Why Social Emotional Learning is the Key to a High Powered Team [Part One]

We’ve all been on a bad team.

A team where mistakes are laughed at or shrugged off. “Not my problem.”

A team where dropping the ball is no big deal. Where mailing it in becomes normal and every student gets a B+ rather than helpful critiques of their work. Where isolation creeps in, making the classroom feel like an island on which you are the prey.

It’s not fun to come into work feeling like people don’t have your back, that success is out of reach and likely won’t be celebrated, or to be disconnected from your leaders and the direction they seem to be headed. Most educators have found themselves in one, or perhaps all, of those situations at some point or another.

Read more at www.movethisworld.com

Farm to School grows in Georgia

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – It’s a big week for school cafeterias across the state and the country. 

Not only is October National Farm to School Month, but the week of October 15-19 was National School Lunch Week. In Fulton County, they celebrated in style.

Fulton County Schools has prioritized Farm to School in recent years and received a Platinum Golden Radish Award on October 22 from the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Department of Public Health, the UGA Cooperative Extension and Georgia Organics for their efforts in the 2017-18 school year. 

Read more at www.northfulton.com


Despite rising interest rates, Atlanta’s Realtors expect a strong market in 2017.

Will [rising interest rates] affect the real estate market? In our opinion, it will for a few months, then sales will climb as consumers recognize “It is what it is,” said Scott Askew, President of Engel & Völkers Intown Atlanta and Engel & Völkers Brookhaven Atlanta.

Read more at www.morrisrp.com

20th Anniversary Georgia Organics Conference Brochure

During our time at Georgia Organics, we oversaw the entire production of the quarterly newsletter, The Dirt, including writing, editing, selling advertisements, and coordinating with our design and print teams. 

In the Fall of 2016, we combined the Dirt into a Conference Brochure ahead of the 20th Anniversary Georgia Organics Conference.

The Farmer Will See You Now

When Kim Hines moved to Augusta in 2005, one of the first things she noticed was a lack of a local food culture. That, and there were no bike trails or curbside recycling.

At first, she utilized the suggestion box of her monthly water bill to advocate for these three positions. Then she realized she needed to pick one and go for it.

Hines picked food.

Read more at www.georgiaorganics.org

Achieving Emotional Well-Bey-ing

It’s Thursday, you’ve already decided to skip the morning shower in favor of that extra ten minutes of sleep and the only foreseeable silver lining of the day is after work St. Patrick’s Day celebrations — not to mention the fact that you woke up thinking it was Friday. You’re probably a typical American worker, making less money, working more hours, and taking fewer sick or vacation days than usual.

In other words, you’re not like Beyoncé.

While we can’t do much about your pay or work schedule, we can help you take back your morning — and put the rest of the day in Formation.

Read more at www.movethisworld.com

Gyasi Zardes: American Soccer's First Super-Athlete

Twenty years ago, it would have been virtually impossible to imagine an American soccer player like Gyasi Zardes sprinting down the left side of a Dutch soccer field, outpacing defenders and making a difficult goal look like a simple tap-in to start the scoring for the United States men’s national team in what would become a furious 4-3 comeback win against the Netherlands.

Zardes, simply put, is an athlete. With a perfect blend of speed, agility and determination, he is a menace when racing up and down the sideline. His first touch is a revelation, blending spin moves and quick turns typically seen in the NBA Finals onto the grass soccer fields rapidly emerging across the country.

Read more at www.bleacherreport.com

The Jig Is Up: How Georgia Can Lead The Way Towards A Sustainable Future

Purchase The Jig Is Up as an e-book on Amazon.

Purchase The Jig Is Up as an e-book on Amazon.

We are controlled by those who control our food. As self reliance withers on the vine, dependence and addiction blossoms and the board room, the new world opiate of the people, fattens corporate purses. In a mad, mad world, nothing makes sense in our own back yards.

People are divided… corporations united. The political system obeys power, of which the people have little.

Solutions start with a simple question: who grows your food?

The Jig Is Up begins with this question and expands beyond the dinner table to wealth inequality, rising healthcare epidemics, systematic racism and taking back political power through a world fueled by self reliance and strong communities committed to sustainability first and foremost.

Author James Carr spent 14 months researching the local food movement in Atlanta and the surrounding rural areas, along with the lack of progress in sustainable energy, to determine how the region could lead the way towards a self reliance that, if understood and followed, may reshape the globe and save our world.

Independent artists, scientists, teachers, farmers and chefs around the world change the dynamic of corporate greed by thwarting the system, harnessing the power of the internet to share their knowledge and creations. As financial, media and political institutions continue failing the people, these local voices speak truths the people can relate to, understand and benefit from.

The Jig Is Up hopes to be the first of many voices detailing what can be done in metropolises around the world. Each landscape is different; each has its own story. We invite you to read and get a taste of some good, Southern living from Atlanta, rid your life of corporate addictions and join the sustainable revolution taking place in the Underground.

Purchase The Jig Is Up as an e-book on Amazon.