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August 2017 Poster of the Month

"A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until, finally it becomes what everybody knows." William James

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June 2017 Poster of the Month

"Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day." Dan Custer

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May 2017 Poster of the Month

Sometimes me think 'what is a friend?' and then me say, 'Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.'  Cookie Monster

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April 2017 Poster of the Month

It's around the table and in the preparation of food that we learn about ourselves and about the world." Alice Watersorld."

 

 

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March 2017 Poster of the Month

"Education is the single most important job of the human race." George Lucas

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February 2017 Poster of the Month

Quote - “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.” Conrad Hilton

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January 2017 Poster of the Month

Quote - "... the fact is that kids learn to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions." Alfie Kohn

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December 2016 Poster of the Month

"The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it's not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset."  Carol S. Dwedk, Ph.D.

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2016 November Poster of the Month

Quote - "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders but they have never failed to imitate them.  They must; they have no other models."

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October 2016 Poster of the Month

It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world.  It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.

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September 2016 Poster of the Month

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill

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August 2016 Poster of the Month

Quote: "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." William James

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June 2016 Monthly Poster

"Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day." Dan Custer

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May 2016 Poster of the Month

Quote: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams

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April 2016 Poster of the Month

Quote - "The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself." Deepak Chopra

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March 2016 Poster of the Month

Quote - "I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become." Oprah Winfrey

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  • Role Models
  • Student-Teacher Relations
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February 2016 Poster of the Month

Quote: "I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do." Helen Keller

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January 2016 Poster of the Month

Quote: "Ive learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou

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December 2015 Poster of the Month

"There are two ways of spreading the light. to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Edith Wharton

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November 2015 Poster of the Month

"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle." Deepak Chopra

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October 2015 Poster of the Month

"We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something." Mother Teresa 

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September 2015 Poster of the Month

"Teaching a child to not step on the caterpillar is as valuable to the child as the caterpillar."

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June 2015 Poster of the Month

Quote - "I watch what I do to see what I believe."

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May 2015 Poster of the Month

Quote:  "It's not the load that breaks you down, its the way you carry it".  Lou Holtz

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  • Staff Development
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April 2015 Poster of the Month

"Thou hast only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it." Marquerite de Angeli

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  • Engagement
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  • Student-Teacher Relations
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March 2015 Poster of the Month

Poster Quote - "Courage is being scared to death--and saddling up anyway." John Wayne

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February 2015 Poster of the Month

Poster Quote "Makeing one person smile can change the world - maybe not the whole world but their world." Anonymous

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Maine College Mentoring Project

Putting research into action, seven colleges and universities in Maine worked under a grant from the U.S. Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to develop the College Community Mentoring Project. Learn more about the guide to replicate the this program. 

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  • Engagement
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  • Mentoring
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January 2015 Poster of the Month

Quote: "Advice from a tree: stand tall and proud, go out on a limb, remember your roots, drink plenty of water, enjoy the view"

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  • Engagement
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December 2014 Poster of the Month

Quote - "The simple wonder of nature will never be surpassed by the glow of a screen."

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November 2014 Poster of the Month

Poster Quote - "Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be." Karen Ravn

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Staff Meeting Activities to Reinforce Asset Building

If your organization, whether a school or youth-serving organization, is striving to implement the Developmental Asset® framework, you’ll want to consider ways to sustain the focus on integrating these principles into daily practice. A great way to do that is to infuse your staff/faculty meetings with simple strategies. Try these.

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Relationship Plan

Use this simple Relationship Plan to intentionally consider how you will increase the level of relationship with each young person in your sphere of influence . . . but particularly those you know less well. For those of you in education settings, you are accustomed to building lesson plans. This tool helps you put the value of RELATIONSHIPS on par with curricular content.

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  • Youth Outreach
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Pair and Share: A Training and Presentation Technique that Works!

Read about this favorite strategy to increase participant engagement, provide opportunity to integrate learning, and deepen retention of content.  It's simple and effective.

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  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
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Jenga Block Labels

Free Resouce:  Asset Blocks. “Jenga” style wooden blocks with clear labels applied identifying the 40 Developmental Assets and the eight categories of assets.

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  • Informal Mentoring
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AGTO eLearning Modules

Getting To Outcomes with Developmental Assets (AGTO) eLearning modules.

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  • Staff Development
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