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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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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Learning to Ride a Bike (Towards Humanity)

Learning to Ride a Bike (Towards Humanity)

Ben Rheinheimer | February 5, 2021 Recently I had the opportunity to virtually attend Simple Interactions Institute. It was a fantastic time of thinking more about the framework and connecting with people from all over the world who are being very intentional about...

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Journaling to Promote Self-Reflection

Journaling to Promote Self-Reflection

Bekah Finch | January 29, 2021  Each week, one member of our team is tasked with writing that week’s blog. We share personal thoughts and stories and provide our beliefs on what we’ve learned along the way in the hopes it can be of benefit to others. We do our best to...

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Starting Over

Starting Over

Tyler Huston | January 22, 2021 Two simple words... starting over. They seem innocuous enough and perhaps they are at face value. Mix in a few other spices of life, however, take a look beneath the surface and I believe we may find that these two words provide us with...

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Rediscovering Hope in a Year of Chaos and Loss

Rediscovering Hope in a Year of Chaos and Loss

Ritch Hochstetler  |  January 15, 2021    What does it mean to have hope? In normal times, it could be getting the job or pay raise you desire, winning a game or scholarship, or developing that friendship or community connection that creates a sense of belonging....

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One Little Word

One Little Word

Kailey Paszko  |  January 8, 2021 It's 2021! Time for those New Year's Resolutions! How can we stick with our resolutions this year, and not end up disapointed like years past? In this vlog, Kailey explains her simple strategy for goal setting, and how you can use it...

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Encouraging that Youth Voice

Encouraging that Youth Voice

Ben Rheinheimer | December 18, 2020 I recently had the chance to run a virtual training on developing student’s leadership voice. It was a chance for me to do some more reflecting on what we can do to help youth step into vocal roles of leadership. In preparing for...

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