Education

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 […]

By YESS Institute | Blog . Education . Scott Carpenter MS
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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 […]

By YESS Institute | Blog . Education . North
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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 […]

By YESS Institute | Blog . Education . Lincoln High School
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Oct
30

YESS at Ranum

Hello and welcome back to the Weekly Ranum! On mentor Monday I had the mentors create a TRUST acronym for them and their mentees. They were also in charge of rating on a scale of 1-10 how much they trust their mentee and how much they believe their mentee trusts them. They had to explain […]

By YESS Institute | Blog . Education . Ranum MS
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Oct
23

YESS at WEST

West Leadership Weekly Round Up: October 16th – 20th Hello! A brainy week here at West Leadership as we continue to work on our Healthy Relationships unit – this week discussing the brain and emotional intelligence. This week we started a new unit over the brain and it’s functions – discussing how our brain develops […]

By YESS Institute | Blog . Education . West Leadership
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Oct
16

YESS at Adams City High School

Half Week of Midterm Madness Last week in the ACHS room consisted of a tutoring marathon! My mentor leaders have been selected and hired and last week they were not only announced but thrown into their new roles. We only had a half week because of Fall Break and that meant … dun dun dun… […]

By YESS Institute | Adams City High School . Blog . Education
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Oct
09

YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

October 2nd – 6th Last week, we dedicated our time to trust: What is it? What builds it? What breaks it? Because our Community Reach teacher was absent on Monday, we moved our tutoring day up and worked hard on our core classes. On Tuesday, we completed the People of My World lesson and utilized […]

By YESS Institute | Blog . Education . Scott Carpenter MS
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