Happiness

What makes us happy?
Words That Inspire: It Couldn’t Be Done

There are few things that motivate young people more than to be told that something can’t be done. High school student Ashe Jaafaru reads "It Couldn't Be Done", a poem by Edgar Albert Guest.

Want Successful Students? Meet the Parents

Girlie Forman, a former probation officer, uses her sense of humor and food to connect with her high school students—and their families. This is Girlie's story.

YES! Recommends: Tell Me Your Stories

Tell Me Your Stories connects young and older people through oral history interviews. Curriculum, interview templates, and other tools guide students through the interview process.

Bring on the Learning Revolution!

In a sequel to his talk on how schools kill creativity, Sir Ken Robinson urges society to create schools where kids’ natural talents are recognized and nurtured.

Visual Learning: Cone in the Cob

With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about simplicity.

What Teachers Make

Waddaya mean make? Former teacher and poetry slam artist Taylor Mali makes kids work hard, makes parents tremble with calls home, and makes a difference. What about you?

¡Hola! The Future Is Now

Michelle Contreras’ first grade native-Spanish- and English-speakers reflect the future. Michelle uses two-way Spanish immersion, touch therapy, and compassion to connect with her students. This is Michelle's story.

Why Race Has Everything To Do With Who and How I Teach

At Rising S.T.A.R.S. Male Academy in urban Atlanta, Walter Davis uses "real talk" and literature to teach middle school boys of color how to be excellent students and emerge as successful young men. This is Walter's story.

Visual Learning: Are You Really What You Wear?

With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about a different image of Iran.