There has been so much to share, but no time to share it. Perhaps one day I will make more regular entries in this blog. But I will check in, with myself mostly, and to any curious readers.
At two and a half years it is hard to know what impact we are making. Our meeting attendance is still small, although they are beautiful heart-felt experiences each and every one. Our yoga and consciousness explorations is also small, but beautiful. Basically, in general, participation is our biggest hurdle.
I have decided to take a step back and start focusing on building the curriculum content. I have a website dedicated to this, and yet I have had no time to work on it. Our main-stay family continues to participate in the youth programming, but only a couple others have joined so far.
This is giving me a chance to formalize much of what has been only in action and in my mind so far. This will be something of a gift to the future of the project, since it will help build the vision for new groups to come.
The cornerstone of the youth programming curriculum is the Ambassadors of Kindness. This I hope to have fully published by the end of the year. I also hope to make all proceeds from the publications a form of income to the posterity of the Community House.
The Conceptual Math curriculum is also an important piece of the programming. It really is a novel approach and I have seen how well it works. It deserves to be shared far and wide. I hope to create a pilot program using yoga and embodied movement on the base 10 circle. This approach is completely unique, but consistent with how the brain works with the basic concepts of math. Using this approach would help to lay down the foundation of basic numeracy that our traditional methods do not come close to achieving.
It is truly a gift to our non-traditional learners struggling with traditional ways of teaching.
I believe we are here to share our gifts with the world, and the hope is that the Community House will help many people, of all ages, in years to come uncover and discover their gifts, and then step out with courage onto their path.
An Idealist-Realist. Striving to Bring those Idealistic Dreams into Reality.