social-emotional learning

114: Houston Kraft: Serving The Work: A Speakers Journey To Sustainable Growth By Being CharacterStrong

114: Houston Kraft: Serving The Work: A Speakers Journey To Sustainable Growth By Being CharacterStrong

Life is inevitably filled with tensions, and the best way to live in the midst of the tensions is with intentionality, that is, infusing intention into all we do. Someone living with intentionality so well is Houston Kraft. Houston is a speaker, curriculum developer, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 events internationally. In 2016, he cofounded CharacterStrong, a curriculum and training that transforms the way schools teach the whole child through social-emotional learning, character education, and equipping educators with practical tools to create a compassionate culture on their campus daily. Today, Houston focuses on how they’re building strong character and sustainable growth in education. We also dive into various topics that include challenging our paradigms, empathy and building it through play, the current challenges facing education and the next generation, being helpful versus being right, the power of human connection, mentorship and fellowship, priorities and how boundaries help create compassion, listening and asking good questions, and so much more!