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Feb
12

YESS at Adams City High School

Monday, February 12, 2018 The Meaning & Impact of Harassment In high school’s all over the country there lies a silent yet viral problem plaguing student bodies. The topic of bullying can often take a cheesy turn at the 9-12th grade level, but through careful planning and presentation by myself and my mentor leaders, we […]

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Feb
05

YESS at Shaw Heights

Hi everyone! Great work from Bethsy! Great work from Bethsy! Last week we wrapped up our lessons on the brain by learning even more about the various, localized parts of the brain. We continued our “Brain Word Sort” this week and, just when the menetees and mentors became comfortable with the terminology, I added five […]

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YESS at North

On Monday in our YESS class we started the topic about bullying.  I had warned students previously that this could become a tough topic to talk about depending on our experience with bullying.  Students spent some time thinking about what bullying looks like.  Students had to put examples of bullying into 4 different categories of […]

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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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Oct
02

YESS at Shaw Heights Middle School

Speed Matching! We did it–we matched our mentors with mentees! What an exciting week it was for us as we worked through the process of “speed matching” so that every mentor could speak with every mentee, and vice versa. We had interview sheets and a round-robin circle set-up and we asked the mentees to rotate […]

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YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

May 15th – 19th This week didn’t feel like a typical, five-day week! It flew by! We had our final Mentor/Mentee Monday and discussed ways to end the year on a positive note. The mentors decided we should have a waffle party and they’re looking forward to their treats. Later, we continued the fine tradition […]

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YESS at West Leadership Academy

Quarter 4 Week 6: Hot Buttons and Triggers Posted on May 15, 2017by Event Horizon @ West Leadership Academy The end of the year is upon us and there is so much to be taken care. Students are restless, but most are pushing through to the end of the school year. This week students began to […]

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