Every single day I live life

Every single day I live life

Green Renaissance

“Every single day I live life. It is living today. It’s not about ‘someday I’ll do this’… that may never come. You do it now.’

Joel made a decision to move out of the city, and create a more natural way of life for himself. And the positive benefits on his health have been incredible. Take a listen to his story…

We “Green Renaissance”, make these short films as passion projects, to share inspiration. You can help us make more films like this by making a tiny donation, so we can continue this journey with you – @ greenrenaissance

Who is Green Renaissance? We are a tiny collective of 4 passionate filmmakers (Warren, Jacky, Michael and Justine). We live off-grid and dedicate our time to making films that we hope will inspire and share ideas.

Green Renaissance

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• No shortcuts
• It’s hard work it’s not that easy
• My prime years
• Doctor’s rooms
• I changed the whole way of eating
• Allopathic drug
• It’s a holistic situation
• Growing my own food
• Clean water
• My priority
• It’s the air I breathe
• It’s pure free of chlorine and chemicals
• Every single day I live life
• Living today
• That may never come, you do it now
• It’s quite amazing
• Every day I am grateful that I’m here
• But that’s not the word I’m looking for
• It’s an absolute privilege to live out here

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video

• Try a mini meditation

• Enjoy a fresh pot of tea

• Treat yourself to fresh flowers

• Pen a special message

• Make time to dream big

Missing Africa #6

Missing Africa #6

“Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far” Swahili proverb

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solitude

solitude

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear” – Ram Dass

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I love to learn, I love to educate myself

I love to learn, I love to educate myself

OurKidsNet

“Montessori is not a one-child-fits-all approach to education, children are encouraged to learn at their own pace and as a result teachers often find that students show better academic performance, emotional maturity and social skills. In fact many go on to lead exceptional lives.

Freedom within limits. This phrase is often used when describing one of the key components of a Montessori school — children learn best when they are given the reins to their education. In that respect Montessori schools are structured to allow students to have an active say in what, when and how they learn, with older students as mentors and teachers as helpful guides. Special thanks to Humberside Montessori School.”

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

• Very different from the traditional classroom
• Children move around
• They choose their own activities
• They know what they need to do
• The class is divided from 3 to 6 year olds
• The lower elementary is 6-9 year olds
• The upper elementary is 9-12 year olds
• You have this age mix
• Children can progress
• Helping everyone out
• Become a real leader within the classroom
• The teacher is a link to the classroom
• The whole class helps to run the whole environment
• There are no tests, no marks, no grades
• The teacher’s role is to figure out what this child knows and how well they know it
• Purposeful activities
• They have a love of learning
• I love to learn, I love to work, I love to educate myself
• Involve the children at home in what we call practical life
• Handwriting shopping lists
• Real life living
• Help build the child’s self esteem, self-confidence
• Feel good about themselves
• They need to be involved
• The develop their self-discipline and self-will
• Every child should flourish within a Montessori Classroom

capture the heart

capture the heart

“Certain things catch your eye,

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but pursue only those that capture the heart”

– Ancient Indian Proverb

Trust

Trust

Google for Education

Compared to their counterparts in the United States and beyond, Finnish students start school later in life, go home earlier each day, and do less homework. So what makes their education system one of the finest in the world? It all comes down to one simple but powerful concept : trust.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video
• We have less homework
• Shorter school days
• Kids don’t start school until they are seven
• How do we do it?
• Trusting teachers
• Trusting schools and municipalities
• Teachers are independent
• If you want to build trust you have to give space and freedom
• It’s an ongoing discussion
• Every teacher writes a curriculum
• A common vision
• Parents, principals and teachers work together
• Students take more responsibility of their learning
• To plan, to set goals, to evaluate
• Students should be in the centre of learning
• Teachers should facilitate and activate student
• The relationship between the teacher and student

We are all connected

We are all connected

WWF South Africa

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

• Everything on our planet works together
• We need to take care of our environment
• Nurture our marine resources
• Advance renewable energy
• Promote responsible farming
• Encourage low-carbon transport
• Develop sustainable business
• Conserve our natural heritage
• Choose ethical labels
• Be wise with our water
• Safeguard our endangered species
• We are all connected

Small island – Big water

Small island – Big water

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video
• I grew up Alberta Canada
• I am one of five kids, I’m in the middle
• I liked the idea of travelling, seeing other places
• To explore
• Travel and see the world
• I became pregnant
• Ended up giving birth to Milo in Key West
• It can be an ending or a beginning
• Out in the ocean
• Beautifully and gracefully
• I wanted him to be intelligent
• Non-judgmental
• By nature I think he’s going to be a resilient person
• The sea life
• Fish lay their eggs
• A daily part of my life
• It’s a small island big water

and the waves they wash over me

and the waves they wash over me

Jeremy Loops
Jeremy Hewitt, (born 4 March 1984), known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African singer and songwriter.

The sun keeps calling
And I’ve been chasing early
So give me the coffee in the morning
A kiss when she leaves me
To get my day started
So I breathe in life
And get to another rhythm and I’m in the flow
Sitting in the backline, waiting for the perfect one

And the waves came, washed over me

Maybe I’ve been stallin’
Baby I just won’t curve it
Just to keep it in your pocket
Kisses when she needs me
Loving and a locket

I want to be water
Skipping rocks in my soul again
Pebbles on Long Beach, slowly turning into sand

And the waves came, washed over me

And the waves they, wash over me
As the riptide pulls me out into the deep
It surrounds me, holds me, follows when I breath
But the air is clear and I am here

And the waves came, washed over me

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be

be

As you walk and eat and travel

be where you are

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otherwise you will miss most of your life – Buddha

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Look up #13 – Live now

Look up #13 – Live now

[LabofOrnithology]

This FeederWatch cam is located in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Perched on the edge of both Sapsucker Woods and its 10-acre pond, these feeders attract both forest species like chickadees and woodpeckers as well as some species that prefer open environments near water like Red-winged Blackbirds.

Watch LIVE at  All About Birds  for news, updates, and more information about the pond and its surroundings.

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tell them

tell them

If you love someone tell them

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because hearts are often broken

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by words left unspoken – pamela daranjo

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Strength and courage

Strength and courage

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”. –Lao Tzu

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Lao-Tzu (also known as Laozi or Lao-Tze) was a Chinese philosopher credited with founding the philosophical system of Taoism. He is best known as the author of the Tao-Te-Ching, the work which exemplifies his thought. The name by which he is known is not a personal name but an honorific title meaning `Old Man’ or `Old Teacher’ and there has been countless speculation as to whether an individual by that name ever existed or whether Lao-Tzu is an amalgam of many different philosophers. The historian Durant writes, “Lao-Tze, greatest of the pre-Confucian philosophers, was wiser than Teng Shih; he knew the wisdom of silence, and lived, we may be sure, to a ripe old age – though we are not sure that he lived at all” (652). If he did exist, he is thought to have lived in the 6th century BCE. Read MORE

[Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]