Cindy Novotny

What Can You Learn from 7 Year Olds?

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At MCA, we believe in “walking the talk” of our ethos every day in our line up and we help our clients focus on their non-negotiable standards. So, you can imagine how impressive it was when I visited my 7 year old nephew’s elementary school in Texas and witnessed this very thing!!!

Every morning at this elementary school they do something called ‘Rise & Shine’.  This is where all K-5 grade students join in the cafeteria together for their ‘morning lineup’.  Each grade is announced and every child participates.  They know their songs, chants, and act as part of the team at their school while learning to treat everyone with respect.  These kids read their 8 expectations out loud, stand for our Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge.  They have a joke of the day, chant of the week and also read through everyone’s birthdays.  This was Bradford’s role… a 7 year old kid, standing in front of hundreds of students with no fear because these are his friends.  They all felt together, equal and loved.  They were disciplined, sat in line correctly and listened to the kid who was talking.  There was no division.  They know what is to be expected of them and they will handle themselves in the RIGHT way – making RIGHT choices.

OH THE THINGS YOU CAN LEARN FROM 7 year olds!

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