A typical sunny Saturday afternoon. You’re just sitting down at your desk to get started on that pile of weekend homework when you get a call from your best friend. “Everyone is going over to swim at Josh’s house right now,” she says excitedly. “We need to go! Get your swimsuit on and meet me… Read more!
“I didn’t get invited to Craig’s party . . . I’m such a loser.” “I missed the bus . . . nothing ever goes my way.” “My math teacher wants to see me . . . I must be in trouble.” These are the thoughts of a high school student named Jeremy. You wouldn’t know… Read more!
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asked the question: What makes life worth living? Decades of research on optimal experiences produced his answer: flow. The technical definition Flow is the mental state in which a person is engaged in an activity where they are fully immersed with a feeling of energized focus, involvement, and success in the process… Read more!
Coach Carter is the true story of coach Ken Carter, a tough, no-nonsense high school basketball coach who took an underfunded, underprivileged, unenthused, and all-around weak excuse for a basketball team and turned them into a team of champions, on and off the court. As you watch this clip, ask yourself, what’s right with this… Read more!
A true story contributed by Caitlyn Robbins: Throughout middle school, I was best friends with a very ambitious, very talented girl. As her ever present side-kick, I followed her many places. One spring, I even followed her on stage for our school talent show. I voiced my doubts, but she said that she could absolutely… Read more!
Perhaps you know a child who struggles with math or has a difficult time with writing skills. However, if you put her on the playground with other kids, she has an amazing ability to draw others together. If another kid feels left out, she draws him back into the group with a joke or smile…. Read more!
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