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Your teen is college-ready when he/she is a self-directed learner.

posted by monicajenner66 5 months ago
tags: education self directed learning

The main intention of a university is to provide a higher education to its students. Therefore, the central reason that a student attends a university is to learn. Thus, your child needs to be a motivated, curious student in order to be college-ready!

In case you haven’t heard, we (Makarios School) are hardcore advocates of self-directed learning! Why? Because we have observed the natural tendencies from students of all ages: the desire to learn. Through games, sports, crafts, adventures, friendships, and more.

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4 Ways to Redefine The Term “College-Ready”

posted by monicajenner66 5 months ago
tags: education self directed learning

Mom has already stuffed a spare pack of tissues in her purse because life is about to change. Her sweet, precious, all-grown-up baby is heading off to college. Her and Dad have packed up all of the essentials for dorm life: clothes, school supplies, sheets, towels, snacks, and plenty of coffee (maybe even a wad of cash!).

Rewind! All of those items are helpful and necessary as a teen from high school transitions to adulthood in college. But how can you prepare your sweet, precious, almost-grown up baby for college, other than buying a slew of new material possessions?

We toss around the phrase “college-ready” like it’s going out of fashion. But what does that really mean? I challenge you and your family to redefine the traditional definition of “college-ready.”

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BRTW considers your child’s safety to be our primary concern.

Therefore all staff members participate in a minimum of 80 hours of initial staff training until the Executive and Field Directors believe they are proficient in the following skills:

  • Instruction in safety procedures and proper equipment usage (fuel, fire, life protection)
  • Instruction in emergency procedures like medical, evacuation, weather, or fire
  • Basic first-aid
  • Navigation skills (map and compass use for navigation)
  • Local environmental precautions (terrain, weather, insects, poisonous plants)
  • Planned response to adverse situations or emergency evacuations

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4 Ways to Redefine The Term “College-Ready”

posted by monicajenner66 6 months ago
tags: education self directed learning

Mom has already stuffed a spare pack of tissues in her purse because life is about to change. Her sweet, precious, all-grown-up baby is heading off to college. Her and Dad have packed up all of the essentials for dorm life: clothes, school supplies, sheets, towels, snacks, and plenty of coffee (maybe even a wad of cash!).

Rewind! All of those items are helpful and necessary as a teen from high school transitions to adulthood in college. But how can you prepare your sweet, precious, almost-grown up baby for college, other than buying a slew of new material possessions?

We toss around the phrase “college-ready” like it’s going out of fashion. But what does that really mean? I challenge you and your family to redefine the traditional definition of “college-ready.”

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The family is essential to the progress a student makes.

To ensure the success of our students, Ashley Green as our Family Support Therapist offers additional support to families because we believe that the more work the whole family does, the more sustainable and meaningful the child’s work will be. Ashley’s role is to offer time and space for parents to process and share their feelings, reflect on and explore family dynamics and areas of growth, and get general information about the program and their child’s experience. The frequency and focus of this support is individualized to a family’s unique needs, from providing a safe space to process feelings, to helping parents strategize how to support other siblings at home. Blue Ridge offers a menu of family supports and resources so families have choices in what will work best for them at various stages of their process. Ashley works closely with your child’s therapist to truly offer integrated, whole family care.

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4 Ways to Redefine The Term “College-Ready”

posted by monicajenner66 6 months ago
tags: self directed learning education

Defining the University Model &Why it Works(1)

Mom has already stuffed a spare pack of tissues in her purse because life is about to change. Her sweet, precious, all-grown-up baby is heading off to college. Her and Dad have packed up all of the essentials for dorm life: clothes, school supplies, sheets, towels, snacks, and plenty of coffee (maybe even a wad of cash!).

Rewind! All of those items are helpful and necessary as a teen from high school transitions to adulthood in college. But how can you prepare your sweet, precious, almost-grown up baby for college, other than buying a slew of new material possessions?

We toss around the phrase “college-ready” like it’s going out of fashion. But what does that really mean? I challenge you and your family to redefine the traditional definition of “college-ready.”

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Finding Identity in the Wilderness

I discovered this incredible work by chance while searching through a listing of outdoor jobs on an online database in the summer of 2011. As a recent college graduate, I was neck deep in the angst of entering the job force. I had never heard of Wilderness Therapy before, and honestly, I remember feeling unsure if I wanted to do it or not. I pictured a boot camp where students just cried all day and yelled at each other as field instructors ran around saying things like, “take accountability for your actions!” or, “let the tears flow!” Nonetheless, something about it captivated my imagination. So I applied for a job as a Field Instructor and read every book about it I could get my hands on. As I read Shouting At The Sky, a book describing a writer’s personal wilderness therapy experience, I started to understand that this wasn’t like anything else I had ever heard of; it sounded compassionate, powerful, raw, even sacred.

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Group Psychotherapy and Working with Group Dynamics in the Wilderness

The Brilliance of a Circle and Nature: Working with Group Dynamics in the Wilderness

A group of people sitting in a circle in the wilderness is an image we can all imagine, have seen, and/or been a part of. It's a powerful image. Why is this such a powerful image? It is something that has been going on for centuries. There is inherent wisdom, not only in the act of sitting in a circle and being a part of a group but also in what the magical element of the wilderness provides to this already rich experience.

 

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4 "Benefits" of Traditional Education

posted by monicajenner66 6 months ago
tags: self directed learning education

1. It keeps you busy.

On top of spending 8 hours a day inside a building, students get to go home with plenty to occupy their evening. Although it's been widely mandated that students only get 1 hour of homework on average each weeknight, most high school students are lucky enough to go home with at least 2 hours of homework! The standard, endorsed by the National Education Association and the National Parent-Teacher Association, is the 10 minute rule. 1st graders can have up to 10 minutes of homework a night, 20 minutes for 2nd graders, and 120 minutes for 12th graders. This makes perfect sense, but oftentimes teachers aren't communicating across different content areas. Students may very well be gifted more than the recommended amount of work to last them through the night. 

 

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Teens with Substance Abuse Develop Self Efficacy in Wilderness Therapy

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How many times have we seen someone we love refuse to do something without ever trying? In our hearts, we know that if they would just give it a try, there is a good chance that they would succeed. We may think, “They lack self-esteem or self-worth”' this is partially correct, but it is missing the most important part of the equation: Self Efficacy. Self-efficacy is one’s belief in the ability to accomplish a particular task. Self-efficacy differs from self-esteem, which is the respect one has for oneself; this is an important distinction when dealing with adolescents. For the pre-teen and teen population, the general confidence adolescents have in their ability to accomplish a task correlates directly to whether they are successful in that task or not. At Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness we find it particularly true while working with individuals suffering from substance use problems.

 

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