7 Doors to Happiness Project guides your students to explore what makes them–and others–happy.
Pay Attention! How Being Less Distracted Will Make You Happy
by Richard J. DavidsonApr 03, 2016
- Researchers say we’re distracted 47 percent of our lives. Increasing our focus could help us—and the people around us—feel happier.
After Trauma: A Graphic Journey Through Wild Healing
by Leela CormanDec 22, 2015
- In this collection of watercolor illustrations, a comics artist illustrates her journey through grief after the sudden death of her first child.
Visual Learning: What Was Saved
by Martha Laura GarciaApr 18, 2014
- This Visual Learning lesson will get your students thinking about preparing for natural disasters and how they can reach out to those in need of relief aid.
Pause, Breathe, Draw: Art and Consciousness in the Classroom
by Elizabeth TrainaApr 18, 2014
- As a young girl, Elizabeth Traina had a teacher tell her that she wasn’t an artist. Now she helps empower teachers and students through the belief that we are all artists. This is Elizabeth’s story.
Poster: What Healthy Diets Have in Common
by Jing FongFeb 17, 2014
- This colorful poster compares eight healthy diets—vegan, Mediterranean, ancestral, glycemic index, anti-inflammatory, raw, traditional Asian, and Natl. Institutes of Health—and shares what they have in common (besides kale) and how they are different.
20 Ways to Practice Gratitude
by Jing FongNov 18, 2013
- This mandala-esque poster is a happy self-care tool, and can also be adapted to classroom use.
"Genetically Modified Food" Literary Gem Author Constantin Metzger
by Constantin MetzgerAug 13, 2013
- Constantin Metzger is a student of Veronika Fröhlich at Pädagogische Hochschule University of Education in Heidelberg, Germany. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article "A Month Without Monsanto," by April Dávila. Read Constantin's essay about feeling dependent on large corporations, and his efforts to ensure that his decisions remain his own.
Akaya Windwood Response to "Seeing the Unseen" Essay Winners
by Akaya WindwoodMay 17, 2013
- Akaya Windwood, president of the Rockwood Leadership Institute and author of "What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other," responds to essay winners of the Winter 2013 writing competition
"Seeing the Unseen" Powerful Voice Winner Reyna Flores
by Reyna FloresMay 17, 2013
- Reyna Flores is a student of Stephanie Agnew at West Valley City School in Spokane, Washington. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article "What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other," by Akaya Windwood. Read Reyna's poem about a misunderstood young girl and a lonely old woman who find each other.
"Seeing the Unseen" College Winner Adam Dales
by Adam DalesMay 17, 2013
- Adam Dales is a United States Army Veteran and student at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. He read and responded to YES! Magazine article "What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other," by Akaya Windwood. Read Adam's essay about how he was humbled by the kindness of someone he would normally ignore in a depressing area of town.
"Seeing the Unseen" High School Winner Nizhone Hickman
by Nizhone HickmanMay 17, 2013
- Nizhone Hickman is a student of Lisa Watson at Sonoran Science Academy in Tucson, Arizona. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article "What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other," by Akaya Windwood. Read Nizhone's essay about his challenge of opening up to strangers and his commitment to keep trying.
"Seeing the Unseen" Middle School Winner Sumaiyah Mustaphalli
by Sumaiyah MustaphalliMay 17, 2013
- Sumaiyah Mustaphalli is a sixth-grade student of Blakeney Miller at Orlando Science Middle School in Orlando, Florida. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article "What Can Change When We Learn to See Each Other?" by Akaya Windwood. Read Sumaiyah's essay about how the smile of the young grocery bagger gave her hope for her soon-to-be-born sibling.
Neighborhood Chalkboard Reveals Secrets and Dreams
by Jing FongFeb 01, 2013
- TEDTalk by Candy Chang on connecting communities through art, sharing, and usable public spaces.
Animal Odd Couples
Dec 21, 2012
- Are animals capable of feeling emotions? PBS Nature shares evidence that humans are not the only ones on the planet who cares, loves, and empathizes. Meet five animal odd couples.
"Your Dream House" Literary Gems
by Jing FongDec 20, 2012
- Though not every participant can win the Fall 2012 writing contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.