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.
Dr. Travis Miller
You’re about to read an amazing testimonial of a student transformation by Superintendent Travis Miller, who became an 8 to Great® Certified Trainer in 2013. When he transferred schools to become Superintendent of Bayard Public Schools in NE, he was able to train multiple staff members which allowed for further impact.
Below is a testimonial from his principal…
I am usually not a gusher, but I wanted to share a success story with you. When I was a first year principal I had a young man in my office frequently for several discipline related issues. I had worked with him and his parents for months to try and modify his behavior with limited success.
One day I was out of the building and the young man was referred to our superintendent, Dr. Travis Miller. The change in the student’s attitude and behavior was immediate and dramatic. I had to find out Dr. Miller had said or done to have this impact, and was told he simply used his 8 to Great® training. I knew I had to get trained.
Over one year later the student is still continuing his positive path. Having just completed the 8 to Great® training with my counselor and selected teachers, today I saw a turnaround in an ISS student who thanked me for “the best school day all year.” I can now say with all confidence that 8 to Great® is one of the best programs anywhere for both youth and adults.
-Tom Perlinksi, Principal, Bayard High School, NE
“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.