Entries by Education for Life

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: Servant of God By Nakin Lenti Abraham Lincoln is remembered primarily as the preserver of the Union and the president who freed the slaves. But far less is known about his deep spirituality and devotion to God, qualities too often overlooked by modern secular historians in their attempt to assess Lincoln’s presidency and […]

Academic Achievement and Education for Life

Education for Life (EFL) is based on a balanced development of the four Tools of Maturity: the body, feelings, will, and intellect. In contrast, mainstream education with its one-pointed focus on obtaining higher test scores has increasingly emphasized the training of intellect at the expense of activities that promote growth in the other areas. It […]

Food Drive

When we first met as a new Families for a New Tomorrow (FNT) group in the fall of last year, our families together decided that we want to collect food for those in need. It was really powerful when as families, we spoke about hunger. To the younger children, we talked about what it meant […]

Magical Chain and Fairy Lanterns

As part of our game/projects, the kids made a Magical Chain and Fairy Lanterns. We decorated a Christmas tree with the colorful chain and lanterns. I started by telling the following story. It went something like this: Once upon a time, there was a Magical Christmas Tree. It was tall and beautiful, but this is not […]

Service Is Joy!

We started the FNT first meeting with Super Conscious Living Exercises followed by chanting Joy, Joy Ever New Joy. Nitai led the meeting. He explained that we can feel joy in the heart by picturing  joy as a balloon that becomes bigger and bigger. Then he led a short meditation. Opening Activity: (~20 minutes) We played […]

Filling Your Bucket

We began the meeting in a circle, singing songs and doing simple yoga/energization exercises that the children were leading. We also played a version of “getting to know your group” game. Opening activity: (~15 min) We then read the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids” and talked about […]