“I Can Do This”

by Danielle McGrath - Kids Program Director

Recently I heard the words, “ I love a challenge,” from one of the students in the Transported After School Pukulan Program.

We were working slowly for good alignment on a more advanced form. His battle cry of loving the process of learning inspired the whole class to deep dive into their training. There were hoots and hollers all around. I was the loudest!

Learning to embrace a challenge with a “can do” problem solving mentality builds the internal strength of a student. It feels so great to have put in the work to eventually feel and demonstrate the mastery of a skill. Talent only goes so far but a strong work ethic and love of the process will benefit students in every part of their lives ….and it’s just more fun!

Check out this article that speaks to how many of us approach teaching at One With Heart.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-secret-to-raising-smart-kids1/