story to teach about caring for others

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Recently, I came across a story that my mother had adapted when she was a teacher to use to teach students about caring for others who had done things for them. During this time of Thanksgiving and approaching Christmas, it is easy for many of us (kids included) to become self-absorbed and to forget those […]