Just keep on walking

Just keep on walking

What happened? Why did life go from a place of wonder to a place of routine and predictability? Can we bring it back again?

To live an adventurous life, you just have to define it. It’s different for every person. Figure out what lights you up inside? What did you do for fun as a child? Go do those things again. It’s as simple as that. Stop waiting for life to happen to you. Make life happen for yourself.

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

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

I always wanted to be an explorer
One day sooner or later
I wanted to be free
Travel to the unknown
It’s good for our soul
To become more tolerant
The different values, cultures, religions, different habits
If you open up your soul
Conscious about the present
Everything can change
The backpack gets heavier and heavier
Throw it away
Don’t look back too much – look forward
We can influence our lives
It’s like a gift
The last great exploration
Just keep on walking, just keep on walking

Filmed with Isabella, in East London, South Africa.

What it feels like to be alive

What it feels like to be alive

Watch the following video :

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Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • The purest water and air
  • A natural richness
  • The true currency of life
  • The kingdom of abundance
  • A land of giants
  • It forces you to re-think life’s measures
  • What is big, what is power, what is important
  • Supreme nature, super natural
  • Altitude swings that take you from sea to sky
  • From rainforest to desert to snow-capped peaks
  • This is the place where wildlife thrives
  • Mother Nature
  • Masterpieces forever in the making
  • Standing on the edge of the world
  • The deafening quiet of a mystical morning
  • It reminds of what it feels like to be alive
  • To find the wild within

Map of British Columbia :

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A person is a person because of people – Zulu Proverb

A person is a person because of people – Zulu Proverb

(present perfect film)

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :
Don’t you think they grow up pretty fast
You have to be a grown up sometime
Social isolation
Closely correlated with loneliness
Mental and physical decline
We’ve invited you to come and celebrate happiness with us
Come again, come when you can

The Birds of Paradise

The Birds of Paradise

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • They transform themselves into something that you’ve never seen before
  • They are unlike any creatures on earth
  • Most outstanding phenomena ever witnessed
  • Evolutionary Biologist
  • Wildlife photographer
  • 39 Species of these miraculous birds
  • In an attempt to comprehend their secrets
  • How did that come to be
  • Exceptional Beauty
  • One of nature’s most extraordinary hidden wonders

Some interesting facts :

Males use their voices to broadcast their location and entice distant females to come and look. When females approach, males turn on the visuals, which often come with their own more intimate sounds.

A map of New Guinea

New Guinea

Explore more @ Birds of Paradise Project 

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Learning how to fly

Learning how to fly

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Abandoned by his flock, Bigbird the pelican stumbled ashore after a storm and was taken in by the staff of Greystoke Mahale in Tanzania. Watch as Bigbird learns to fly for the first time.

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video:

He was swimming off the lake after a big storm and he couldn’t fly

He has lost his parents

Come on my boy you are going to go for a fly

Spread your wings, spread your wings

We have actually had to teach him to fly,

By running up and down the beach

Flapping our arms

Would you stay in a tree house?

Would you stay in a tree house?

[Africa Travel Channel]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Indigenous forest
  • We are a haven for those who long to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature
  • The young at heart
  • A true nature enthusiast’s hideout
  • Hand crafted
  • Self catering
  • Environmentally friendly tree houses
  • The lush evergreen forest
  • Modern day essentials
  • Uncompromising views
  • Over the tree tops
  • An ideal romantic honeymoon destination
  • A family breakaway
  • A life changing experience

Teniqua Treetops is a unique, tented tree house resort, offering eco accommodation, occupying a position high on the foothills of the ancient Outeniqua mountain range, yet situated along the magical Garden Route, close to the magnificent sea shores of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Teniqua Map

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Further information : Teniqua Tree Tops

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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

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

Learning not for school – but for life

Learning not for school – but for life

Explore the Finnish education system and its success factors.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :
• Lifelong learning begins in early childhood
• High-quality education
• Equal learning opportunities
• Education is free
• Guidance and counseling
• Forward-looking learning methods
• Advanced digital applications to engage learners
• Coding, reading, writing and arithmetic
• Out of the classroom, into the world
• Vocational education and training
• Straight to work life
• Capable and committed teachers
• 100% of Finnish teachers hold a Master’s degree
• Teacher-student interaction
• Lifelong learning is encouraged
• Learning not for school – but for life