This Life Skills Curriculum for grades 6-12 is the result of years of research by award-winning educator and author MK Mueller into the habits of the Happiest, Healthiest and Most Successful individuals around the world. She called the result “The 8 High-Ways.”
1.) Unlike other programs, this is not a LIST of skills or values, but a practical Step-By-Step Process for achieving goals and dreams.
“After 30 years as a counselor, I finally found the Process that pulls it all together for my students and makes it so much easier to teach. Thank you!”
– Brenda S., Turkey
2.) Students love it, share it with their friends and family, and regularly say, “8 to Great should be required for graduation.”
3.) Our extraordinary customer service exceeds expectations. A Certified Trainer will get back to you within 24 hours of your email or text every time and will set up a call or Zoom if necessary.
This program has been shown to decrease office referrals and disruptive incidents, restore hope in discouraged students and enhance energy and motivation in exhausted staff. When the highest risk students turn around their behaviors, you have more time to work proactively on your school improvement plan.
Thank you for coming to our middle school to speak. After your talk, many students and staff came up to thank me. The one that touched me deeply was 8th grader Cesar. He said : “Thank you for inspiring me with those words of greatness. You have helped me realize that I can pull through any obstacles that get in my way. I know now that even in the toughest of times you can pick yourself right up again.” I have never heard a middle school student speak with such enthusiasm and resolve! The next day he turned in most of his missed work.
– Dr. Jim Greydanus, Superintendent, MI
“I give the 8 to Great inservice to my staff and certification weekend training a 10+. They were outstanding. Now I want to train more of our team in this life-changing information.”
– Dr. David Geurin, High School principal and author of
Future Driven: Will Your Students Thrive in an Unpredictable World?
“8 to Great has made a tremendous difference in the decision-making skills of our students. We’ve seen students improve their grades, take new risks to achieve their dreams and find new ways to resolve conflicts as a part of this program.”
– Dave Collins, High School Principal, NE
For the past 14 years, Roxie Smith has been teaching 8 to Great as a Creative Writing course, using the book as the text along with Bullet Journal prompts to help the students learn and live the Life Skills in the 8 High-Ways. As the class grew in popularity, her school added another section, and at present they have four sections with a waiting list.
Now we are publishing her 8 to Great Bullet Journal Companion as an optional addition to the Site License. Contact us for further information. We would love to support you in implementing this invaluable resource.
All licenses are inclusive of an online interactive 10-hour Zoom Class Certification Training.
On-site training for groups of 10 or more are available for an additional charge.
The license also include 16 Student Videos, 13 Trainer Review Videos, a Training Manual with a pretest/post-test and 60 detailed lesson plans, handouts, and ongoing email support from your coach for the length of the license.
8 to Great books, Student Handbooks and The Bullet Journal Companion are additional, and must be ordered separately. In addition, we offer a PLC 8 to Great Book Study Guide by request at no charge.