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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

2021 Teacher Appreciation Awards

2021 Teacher Appreciation Awards

Celebrate a teacher who goes above and beyond!

We all know teachers who inspire students and colleagues alike. Teaching is their passion and it shows, especially during this global pandemic. Show your appreciation by nominating a teacher you admire for the Advancement Courses Teacher Appreciation Awards! Tell us why they’re an outstanding educator and they could win a $100 gift card.

Nominations close on April 30.  Five winners announced during Teacher Appreciation Week. 

Click here to nominate a teacher! 

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Kayla Dornfeld

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Join Me For a NEW Virtual 4-Part Workshop!

Join Me For a NEW Virtual 4-Part Workshop!

I am extremely proud and excited to invite you to join me for my new 'Reimagining Education' series of virtual workshops hosted by the Children's Success Foundation. 
The mission of the Children’s Success Foundation is to provide training and workshops that utilize the Nurtured Heart Approach®, a dynamic relationship-focused methodology that builds Inner Wealth™ in children and adults, empowering them to channel their intensity in productive ways, ensuring their successful future.

My ‘Reimagining Education’ 4-part series are 1-hour sessions on Thursdays in May, at 4pm Pacific. Each session is packed with powerful content!  It's been an unusual school year for all educators which has required us to pivot multiple times at a moment's notice.  The importance of building solid relationships with our students, their parents, and our colleagues may be more challenging and more important than ever.  How we take care of ourselves, our relationships with others and the environment we create for learning in the classroom are crucial to fully transform the classroom experience and make every school year rich and inspiring for you and your students. 

5/6 -Reimagining Education: Teachers as Learners and Students as Leaders

5/13 - Redesigned Learning Spaces: A Flexible Approach

5/20 - Re-explore the Necessity of Self-Care for Educators

5/27 Revitalize Relationships with Students, Parents and Colleagues using NHA featuring Celeste Elsey

=> Click here to see it now and reserve your spot [https://go.childrenssuccessfoundation.com/workshop]

As a gift, my followers and subscribers can use KAYLA10 at checkout for an additional 10% off.

Sign up today to spend your Thursday afternoons/evenings with me!  Hope to see you there!

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Kayla Dornfeld

Monday, February 15, 2021

Nurtured Heart Workshop for Parents and Caregivers

Nurtured Heart Workshop for Parents and Caregivers



❤All you need is love. But a little help with parenting doesn’t hurt... ❤

Only $97. ...the lowest price ever for Parenting Mastery

Did you miss the virtual parenting workshop (Part 1: Nuts and Bolts of Nurtured Heart Approach® for Parents and Caregivers) on Saturday, February 20th?  

We want to help people use NHA to up their parenting game, not create FOMO!   That’s why we’re making sure that people can take advantage of all the amazing advice, tips and strategies to handle real life challenging parenting moments.  Register NOW for this 2-part course to get instant access and watch what you missed.  You can also join us live for Part 2 on Saturday March 20th for only $97.

Register here:


Check out this SWEET opportunity to register for the 2-part virtual Nuts and Bolts of the Nurtured Heart Approach® for Parents and Caregivers Workshop for only $147. (Regular price $499.).

Are you tired of asking your child to do something over and over again? It’s so easy to fall back on responding to a behavior or problem by matching the intensity and with punitive lectures and punishments. It is easy to feel frustrated, discouraged and totally exhausted. Imagine asking your children to do something and have them follow through without yelling, challenging, negotiating or worse ignoring you. Discover how to convert the same intensity that is driving parents to despair or pharmaceutical remedies to positive behavior.  
Learn how to revolutionize your parenting style and methods. Receive training and support in understanding and implementing Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) as a way to be with children in a non-punitive and meaningful way, even when difficulties arise and as a concrete path toward promoting success and self-confidence in children.

Part 1: Nuts and Bolts of NHA for Parents and Caregivers
Saturday, February 20th
9:00am - 4:00pm (Pacific Time)
In Part 1, you will learn about how energy works in relationships, how to build Inner Wealth® in your children, and how to create and sustain healthy boundaries and rules in your home. This will be an interactive course with breakout rooms, experiential activities, and home practice!
Part 2: A Deeper Dive into NHA for Parents and Caregivers
Saturday, March 20th
9:00am - Noon (Pacific Time)
In Part 2, you will have had the opportunity to apply what you learned in Part 1 to your home life! You will come back to take a deeper look at shifting yourself from Nurtured Heart being something that you do to it being the culture of your home. You will learn how to "notch up" your NHA skills, and learn how to balance the delicate system of The 3 Stands™. There will also be an opportunity for Q & A to help you take that deeper dive into your use of the Nurtured Heart Approach®!

Register today ($147/pair) for the life-changing, Nurtured Heart Approach®!

Save an additional 20% off using the offer code KAYLA20 with this link: https://childrenssuccessfoundation.com/nuts-bolts-order-form/     


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Kayla Dornfeld

Monday, September 21, 2020

How to Transform Your Backyard Into the Ultimate Outdoor Workspace with Amazon Home

How to Transform Your Backyard Into the Ultimate Outdoor Workspace with Amazon Home

This summer, I teamed up with Amazon Home to create an outdoor workspace, since we’re all spending a little extra time at home this year. Flexible seating is such a passion of mine, and it’s Amazon Home, so of course I was extra excited about this project! What started as three empty patio areas quickly became a functional and beautiful outdoor workspace that I can now use to help me plan for the school year ahead as well as to unwind after school!


Amazon Home has the furniture and home essentials needed to transform every nook of your home into functional, multipurpose spaces. Whether you’re looking for furniture, décor, lighting or storage, it’s all on Amazon Home. Amazon Home delivers everything you need – big or small - to create a space right to your front door, and delivery is even free for Prime members. From there, all you need are some simple tools, like an Allen wrench to make the magic happen!


To give you a look at the full transformation, here are the three areas before they were redesigned with the products from Amazon Home.

My husband and I had worked very hard this past summer to add the plants, the curbing, the patios, the pergola and the patios. What was missing was furniture to bring this space to life and make it both warm but functional as I zoomed with students, created lesson plans, and studied for my doctoral degree. Cue: Amazon Home.

We focused on products that would be cozy, comfy, and functional. With the stylish selection of furniture and decor from Amazon Home, I was able to make my backyard a place to relax and work from, which is more important this year than ever before! All of the products we used can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3Q3Y5884YH88A?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_ip_kZ9cqTQwzvSbh.

 And voila! Here’s the final result.

For a full list of the products we used in our makeover, check out this list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3Q3Y5884YH88A?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_ip_kZ9cqTQwzvSbh.

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Kayla Dornfeld

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Shirt Design by @mswonderlymakesmusic.

All lives can’t matter until Black lives matter. 🤟🏾

When you purchase this shirt from this fabulous Black-owned business The Wright Stuff Chics, you will help provide 5,000 classrooms with a class set of books featuring diversity.

That is directly where the proceeds go. 

"Every time I wonder whoI should love and for how long I should love them, God continues to whisper to me: Everybody, always." -Bob Goff

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Kayla Dornfeld

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Join us for the Teach Your Heart Out Virtual Conference!

Join us for the Teach Your Heart Out Virtual Conference!

You guys! I’m delivering 3 sessions at the Virtual Teach Your Heart Out conference on July 13-14.
  • Educator Self Care Panelist
  • Reimagining Education
  • Genius Hour for Little Learners

GO to www.tyho.live/kayla to sign up and for the full conference agenda!

This conference is fully stacked, and we have 50+ sessions, live keynotes, live panel discussions, and 15+ hours of professional development! You don't want to miss out. 
Videos are available until October 31.  The cost is $60.
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Kayla Dornfeld

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Give These Students Extra Credit

Give These Students Extra Credit

FARGO — Some people are so dedicated to their occupation that they take work home with them.
Kayla Dornfeld took part of her job to her own wedding last month. Actually, she invited them as guests.

Dornfeld, a third-grade teacher at Mapleton (N.D.) Elementary School, invited all of the school’s students to her Fargo wedding.

“On the happiest day of my life, I knew how much more special it would be to have my students in attendance,” she said in a post on the education union website, https://www.ndunited.org.

“At this point in the year, we have become inseparable, and they were counting down the days to the wedding since January 1, when it was 100 days to go,” she wrote. “Since our school district is smaller — about 150 kids — I decided to invite all of the students in our school. If I didn’t teach them yet, I will. What better way to kick off the start of a new relationship?”

Photos accompanying the post show Dornfeld in her wedding gown surrounded by more than 50 youngsters.

In September 2018, Dornfeld — then Kayla Delzer — was named North Dakota’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.

Now in her 13th year of teaching, Delzer has taught in Mapleton since 2016, following stints in West Fargo and Thief River Falls, Minn.
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Kayla Dornfeld
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