8 to Great for Schools: Your Best Life Adventure

The breakthrough 8-step systematic approach for teaching the Success Skills that inspire and motivate students and staff

Considering 8 to Great for your students and staff?

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"8 to Great is the missing piece in American education today!"

- Steve Shiever, Superintendent of the Year, Oklahoma

School Districts using 8 to Great as their Social Emotional Learning ( SEL ) Program have shown immediate results including:

  • Significant decrease in student bullying activity
  • Improved academic achievement
  • Improved graduation rates
  • Fewer office referrals
  • Lower drug use
  • Decrease in student suicide rate
  • Improved faculty morale

When 1,000 superintendents and high school principals were asked, "If you could only teach 3 things to students to help them be successful in life, which 3 things would be the most important?"

They answered:

  • Self Confidence / Self Respect
  • Respect for Others / Compassion
  • Responsibility / No Excuses

Author MK Mueller's 8 to Great life skills curriculum and video course address all of the above.

Through 8 to Great you'll discover how to:

  • Create a culture of respect and responsibility
  • Teach students how to handle strong emotions
  • Demonstrate communication skills for candid and courageous conversations
  • Foster hope and resilience through success stories and dream boards
  • Give students a simple and proven decision-making formula


"This 8 to Great Video Series is a wonderful systematic approach for social emotional learning that will empower your students and staff."

- Dr. David Geurin, Principal and Lead Learner

Your Instructor

Author MK Mueller

International trainer, award-winning author and TEDx Presenter Mary Kay, “MK” Mueller spent ten years as a high school teacher and loved her job, but at the age of 34 she found herself in a domestic violence shelter. There she learned new insights that she not only lived, but shared through her 8 to Great life skills program for adults and her middle and high school curriculum for students.

A regular presenter at national education conferences, as well as school in-services across the country, MK’s curriculum is now being taught in 18 states by over 2,800 teachers and counselors. She is also the author of Taking Care of Me: The Habits of Happiness.


"In all my years as a principal, I've
never seen a better Social Emotional
Learning program than 8 to Great."

- Suzan Morin, Alternative High School Principal

16 Student Videos | 8 Faculty Videos


"8 to Great has made a tremendous difference in the decision-making skills of our students. We’ve seen students improve their grades, take new risks to achieve their dreams and find new ways to resolve conflicts as a part of this program."

- Dave Collins, High School Principal

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
For the length of your Site License. Usually 3 years that can be renewed.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How many videos are there in this series?
There are 16 student videos (15-minutes each) and there are 8 staff videos (30-minutes each).

"This valuable material needs to be in the hands of every classroom teacher in the U.S. It’s that powerful!"

- Mike Davis, Superintendent

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