I had a great experience this weekend! Brandi had seen that I was interested on Facebook, and followed up with a direct message informing me about the FREE workshop for Bridging the Gap Between the Community and Schools: Empowering Educators to Empower Students. We watched a video, did a writing exercise that was helpful for identifying what exactly we were doing as educators and goals for the future, and then we met some members of the local community for networking. All of the presenters/guests were relevant and provided contact info for future networking and collaboration. I noticed a common theme as were going through the writing exercise. There was no one there for selfish agendas. We all had gathered on a Saturday morning, and on a holiday weekend at that, for the greater good (as educators, for our students and tomorrow’s leaders). The outcome of the workshop and my own personal reflections were pretty epic! I realized there are so many people ready for change! This is a major movement and we are on the brink of a major revolution. Let’s grow the movement!
Thoughtful. An ability to interact with colleagues in a different way. We are all human.
It was helpful to take a step away from day to day to see consumes in a different way. Learning about my colleagues. It gave me a stronger connection to my colleagues.
Absolutely a delight! The ability to shift set away from work and dive deep emotionally. Reaffirmation of stuff I already knew and treasured. Temporary spike in a baseline level of connection that was already high.
Uplifting. Sharing; getting to know others. Gave me greater ability to self reflect.
Uplifting, valuable process of thinking (loved both the video & workshop!) I need to start implementing my visions now!
I enjoyed being led into sorting my thoughts.
I really enjoyed the format of showing the documentary first, providing time to collect and write our thoughts with guided instructions and to reflect, share with others. Opportunity to intentionally reflect and write honestly what our purpose is and goals are, to hear and collaborate with others in the group.
Loved joining in with teachers and learning about a new way of doing things.
Love it! Good variety. Peaceful ambiance. Perfect setting.
Beautiful. Kia ora.
I really enjoyed the guided meditation. I learned how to do a meditation and the importance of giving to ourselves.
I truly enjoyed how deep you made us dig into ourselves! The meditation opened my heart and mind!
Love of self.
Pono, ohana, akua
Kiana is an amazing coach & human being. She coached me on how to share my story for the “Aha Awa & Storytellers” Event, and she is a powerful facilitator. She has a talent in encouraging others to realize their experiences and feelings in such a pure and loving way. She allowed me to cry and release a lot of emotion around my personal story, and she really had a way in making me feel comfortable and safe over the phone before we even met in person. Her spirit is so positive and full of unconditional love for everyone, and I highly recommend her services & coaching!
Beautiful! Learning more about my co-workers personally. We’re all human. Have same life experiences and can use that to help each other.
It was awesome! Making the gingerbread house together. I learned that we all have different personalities but we all work together.
Amazing! Discovering that we each make a difference in each other’s lives. I learned that we were all once a part of something, but something brought all of us together + made us greater.
Meaningful and full of love. Everyone’s participation & honesty. Show hows truly loving and open people at Rebound are.
Great. Everyone working together. We are one team that supports each other at work daily.
Hearing each person in my group talk, such lovely personalities! Painting!
Jealousy, it is such a constant struggle that is not talked about openly enough. Painting! So fun!
The thought exercise was valuable in helping me to identify road blocks in my path.
It was a healing aspect to it. And I think it was awesome that you brought in other organizations.
I learned a lot of facts about water and the importance of it for so many things.
I normally don’t like speaking in front of people but I felt very relaxed and honest with my answers (even though I didn’t talk). You have a very calming presence.
It was very peaceful.
Hopeful, inspiring, self-awakening
Unifying, community, aloha