7 Doors to Happiness Project guides your students to explore what makes them–and others–happy.
"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.
Dee Williams Response to Fall 2012 Essay Winners
by Dee WilliamsDec 19, 2012
- Dee Williams, who downsized from a three-bedroom to an 84-square-foot house, responds to essay winners of the Fall 2012 writing competition.
"Your Dream House" High School Winner Ritika Mazumder
by Ritika MazumderDec 19, 2012
- Ritika Mazumder is a student at Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Living Large in a Tiny House," by Carol Estes. Read Ritika's essay about her desire to have a smaller home as long as she can spend time with the people she lives with.
"Your Dream House" Middle School Winner Rowan Treece
by Rowan TreeceDec 19, 2012
- Rowan Treece is a student at Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Living Large in a Tiny House" by Carol Estes. Read Rowan's essay about the sustainable dance community home she would build so she could live with her ballet sisters every day and save the planet.
"Your Dream House" Powerful Voice Winner Paw Soe
by Paw SoeDec 19, 2012
- Paw Soe is a student at New Tech Academy at Wayne High School. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Living Large in a Tiny House," by Carol Estes. Read Paw's essay about how her Burmese roots taught her that no matter the size of your home, an abundant garden is essential.
The Power of Introverts
Oct 12, 2012
- Does society favor extroverts over introverts? In this TEDTalk, social psychologist Susan Cain takes us into an introvert's world, and shares why being quiet and contemplative should be acknowledged and celebrated.
Putting Teen Health First
by Judy PruimOct 11, 2012
- Social worker Judy Pruim takes you behind the scenes at Muskegon High's Teen Health Center at —a place where students feel safe, and their success and well being are supported. This is Judy's story.
YES! Recommends: Dream of a Nation
by Jing FongSep 17, 2012
- Dream of a Nation explores today's challenges with new ideas and solutions through the perspective of on-the-ground thought leaders. It generously offers educators a range of free, downloadable resources, including lesson plans, interviews, videos, and discussion guides.
"The Ethics of Hunting" High School Winner Johnny Bobo
by Johnny BoboMay 02, 2012
- Johnny Bobo is a student at Federal Hocking High School in Guysville, OH. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "What's the Harm in Hunting" by Alyssa Johnson. Read Johnny's essay about responsible hunting.
YES! Recommends: StoryCorps
by Jing FongMay 02, 2012
- StoryCorps records and archives interviews of everyday Americans to preserve history and personal stories. Its National Teachers Initiative was created to celebrate great teachers and to highlight their invaluable contributions and influence on students and all of us.
De-Stress Your Classroom
by Jing FongMar 14, 2012
- Edutopia bundle of resources on meditation programs that can be used in school. Steps and benefits to bringing meditation to the classroom.
Author Response to "Bridging Differences" Essay Winners
by Kate SheppardJan 30, 2012
- Kate Sheppard, author of, "Why My Dad's Going Green," responds to the winning essays of the Fall 2011 writing competition.
"Bridging Differences" College Winner Cherese Smith
by Cherese SmithJan 30, 2012
- Cherese Smith is a student at Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, Washington, just north of Seattle. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Why My Dad's Going Green," by Kate Sheppard. Read Cherese's essay about trying to understand her grandmother's prejudice against Hispanic people.
"Bridging Differences" Powerful Voice Winner Wesely Mikiska
by Wesely MikiskaJan 30, 2012
- Wesely Mikiska is a student at Appalachian State University. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Why My Dad's Going Green," by Kate Sheppard. Read Wesely's essay about the value of compromise.
"Bridging Differences" Powerful Voice Winner Lourdes Escobar
by Lourdes EscobarJan 30, 2012
- Lourdes Escobar is a sixth grade student at John Muir Middle School, a Los Angeles Unified school operated in conjunction with the nonprofit LA's Promise. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "Why My Dad's Going Green," by Kate Sheppard. Read Lourdes' essay about her struggle with the choices her father has made.