Help students & staff recover from trauma

Traumatic events and unresolved stress can get in the way of our learning, our physical health and our ability to...

Building SEL at Vernon Middle School

At Vernon Middle School on the US-Mexico border in Harlingen, Texas, all teachers, staff and students benefit from EduGuide’s blended...

EduGuide’s New Homepage

After two months of hard work and determination, we are pleased to announce that EduGuide’s brand new homepage is now...

La Joya Students on EduGuide

With support from the Greater Texas Foundation, we recently wrapped up the first year of the EduGuide program in La Joya...

EduGuide Supports Rural Special Education Needs

EduGuide Supports Rural Special Education Needs

By Laurie McKay, Special Education Supervisor at Wexford Missaukee Intermediate School District The Wexford Missaukee Intermediate School District’s classroom programs for...

Flush Your Brain

Most students experience sleep deprivation at least once in their educational careers. However, a routine lack of sleep can have...

Building A Community Of Purpose

Building A Community Of Purpose

“Tired, stressed and bored.” A  2015 national survey found those are the three most common words students use to describe...

The Importance of Failure

Some of the greatest success stories of our time are actually failure stories. Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first...

Activity: Motivation Through Core Purpose

Activity: Motivation Through Core Purpose

One of the biggest challenges we face in education is student motivation. How do we convince someone who seems disinterested...

Fight Procrastination with Pomodoro

Procrastination is not a character flaw. It’s a habit. The more you practice it, the better you get at it,...

Grit and the 1992 Olympics

Grit — the ability to set goals and overcome obstacles along the way — is more than a great buzzword....

Motivating Students: Some Exciting Results

Motivating Students: Some Exciting Results

We’re seeing some exciting results from our partner schools, universities and other groups using EduGuide for 15+ minutes per week...

Activity: Automatic Thoughts

Our thoughts constantly help us interpret everything that happens during our day, from the comments that greet us in the...

Connecting Beyond the Classroom

Despite their differences, rural, urban and even suburban educators often face a common problem: distance can isolate them from working...

School Improvement Planning?

School Improvement Planning?

Official school improvement plans are a requirement to qualify for federal, state, local and sometimes even foundation grants and other...

WEBINAR: Raise Grit & Achievement

How do you motivate students to learn? By giving them the tools they need to motivate themselves. On April 14,...

Motivating the Unmotivated

Motivating the Unmotivated

87 percent of recent high school graduates in a 2014 national survey reported they would have worked harder had their...

2015 EduGuide Challenge Winners

We at nonprofit EduGuide are very pleased to share our ten finalists and grand prize winner in the 2015 EduGuide...

Breaking Bad Habits, With Neuroplasticity

Breaking Bad Habits, With Neuroplasticity

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” “Bad habits are hard to break.” “A leopard can’t change its spots.”...

EduGuide Challenge: The Drum Major

EduGuide Challenge: The Drum Major

Visionary leader, inspiring orator, philosopher, agent of social change. In his too-short life, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

Activity: Gratitude

Learning to express gratitude is a gateway to happiness and student success. That’s why this EduGuide student activity is so...

Gifted & Talented…and Afraid

Gifted & Talented…and Afraid

I’ve been thinking lately about how “smart kids” are often at risk in ways that are easy to overlook, and...

“It Makes You Think” – Ashley’s Story

Ashley (name changed) is a 9th grader, at a school that introduced the EduGuide program in 2013, who hopes to...

The Facts About EduGuide’s Program

The Facts About EduGuide’s Program

EduGuide’s nonprofit, evidence-based online training program strengthens student grit and other core learning skills to improve academic behaviors and raise...

The Research Behind EduGuide’s Model

The Research Behind EduGuide’s Model

Grit. Growth mindset. Self control. These are some of the non-cognitive skills that a decade of research indicates are critical...

New GEAR UP Priority: Non-cognitive Skills

New GEAR UP Priority: Non-cognitive Skills

In the latest signal that policymakers are putting money behind the push to ensure students are equipped with grit and...

Isan’s Story

Isan is a student at Beecher 9th Grade Academy in Flint, Michigan; we’ve changed his name to protect his privacy....

We Need Your Feedback

We Need Your Feedback

Our nonprofit, EduGuide, is preparing to invite more schools and groups to partner in our new program designed to help...

Activity: Overcoming Adversity

Activity: Overcoming Adversity

How do you teach grit? Sometimes, when people talk about grit, it’s as if they’re saying we just need to...

Rethinking Our Schools

Rethinking Our Schools

How should we rethink high schools in America? Dr. Laurence Steinberg, author of the leading college textbook on adolescent development,...

Join Our Leaders Circle

With the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, our nonprofit, EduGuide, is working with targeted schools to help their...

The Art of Learning

The Art of Learning

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be...

Why We Celebrate the Olympics

As we welcome the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics, professional judges, TV commentators and armchair critics alike take their...

What is Grit?

According to psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth, grit is “passion and perseverance for very long term goals. Grit is having stamina....

The Growth Mindset

The Growth Mindset

Stanford researcher Dr. Carol Dweck discovered that students who approach life with a “growth mindset” learn faster and more freely than those...

Welcome!

Welcome to the EduGuide blog! We’re excited to launch this forum to share what we’re learning and to encourage others...