How to Build a Classroom Culture on Purpose

Ryan Steuer | October 29, 2021  We are pleased to have Ryan Steuer, the Executive Director of Magnify Learning as our guest writer this week.  “Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the...

 

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Discovering the Power of You

Discovering the Power of You

Kailey Paszko & Ritch Hochstetler | October 8, 2021  We live in an age where personal identities are made or broken on TikTok, Facebook and Instagram. Added to this pressure to live up to a culturally induced social image, kids today are cajoled to make career...

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Getting from G to Z

Getting from G to Z

Ben Rheinheimer | September 17, 2021 I am a big fan of TikTok. I have spent many minutes on that app. OK, it is probably more like hours, but we aren’t going to talk about that right now. Anyways, one of the accounts that I enjoy following is @vicblends. Vic is a...

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Empowerment

Empowerment

Jessica McKinley | August 27, 2021  We are very pleased to have Jessica McKinley, the Deputy Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Indiana as our guest writer this week. Hear why empowerment is so important for the work they do with youth and with their...

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Character

Character

Ben Rheinheimer | July 23, 2021  “We believe ethical behavior and intentional vulnerability demand the pursuit of authenticity, humility, and trustworthiness.” Here, at ULEAD, we are big fans of Brené Brown. Like really big fans. So it is not surprising that her...

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Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Tyler Huston | July 9, 2021 “The only source of knowledge is experience.” -Albert Einstein Prior to joining the ULEAD team, I spent nearly a decade serving as an administrator for an experiential learning program at a small private university. While my title changed...

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People

People

Bekah Finch  |  June 25, 2021   What is the greatest asset of your organization? Here, at ULEAD, we believe people are not only the greatest asset, but the driving force of every mission, movement, or organization. As one of our core organizational values, people are...

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Power of Play

Power of Play

Kailey Paszko  |  June 11, 2021   Question for you; when was the last time you played? I mean seriously played? I’m talking about playing to have fun, experience joy and laughter, with no certain outcome attached to it, played to the point of losing track of time or...

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Childhood Wonder

Childhood Wonder

Bekah Finch  |  February 19, 2021    The box, still wrapped in shiny plastic, was like a gift waiting to have the wrapping paper torn off of it. He opened it just like presents on Christmas—with sheer delight and anticipation. It was something new and exciting,...

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Mental Ramblings on Success and Significance

Mental Ramblings on Success and Significance

Ritch Hochstetler  | February 12, 2021  Recently I entered a new store I had never visited to pick up a special order, and when I began talking to a sales associate Siri proclaimed, “You have arrived.” In a moment of existential enlightenment, I looked at the...

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