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  • Krista Gypton
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  • May 27, 2020

Graduation 2020: It's Time to Redefine the Bases

This past Memorial Day was the first time in 140 years that the day came and went without a major league baseball game. That’s not a typo: 140 years. Prior to this, MLB on Memorial Day had survived both World...

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  • Krista Gypton
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  • February 11, 2020

5 Findings from a CharacterStrong District

I walked into the crowded lunchroom with the old familiar hustle of hundreds of teenagers maneuvering their way through lunch lines and awkward social situations. I smiled and plopped myself down at a table...

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  • John Norlin
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  • January 28, 2020

No More Silos

As we took our first break of the day after spending ninety minutes intentionally connecting and...

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  • Krista Gypton
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  • January 22, 2020

Let Them Play!

When was the last time you played? I mean really just played, no alcohol, no serious competition,...

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  • Houston Kraft
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  • December 31, 2019

The Reflection of a Decade

It is the end of another year and the closing of a decade. At CharacterStrong, we make time at the end of the year to reflect on what we’ve done (as individuals and as a team), on where we can improve, and...

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  • Julia Payne
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  • December 4, 2019

Students-turned-Staff: Stories of Impact

The end of the year often signals a time of reflection and reconnecting with the reasons behind why we do what we do. As many of the team members at CharacterStrong are past students, we asked each of them...

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  • Krista Gypton
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  • November 20, 2019

Who's Your Charlie?

Charlie was the kid I watched for every day as I waited to welcome my students into the room. It...

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  • Krista Gypton
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  • October 9, 2019

Classroom Management R&R

R&R is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about classroom management,...

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  • Houston Kraft
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  • January 23, 2018

Quantifiable Feedback

One of the hallmark skills of great educators is the ability to give and receive feedback. At CharacterStrong, we think of feedback as the breakfast of champions — it demonstrates humility and courage and...

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