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Thriving in Adversity - A Case for Inclement Weather

G4 camp

It was a sunny day, and very cold. A bitter wind whipped across the gap where we were camping, moving in like roaring waves from the next ridge and quickly stripping away any ambient heat from the fire. Despite being early afternoon, it was very cold. Most of the new members of the group were working on personal assignments in the large 10-person tent that protected us from the elements

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25 Ways To Drive More E-commerce Store Traffic Without Buying Ads

posted by monicajenner66 18 days ago
tags: seo eCommerce traffic

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It’s no secret that e-commerce sales are exploding. With more consumers shopping online than ever before, retailers have their work cut out for them to get noticed.  But what if you don’t have the budget for ads? Are you doomed to fade into the online abyss?

Absolutely not.

Over half of the consumer population prefers to shop online. Great news for online retailers like you, right? But with the proliferation of online marketplaces and hoards of choices available to consumers, it’s tough to get the attention you need to drive traffic and revenue.

Thankfully, you don’t need a huge advertising budget to increase your e-commerce traffic. I’m going to show you 25 ways to get more visitors shopping in your online marketplace without spending a dime on ads.

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Thriving in Adversity - A Case for Inclement Weather

posted by monicajenner66 18 days ago
tags: education self directed learning

G4 camp

It was a sunny day, and very cold. A bitter wind whipped across the gap where we were camping, moving in like roaring waves from the next ridge and quickly stripping away any ambient heat from the fire. Despite being early afternoon, it was very cold. Most of the new members of the group were working on personal assignments in the large 10-person tent that protected us from the elements. A few who had been there the longest opted to brave the weather and prepare a hot meal for the group. One girl posted up in the vestibule of the tent, pumping clean water for everyone’s water bottles. One moved quickly, gathering and adding sticks to the raging fire that burned them to coals almost as quickly as she could add them. And one lovingly chopped vegetables for a cheesy veggie pasta dish. All were smiling, and casually discussing their favorite things about the schools they attended. I realized in that moment that despite the adverse conditions, we were not merely surviving, we were thriving.

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Intrinsic vs Extrensic Motivation

posted by monicajenner66 18 days ago
tags: education self directed learning
Defining the University Model &Why it Works(4) How are you motivated?

Do you like to be told what to do? Neither do I. In fact; I hate it. I become rebellious. That said, I love for people to expose me to new concepts and methods of accomplishing tasks and reaching my goals. At my core I want to be better than what I think I can be, I need to be better than what others think I can be, and I want to know ways to be better, do better, etc...I just need people to show/talk to me in a way that intrigues me. I might have issues with authority and rebellion and…well, that’s another blog post.

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Parent Workshop – April 12 & 13 in Clayton, GA

love you mom

At Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness, we believe that respectfully addressing the family dynamics and improving communication between parents and children throughout the entire process is paramount. The family is essential to the progress a student makes.

Our next parent workshop is April 12 & 13 in Clayton, GA. These workshops are designed to be small to individualize the focus on your specific families.

  • Learn more about your child’s experience.
  • Understand and practice the tools they are using.
  • Learn how to identify the needs beneath the behavior and make a plan for your family.
  • Get support from and connect with other families.

There are times when the workshops can correspond to a visit or discharge, so feel free to talk with your field therapist about this as well.

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Negativity Bias in Family Relationships

posted by monicajenner66 21 days ago
tags: health wilderness therapy

BRTW-21-min

Negativity bias is a term used to describe the tendency of the human brain to notice problems or threats more readily than positive or beneficial situations. One theory on why this tendency exists is that it has historically had survival value. If, while sitting around the fire, we hear a stick break in the darkness nearby, some may dismiss it as harmless, and others may assume it is a wild beast looking to eat them. More often than not, those who panic are wrong, but the consequences of that are minimal. When those who dismiss the potential threat are wrong, though, rare as it may be, the consequences are deadly. Those who more frequently noticed dangerous situations were more likely to survive and pass on their genes. 

This pattern of focusing on the negative while ignoring the positive can have a devastating effect on our relationships. If we are not aware and active in countering our negativity bias, we may end up with the majority of our interactions with our children or other

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High School and Beyond

posted by monicajenner66 22 days ago
tags: education self directed learning

Democratic School

At Makarios we support students in becoming innovative, responsible, and empowered adults who are equipped to create their own unique path to fulfillment and success.

The goal of education at Makarios is to equip students to be well-informed and well-rounded critical thinkers with knowledge across a wide variety of practical topics—with an emphasis on the student’s key areas of interest. Staff perform regular evaluations toreview student progress and help families achieve the academic goals customized for each student. The focus is on competency rather than grades and test scores. Students are offered university style high school programs, the opportunity to take college prep tests, dual-credit classes, and receive mentoring to create a college or career transition plan that addresses their goals.

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25 Ways To Drive More E-commerce Store Traffic Without Buying Ads

posted by monicajenner66 22 days ago
tags: seo eCommerce traffic

It’s no secret that e-commerce sales are exploding.With more consumers shopping online than ever before, retailers have their work cut out for them to get noticed.

But what if you don’t have the budget for ads? Are you doomed to fade into the online abyss?

Absolutely not.

Over half of the consumer population prefers to shop online. Great news for online retailers like you, right?

But with the proliferation of online marketplaces and hoards of choices available to consumers, it’s tough to get the attention you need to drive traffic and revenue.

Thankfully, you don’t need a huge advertising budget to increase your e-commerce traffic.

I’m going to show you 25 ways to get more visitors shopping in your online marketplace without spending a dime on ads.

 

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Educational and Therapeutic Consultants

posted by monicajenner66 22 days ago
tags: health wilderness therapy

Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness strongly encourages families to enlist the services of a professional Educational and/or Therapeutic Consultant. An Educational Consultant is an expert in the out-of-home placement referral process. Educational Consultants provide quality assurance, advocacy, independent collaboration of treatment, and seamless communication from program to program

Parents in crisis often face overwhelming emotions and may not be aware of the available options. An Educational Consultant can help to sort through the alternatives to determine which option best meets the needs of your child and family. To read more about what an Educational or Therapeutic Consultant does, click here What is an Educational Consultant, Therapeutic Consultant, or Placement Expert?

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Teenage Stress Levels in Traditional vs Progressive Schools.

posted by monicajenner66 23 days ago
tags: education self directed learning
Muffin or Cupcake?

According to the American Psychology Association, the main health concern for teens in 9th - 12th grade is stress. Not drinking, drugs, unprotected sex, car accidents, or reckless behaviours. Are you surprised? Isn't high school supposed to be one of the best seasons of your life instead of the most stressful? Friday night football games, spring theatre productions, sleepovers, dating, gaining freedom with a driver's license, prom, sports teams...the list could go on and on. But all recent data and statistics speak otherwise. It makes me really sad for the teenagers of this generation. My high school years were so full of life, adventure and lessons and of course, lots of fun!

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