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  • Krista Gypton
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  • February 11, 2020

5 Findings from a CharacterStrong District

I walked into the crowded lunchroom with the old familiar hustle of hundreds of teenagers maneuvering their way through lunch lines and awkward social situations. I smiled and plopped myself down at a table...

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  • John Norlin
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  • January 28, 2020

No More Silos

As we took our first break of the day after spending ninety minutes intentionally connecting and...

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  • Krista Gypton
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  • January 22, 2020

Let Them Play!

When was the last time you played? I mean really just played, no alcohol, no serious competition,...

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  • Krista Gypton
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  • January 7, 2020

Relational Strategies to Start the New Year!

You have had some time to recover, reflect and refuel and now you are getting ready to head full force into the new semester. For some of you, this can mean brand new students. For many others, it means the...

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  • Houston Kraft
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  • December 31, 2019

The Reflection of a Decade

It is the end of another year and the closing of a decade. At CharacterStrong, we make time at the...

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  • Krista Gypton
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  • December 11, 2019

Meaningful Way To End The Semester

Often when we think about feedback related to our teaching we think about administrator evaluations, done in a variety of ways, yet rarely do we consider students’ voices. Admin feedback is usually based...

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  • Krista Gypton
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  • November 20, 2019

Who's Your Charlie?

Charlie was the kid I watched for every day as I waited to welcome my students into the room. It...

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  • Houston Kraft
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  • November 13, 2019

A More Conscious & Committed Kindness Day

It’s World Kindness Day today and, as someone who has spent many years helping kick off or close out Kindness Weeks in schools, I know that designated dates can help spur us into action. My fear, however,...

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  • Krista Gypton
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  • October 9, 2019

Classroom Management R&R

R&R is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about classroom management,...

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  • John Norlin
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  • March 6, 2018

3 Things We Should All Agree on After Parkland

Once again our country was horrified to see a mass school shooting in a place where all families should feel safe to send their kids...school. As the aftermath unfolds it feels different. It feels like there...

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  • Houston Kraft
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  • January 23, 2018

Quantifiable Feedback

One of the hallmark skills of great educators is the ability to give and receive feedback. At CharacterStrong,...

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