YESS at West Leadership Academy

West Leadership Weekly Round Up: January 16th-19th Hello! We had another fast and fun week here at West Leadership Academy! Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day so students did not have school. On Tuesday we started our week focusing on tutoring and setting academic goals. Most students did not have grades listed quite yet […]

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Jan
16

YESS at Westminster High School

We finished our first week at Westminster High School! It was such an exciting week for me–I was super eager to get into the classroom and start working with the students. I think we are still trying to get to each other–with good reason, it’s only been one week. However, I am excited about what […]

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Jan
08

YESS Winter Retreat

This week the YESS staff spent our time revitalizing our passion, sharing our expertise, and laughing. Each member had the opportunity to share something special this week; from team building exercises that used bike tires and bed sheets, to presentations on scaffolding and differentiation, to sharing stories of struggles and triumphs. This week has brought […]

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YESS at Adams City High School

Monday, December 18, 2017 Fear & Negativity in the Face of Finals! Finals week is currently upon us!!! My students have been stressing and cracking down on their schoolwork over the past two weeks, but amidst all of the looming finals anxiety, we managed to have fruitful discussions regarding both Fear and Negativity Bias. After […]

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Dec
11

YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

December 4th – 8th Last week, we began like any other: With Mentor/Mentee Monday. I cautiously asked the mentors if they were interested in teaching a lesson about emotions, knowing that many middle school students are terrified of public speaking. Surprisingly, a large number of scholars volunteered for the job! I absolutely love how enthusiastic […]

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Dec
04

YESS at Shaw Heights Middle School

This past week in YESS we continued our discussion on “stinking thinking” by discussing the issue of miscommunication and how it, in turn, can trigger some stinking thinking if we are not very careful with our language. The mentors and I have been talking about language for a few weeks now as  I have been […]

By YESS Institute | Blog . Education . Shaw Heights
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Nov
28

YESS at Abraham Lincoln High School

This year was another successful year for the Turkey Basket Drive! Thanks to Lincoln High School, JROTC program and Mr. Medina and his family, for the help of collecting can foods and buying turkeys to feed 20 Lincoln families in need this year. A special thank you to the Lincoln Softball Program who took time off […]

By YESS Institute | Blog . Education . Lincoln High School
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Nov
20

YESS at Ranum Middle School

Hello! Our motto this past week was Attitude of Gratitude. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I knew giving thanks and being grateful was much needed and an excellent addition to the YESS curriculum. Mentoring Monday and Tutoring Tuesday went well. We’re still talking about leaders on Monday and students were focused on catching up on missing […]

By YESS Institute | Blog . Education . Ranum MS
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Nov
13

YESS at North High School

Nov. 6th We had another great week diving into our Unit of Healthy Relationships this past week.  Monday, we talked about gratitude and what that word means to use.  We spent some time talking about how we cultivate an attitude of gratitude.  Students then started a journal entry around what they are grateful for.  I […]

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Nov
07

YESS at Abraham Lincoln High School

It was great seeing Students in their costume last week as they filled the cafeteria to begin another week of YESS. As many know, Tuesdays are “homework days.” The students are obligated to bring homework down and get work done that they are missing, or need help on. Some kids were looking at the clock every 5 […]

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