My first-grade experience would not have passed muster with modern educational gurus. Our teacher didn’t use the new cure-all Common Core curriculum, there were no such creatures as statewide learning standards and some kids were left behind in reading.
Nevertheless, our huge, high-ceilinged classroom on the first floor of the old, un-air conditioned A. E. Phillips School was before its time. We had learning centers, only we didn’t know it, because nobody had officially invented learning centers back then.
Question: My wife and I agree that we need a budget, but whenever I suggest that we stop talking about it and start living on a real budget, she gets defensive and says I am pressuring her. What should I do?
Answer: Author John Maxwell tells the story of a friend who showed him a list of New Year’s resolutions: be nicer to people; eat nutritious food; be more giving to friends; cut down on sweets and fats; be less critical of others.
“Do you think you’ll be able to keep them all?” Maxwell asked.
The 2015 National 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Leadership Institute took place Aug. 4-8. This youth development program hosted 21 youth from thirteen different states at the campus of California State University, Fresno. The National 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Leadership Institute — sometimes referred to as the Ambassador Program — is designed to promote 4-H and 4-H Shooting Sports.