Akaya Windwood responds to the winners of the Winter 2015 "Letting Go of Worry" essay competition.
Use the YES! article, prompt, and sample essays in each writing lesson to bring the real world to your classroom—and to take your students’ writing to a new level.
This Visual Learning Lesson will get your students thinking about what modern civilization can learn from ancient texts and traditions.
Middle school and high school students constantly hear about the many challenges our society faces—from fracking to police shootings to corporatization. What they don’t hear enough about is what they can do to make their world better.
Minnuette Rodriguez teaches biology at the Julian E. Blanco Specialized Ballet School in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2012, she started a small butterfly nursery to strengthen her students' connection to nature. As students watch the butterflies’ transformations from egg to adult, Minnuette watches her students transform themselves. This is Minnuette’s story.
Read Leah's essay about replacing worry with bravery.
Read Rechanne's essay about the impact that worry has on her and her family.
Read Noah's essay about the role that worry has in his relationship with his father.
Read Melanie's essay about how a person's worries can define them, for better or for worse.
Read Carolina's essay about how letting go of worry helped her deal with the effects of Vitiligo, an autoimmune disease affecting skin pigmentation.
Read Margaret's essay about replacing her worry with gratitude.