CharacterStrong Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

Krista Gypton · December 24, 2019

It’s that time again where we are investing energy reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the next one to come. As we look back on 2019 we want to thank all the amazing educators out there who are helping us meet our goal of making the world a kinder place.

Here are the top 5 blog posts of 2019!

The Law of the Lid
Strategies for getting “buy-in” from both staff and students is a hot topic. In this blog post, John Norlin shares “The Law of the Lid” and how to leverage it to build buy-in on your campus and in your classrooms.

What I Wish My Teacher Knew…
Arizona teacher Kristen Couture shares a simple and yet powerful way to provide students space to share what they really wish their teachers understood about them. A great tool to start 2020 with!

Classroom Management R&R
It all comes down to relationships! Here are some proven ways to increase engagement and minimize behavior issues in the classroom while focusing on building positive relationships.

A Different Question to Start the Year With
For some of our students breaks from school are not the restful retreat we think they are. So asking, “How was your summer?” or, “What did you get for Christmas?” can be more harmful than helpful. Co-founder John Norlin reminds us of this and provides some more thoughtful and inclusive questions that we can ask instead.

A More Conscious & Committed Kindness Day
CharacterStrong’s mission is to make the world a more Kind place. Co-founder Houston Kraft thoughtfully asks us to reconsider the idea of specified “kindness days” and challenges us to make a daily commitment to be kind.


Our goal at CharacterStrong is to provide as many low burden, high impact (LoHi) resources as possible. You can find them here on our blog, in our podcasts, on our webinars, and it’s the promise we make of all our curriculum. We hope that we are helping make your jobs just a little easier. We could not do the work we love without all of the amazing educators out in the field making it happen. Thank you for all your hard work and we wish you a very happy holiday season!

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Krista Gypton

Krista Gypton taught for 19 years and has received numerous awards for her teaching and student community service, including the 2008 Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassador for Excellence. She is an emphatic believer in the power of service to others and has traveled as far as South Africa with students to give back. She has been a keynote speaker and trainer for the past 11 years, both nationally and internationally.