Last week we watched a video with Kirk Cousins (Vikings Quarterback) sharing about his role as a leader, the importance of trusting the Holy Spirit’s leading over his own ideas, and the desire to serve God in all he does. What a great way to kickoff something new taking place in the elementary studio - … Continue reading Huddle Up – The ES Has Squad Groups!
Journey Academy heroes take ownership of their learning. They build self-esteem and increase confidence when they set their goals each morning, looking over their badge books, and making decisions on their own. They are intrinsically motivated to focus, stay on task in order to meet their goals. They are in control of the pace and … Continue reading Owning their Learning
Every morning, the heroes set goals for the day. They also confidently set their goals for the whole school year. Setting goals helps them take responsibility for their own behaviors and learning. As they set goals, they make a conscious choice to challenge themselves and make tough decisions to deal with any obstacles they … Continue reading Heroes with Goals
Journey Academy was so blessed to welcome a special visitor this past week. Many of you had the pleasure of meeting Ellie and hear her speak about her experience as a pioneer in education. She was part of the first graduating class at Acton Academy in Austin, Texas. We are beyond thankful for her insight … Continue reading Dream Big. Pray Big.
The ELS heroes have accepted the challenge to develop grit. They have convinced each other that effort counts twice than talent. Many heroes chose perseverance as the most important character trait for them to succeed. And although at first they did not know what resilience meant, they were confident that they were resilient because they … Continue reading Getting Gritty
The Entrepreneurship Quest has officially begun and these heroes are eager for the arrival of the Children’s Business Fair on Saturday, September 29. This week the heroes picked a product they will sell, wrote a pitch, and shared it with their parents. Many of you received a call yesterday about supporting your hero’s passion by … Continue reading We Are Entrepreneurs!
Amelia I have the power to take care of animals. Annabelle I have the power to help people with what they need. Cole I have the power to do math. David I have the power to be creative. Evi I have the power to tell the truth. Maddy I have the power to be a … Continue reading The Amazing Journey Academy Heroes
The first couple of weeks have been full of heroes getting to know one another and begin to understand the Journey Academy processes. Tribe Building has taken place each day in the afternoon. During one tribe building activity, the heroes decorated two blank puzzle pieces to represent how God has created each of them different. … Continue reading Building the Tribe
Throughout these last three weeks, the EMS heroes were given the challenge to start a no-match fire. What began as many failed attempts for the EMS heroes ended up being their greatest accomplishment and achievement at last night’s exhibition! After each attempt that would not work, the EMS heroes showed great determination and applied new … Continue reading Survival Exhibition: Look What You CAN Do With A Growth Mindset!
The ELS Heroes surely did not only survive through challenges and struggles this school year, but they conquered them all. Empowered by the Spirit of the Lord from the moment they sang the Fruits of the Spirit song at the beginning of the school year, they have been victorious in every quest. As they … Continue reading Not Just Mere Survivors, but More Than Conquerors