A big thanks to Dana and Michael from @urstrong.girlpower.goodguys for the opportunity to see you in action last night in your #languageoffriendship workshop hosted by Wenona. My hope is that all children and their families learn these skills as I often find we're teaching them to adults to create #positiverelationships at work and in life! Such important #lifeskills . Keep up the great work! 👏👏👏
I don't post much about my kiddos but believe me they're all so wonderful even when they're being a pain 😆 missing 1 from today's smaller group but today after their party (today was this group's last day in my program) they were all so kind and appreciative. They all were whispering and then when they got my attention they all yelled "Thank you Ms. Courtney!" It melted my heart and made me feel so good❤️🙌🏻 I love my job. It's very rewarding and even though they may not realize it I learn a lot from them and I'm very thankful for that 😊 #mushypost#ilovemyjob#mykiddos#somanymore#theyrock#lifeskills#teacher#rewarding#thankful#grateful#myheartisfull
I am thankful for a farm that teaches the boys about hard work, dedication, and that you reap what you sow. There are so many forgotten skills and entitlement issues these days. So many missed opportunities to spend time outdoors and in relationships. A day doing hard work refreshes the soul, empowers, and teaches. Thankful for @cul2vatefarms and the men who work there as mentors and those who are being trained and discipled. #blessed#lifeskills#lankfordlife#raisinggodlymen#hardworkpaysoff#growingfoodgrowingpeople
WHAT WE PASS ON TO OIR KIDS
Didn't want to get so emotional on this one (full video on FB)
Can we have a real talk about what we are giving our kids? Can we talk about the beliefs we are instilling in them and will carry on to adulthood?
Can we talk about not being enough for love?
Can we talk about money being hard to get and keep?
Can we talk about sacrificing dreams to be responsible in the eyes of others?
They are watching every move we make. I have had my own come to on this topic... watching myself pass on my money scarcity issues to my son... and it's been a true battle to overcome.
On June 2nd I'm hosting a LIVE CLASS where you will see me coach my kiddo on how to reset his mindset for Abundance, worthiness, and enough-ness... link to join is in the comments. Bring yourself and your kids to this one and let's worry more about their minds than we do their dance/baseball games for a moment.
Presentation Day. Final PBL of the school year. Dre is so committed to his projects, his appearance, his competence and he is a killer speaker. I'm always so proud of how Dre & Cameron 'show up' on presentation day.
Project based learning (PBL) is one of the learning styles that I really value in UTTIA - Longview Innovation Academy. The opportunity to collaborate with other people is such a real world skill. They don't all have the same interests, abilities, focus or standards...and that is ok.
They work together and get the presentation ready by dividing up tasks and responsibilities. They hold each other accountable and there are consequences for not doing your part. The opportunity to develop research, communication, speaking, problem solving, technical and people skills at this age is so valuable. These are significant areas of knowledge and experience they will take with them throughout their lives.
Thank you Mrs. Woods & Mr. McGregor for all that you teach and all that you lead them to discover. #uttia#innovation#innovationacademy#pbl#presentation#presentationday#dressforsuccess#speaker#success#results#handsome#proudmom#excellence#lifeskills#speaking#presenting#groupeffort#teamwork#awesome#dredays#happy @soccerfunatic @bravebonemcscruffles @ruthbowendc
Pre-research..... my love is into photography, so I've given her a specific type of shot I need taken. To complete it, she must research how, implement, practice, edit, and then successfully complete her photography "assignment." School doesn't have to be boring or even known that's what it is. #secretsummerschool#lifeskills#homeschool *know of good, free photography helps(library will be utilized) ? Help a girl out. Drop them below!*
I will always choose to keep things real over having a picture perfect feed. To that end, I give you a box of Tide. I asked my 11yo to start a load of clothes. He obliged. He didn't argue or ask questions. A pair of scissors in the laundry room floor led my investigation to this box. This has made my day.
Check the concentration by our littlest chefs receiving a knife demo by educator @ourlittlefoodies before cutting their own! These are series classes offered at our out-of-school partner @astoriaplayspace. Join us for a class and get your chops in order!
Prepping the GGRF x @ccldotorg life skills lesson for the day. The life skills curriculum uses experiential learning modules made specifically for girls in Ethiopia, delivering information on community service, leadership, creative expression, healthy relationships, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and financial literacy.
The girls later use these skills to creatively and collectively overcome challenges they face in reaching their goals. Designing a future of their choosing, everyday.