Heroic Parenting 2

Choosing a hero’s journey as a parenting strategy changes everything. We don’t have to be experts,  psychologists or a super parents. We just have to say yes to the adventure each day, seek mentors and guides, face the ordeals as they come with courage and get back up when we fail. And remember…

Parents in Waiting

“This is going to happen. I can’t control it. I’m just waiting.” A pregnant mother shared these words with a giggle as we chatted in a long line at the grocery store. When I moved the conversation to her soon-to-arrive child, the idea of “waiting” became something very different. Expecting…

Would you like to Build a Cathedral?

The effectiveness of most methods of motivation used in today’s challenges, branding traditional “carrot and stick” approaches as out of date and out of touch with what is necessary to motivate people. The most effective techniques available to us now are comprised of three primary elements-- autonomy, mastery and purpose.  …

2017 Session 2, Week 3

Halloween week has officially come and gone! We hope everyone had a safe and fun time with loads of sweet treats! With the excitement of spending Halloween together and the following energy crash, we saw a change in our Heroes this week. Energy was high, but intention was noticeably low.…

2017 Session 2, Week 2

Session 2, Week 2 This week, our Heroes on the Survivor Quest dove into the importance of clean water and how to collect and filter it. Our learners spent the week researching the water cycle, discussing water ownership and usage laws, and building solar stills and water filtration systems. Our…

2017 Session 2, Week 1

Session 2, Week 1 Back in action! After our first session break, we were back this week to begin the Survivor Quest. Over the course of five weeks, the Acton Jax Heroes will learn, build, and demonstrate skills they could use to survive in the wilderness. This week, we also…

Welcome Back to Acton Jax!

We’re back! We took a summertime hiatus, but we have returned with the first session of the 2017-18 school year under our belts. Thank you to all our followers for your continued patience and support; we are excited to get back in contact with you! Acton Jax started this school…
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