Wednesday, January 28, 2015


I sometimes struggle with the glass half full, so this is a good one for me to remember from what I wrote today:
“Every bump is a chance to jump.”
I’ve been watching a lot of extreme skiing videos lately. (-:
Thanks for a thoughtful day.

Susan Jacobson, Ph.D.
Division of Business
Regis College
303 458-4385
Carroll Hall 108 A
"Wilderness holds an original presence giving expression to that which we lack, the losses we long to recover, the absences we seek to fill. Wilderness revives the memory of unity. Through its protection, we can find faith in our humanity." Terry Tempest Williams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Standing Tall Workshop


The Standing Tall Workshop was reaffirming with the discussion of ethics that are still applicable and essential in education today.

The session was quick, to the point, and very informative.

One of my new principals attained from this work is:

Wag More, Bark Less.

I would recommend this course/class to anyone, and I will recommend it to all of my colleagues and staff members.

Thanks for sharing the awesome!!

Christopher Dresang
Assistant Principal
Natrona County High School
Natrona County School District

*Respect, Honesty/Integrity, Diligence, Compassion, Gratitude, Forgiveness, Generosity, Hope, Courage, & Sense of Community"

The Code of Ethics I desire to live by: (Standing Tall/Cowboy Ethics)

Well, it was an interesting class to attend. I seldom give enough thought about what I am doing/saying and end up needing to apologize or change what I said. To solidify what I desire to stand for is helping me stay on track and grow in the way I desire. Thank you Mr. Knoble and Boys and Girls Club of South Park.

1. Always do right, this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
2. Speak with humility and kindness.
3. "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." The Bible
4. Gratitude is an attitude.
5. Life is 10% about what happens to us and 90% about how we respond to it. /When riding through hell, keep on riding!
6. No one cares what you know, unless they know that you care.
7. The Try Principle: All that it takes is all that you have got. One % improvement on each thing each day.
8. Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better.
9. Great opportunities to help others seldom come but small opportunities are around us every day.
10. A lie is not important except the impact it has on other lives. Jackie Robinson
11. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight O Lord; my Rock and my Redeemer. The Bible

Margaret Barnes --

Steamboat Springs presentation 11/14/14

I thought that this was an excellent presentation on a very valuable topic. I formulated my 8 point code and keep it at my desk as a reminder. I was very happy to see such a large turnout especially with so many younger participants.
Tim Borden

Standing Tall Feedback

This program has truly inspired to do more and become a better me.  One of my favorite Principles although not original is "All it takes is all you've got".  That speaks volumes to me and inspires me to accomplish more. Thank you for this opportunity.
Kacie Burns  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Standing Tall

Good morning!

I attended the Standing Tall and Cowboy Ethics training that was held in Casper, WY a couple of weeks ago, and I loved it! I was a little unsure about what I would get from it that I could use in my classroom that wasn’t something extra and time consuming, but I know now that I can easily blend some of these things into the way I already run my classroom. It was particularly helpful to spend some time writing our own code and timeline, and that is something I am still working on, so I can share it with people.

One thing I wrote down from that day that I want to incorporate into my own code is, “Dare to reach your hand into the darkness to pull another hand into the light.” This really resonated with me not just as a teacher but as a Christian woman.

Thank you so much for taking the time!

Katie Decker
English Department
Central High School
Cheyenne, WY 82009
(307) 771-2680 ext. 20353

I am inspired!

Kent -
Thank you for coming to Steamboat Springs, Colorado and sharing your program. 
I saw the Code of the West poster a couple of years ago in a store and liked it and bought it; it's been hanging in my 17 year old son's bedroom.  Seeing the Cowboy Ethics Standing Tall program advertised locally, I was intrigued to see how these fit together.  My son, a high school senior, attended your workshop with me.  He is now very interested in bringing Cowboy Ethics to his county 4-H Council and local 4-H Clubs. 
For me, I was in a bit of a slump with my leadership skills and this program "picked me up by my boot straps" so to speak.  My favorite principles are:  (1) is to do the right thing, whether someone is watching or not, always acting in an ethical manner that is fair and just; (2) Make someone's day!  Whether this is being accountable to a co-worker, sharing a smile with a patient or exceeding a customer's expectation. 
Enjoy your winter!
Thanks again,
Lisa Bankard
Health & Wellness Manager
Yampa Valley Medical Center
(970) 871-2500
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