I was thrilled when my friend, Leslie, Education Coordinator at Ada Jenkins, let me know that the kids created a book about the history of the school/center. When I saw the book I was blown away! They did such a great job bringing the story of Ada Jenkins to life with their words and illustrations. The 4th and 5th Grade LEARN Works Students are talented and now, they know it, all because of the leadership of their teacher, Ms. Kenzie.
Here is our interview with Ms. Kenzie about the project…
David Brooks says, “We bury the faint crackling of our inner fire underneath safer noises and settle for a false life.”. I was inspired to take the next step from listening to a SuperSoul Conversation between him and Oprah, among other various sources. To actually DO something about it.
So here we go, unearthing a crackling that has been burning in me for a while. A notion that we may know in our heads, but one that needs stark and bolded attention…
What does peace mean to you? World peace starts with us and our kids. How would the world change if we taught kids the skills they need to find their own peace?
No matter the age, kids can start learning and using the skills they need to find and create peace within themselves. Why is this even important? According to the CDC, around 10% of kids 3-17 are diagnosed with anxiety or depression. Mindfulness research has found it…