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Flexible = Exceptional

Flexible = Exceptional

We’re Nimble. At Almond Acres we had to adapt to COVID 19 like every other school, and we adapted fast. From our surveys, 100% of our families were satisfied with our transition to distance learning. Here are some key reasons why:  We maintained! We held on to...

Think Win-Win: The Habit of Mutual Benefit!

Think Win-Win: The Habit of Mutual Benefit!

"Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit in all human interactions. Win-win is based on the paradigm that there is plenty for everybody - that one person's success is not achieved at the expense of others." - Stephen Covey We have...

Sharpen the Saw: Be Strong in Key Moments

Sharpen the Saw: Be Strong in Key Moments

As you attempt to win your Daily Private Victory (AKA, sharpening your saw; heart, mind, body, & soul), you'll encounter obstacles. These difficult, pivotal moments include such things as: Getting up on time ("mind over mattress") Controlling your temper and not...

Think Win-Win

Think Win-Win

Consider other people's wins as well as your own! Being a leader isn't some grandiose episode in life. Leadership is doing the next right thing in the moments of life. Many moments of our day can be understood as opportunities for win-win. An abundance mentality...

What Gets Fed, Flourishes

What Gets Fed, Flourishes

What we feed grows and becomes something powerful. Putting our values and priorities first in our lives lets us live the life we wish for. I have been told that when I feel too busy that I am probably busy on things I shouldn't be busy with. When we are focused on...

Inventiveness: Begin With the End in Mind

Inventiveness: Begin With the End in Mind

Inventiveness is born in an environment that allows a mind to explore, experiment, dabble, play, risk, and fail. Playdough, legos, or lincoln logs aren’t just toys to pass the time. They provide a tool for the imagination and the development of essential critical...