Posts Tagged "self esteem"

Encouraging Fathers With The Teachable Spirit

»Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in teachable spirit | 0 comments

Encouraging Fathers With The Teachable Spirit

How does a young father get experience? How does a young father become successful? What motivates a young father to continue in spite of how he feels? Teaching is one of the best ways the teachable spirit learns. During my tenure teaching Adult Basic Education (ABE) to students at Highline Community College (HCC) in the hope of assisting them to obtain their General Educational Development (GED) diploma, I used various topics and ideas to assist the process of developing essay writing skills. One concept I used frequently was asking them to talk about the difference they are today compared to ten years ago. Reflecting on maturing as a father, one student wrote the following essay: The person I am today is completely different than the person I was ten years...

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Encouraging Growth: Why Education?

»Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in encouraging growth | 0 comments

Encouraging Growth: Why Education?

Why is education so vital to the Maasai of the Kimana Rift Valley or to the children of Ingrid Education Centre? Although this may seem like a rhetorical question, encouraging growth through clarifying the issues being addressed as well as the value of energy and money bestowed on a remote part of the world is key to understanding why Dr. Warren Bruhl and Dr. Jeff Kahrs, why Mr. Ken and Sandy Taylor, and why Douglas Monene and Ingrid Education Centre are integral players in contributing to the well-being and social integration of Kenya’s greatest under served and under resourced population. In my own experience, I have found education to be valuable for the following reasons: increased confidence and self-esteem provided opportunity for...

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