June 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm #26227
I think I just coined a phrase–Lech-traordinaire! haha!
BIO: Met my husband in 7th grade, married at 18 & he joined the Army for 10 years before being medically retired. For 8 years, I’ve taught just about everything: 9-12 Alternative School, College Western Civ & Art Appreciation, 2nd grade, 1st grade, EC-5 Computer Lab, 7th Tx History, Girls Athletics Coach (Volleyball & Track), 8th World History & ELAR in Mexico City, 8th US History & 6th World Cultures. I’m big into volunteering and mission work, have two beautiful daughters ages 9 and 7, and am looking forward to homeschooling them this fall. I’m NOT looking forward to going down to one income and hope to make some type of money off the eCourses and work from home.
Anyway, here’s my intro video. As you’ll see I have 3 possible routes I’m interested in pursuing for my eCourse creation. I could also go into a Parenting/Homeschooling/God-inspiration route but I’m not sure what problem little ole’ me can solve.
Enjoy the vid!June 27, 2016 at 8:15 pm #26240
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
THE PARENT MANUAL! Loving where you’re going with this Miss Lech. I think it’s freaking brilliant. I wish my parents would’ve had one and I bet there’s a lot of other kids out there who wish their parents made the effort to understand them more. Really excited to walk up the mountain with you and bring this manual to life! Welcome @amielech!June 27, 2016 at 8:35 pm #26246
Love it Amie! Your characters are so great!
Boy, do I ever need a manual. I’ve got 5 kids, 3 currently at home, of which 2 are teenage girls. A manual (and some armor) would be great!
I’ve learned so much from my older two daughters (20 & 24) that I almost feel like I could write the parent manual myself EXCEPT I can’t. Every time I feel like I have a parenting strategy figured out, the rules seem to change because the next child is so different.
I love the idea of teaching kids/teens how to talk to adults. I learned that lesson the hard way with my oldest daughter. I never quite taught her that skill and she struggled to do the easiest daily tasks after she left home, usually revolving around communication.
I can’t wait to see what you do here on the mountain. I know there can easily be some collaboration in our futures!June 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm #26400
Hi Amie, looks like we’ve got quite a bit in common. Teaching, homeschooling, and kids (my pair are a year older than your pair, I feel your frustration! 😉 ).
I’m also looking forward to chatting about the “9-12 alternative school.” (I started a high school from scratch and learned a lot before we shut the doors.)
I heard a ton of great things you could teach. I think your issue will parallel mine — picking where to *start* building! Follow the path up the mountain and I’m sure you’ll gain clarity as you go!
Blessings.June 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm #26443
My 9-12 Alternative School was housed within the Public High School, but the town was so tiny I practically knew all their older brothers and sisters from when I was in High School! Those kids just wanted to get out of school as fast as possible and start their lives–they weren’t trouble makers at all and only 1 or 2 who were legitimately worrisome out of about 20 or so. Some were pregnant, as that was their delivery and recovery year for being a new mom. They were so talented; it was THAT position that made me want to be a teacher!
Looking forward to getting to know you and talking more!
Looks like the Parent Manual might be the winner? 🙂 I’d say that’s a huge success for Week 1, Day 1!
AmieJune 28, 2016 at 6:21 pm #26455
That’s very cool, Aime — both the alternative school inspiration and getting excited about the parenting manual. Use the excitement, hold on loosely to your ideas, and head up the trail. You may find yourself totally surprised by what comes up as you climb the mountain! (I know I have been…who’da thunk I’d be taking people into space to join the Compassionate Trade Guild…certainly not me when I stepped on the mountain…)June 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm #26465
Compassionate Trade Guild?!?! Ok, I’m going to have to Adventure Stalk you on here for a few days and figure out what THAT’S about! Sounds AMAZING!!!!
Thanks for the advice!! I’m am an OCD organizer until it actually comes to implementation; then I’m just kind of along for the ride. 🙂 At least, that’s how it’s always been in my classroom. Now that I’m out in the real world with adults??? I have no idea and will be bowing to the advice from the experts! 😉
AmieJune 28, 2016 at 9:26 pm #26499
Nice. Great video!! Glad to see that there is so many people wanting to make courses for young people. They need the most help. Love the idea about showing them how to live healthy lifestyles!!July 15, 2016 at 5:33 am #27936
Your course ideas are sooo cool!
Way to go for the parent manual idea. I have 2 boys. One aged 14 and the other 6yrs. I trained as a Relax Kids Coach as part of my parenting journey to support my eldest child. I worked as a coach in schools for a little while with a programme called ‘Chill Skills’
i wish that some of these skills were part of the mainstream curriculum and valued in the same way as some of the core subjects. Life skills and learning to interpret and regulate emotions are just as valuable skills to learn, especially in this fast-paced digital age.
So glad you are creating a course to support both children and Parents, it’s so needed!
Looking forward to seeing how your course develops. X
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