Welcome to Consider This a podcast from the Wilberforce School.
On consider this we address issues educators and parents face in the formation of children.
Marty Machowski-Passing Down Gospel Truths
What do locust have to do with sharing gospel truths with your children and grandchildren? Surprisingly, Marty Machowski explores the story in Exodus 10 of the plague of locusts in Egypt, to reveal God’s redemptive plan throughout history. His story is for your children and grandchildren ...for the generations. Listen in as Marty encourages parents, helps us laugh, and gives us fresh vigour to tell the story.
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Junior Projects - What They Teach Us
The “Junior Project" is a marquee experience in the Wilberforce Upper School. Each junior chooses a project they are passionate about or a specific area of interest. Students are paired with a faculty advisor who work alongside the student as he or she labors on the project for several months. Projects range from engineering to the arts to service and entrepreneurship. The project gives students an opportunity to dive deep into an area of interest and discover if it is a possibility to pursue for college and a future career. It is a maturing experience requiring students to develop a product they are proud of. Please listen and hear some of the unique and impressive Junior Projects from this year, which range from sketch comedy to documentaries on beauty standards, to original architectural design for a new Wilberforce athletic facility.
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Get a Job
"What did you do this summer?" is a universal question asked of most students by friends, teachers, and even college admissions officers. How should high school students be answering this question? Even with snow on the ground, the beginnings of summer plans are starting to form. Listen to several of our Wilberforce seniors share their summer job experiences and the impact it had on them.
Read an article from "Aiming Higher Consultants," on how summer jobs can not only impact college admissions, but also "forge self-respect, confidence, time management, frugality, and an old-fashioned work ethic."
A long-time goal for our school is to develop a program where student initiatives and entrepreneurial enterprises are developed, and shared. Listen to our latest podcast, as junior Annie Whitman describes the “Entrepreneurship Incubator” she is implementing here at Wilberforce. A platform to showcase and grow Wilberforce’s increasing number of young entrepreneurs. Annie is joined by a couple other enterprising young students who have successfully launched their own businesses.
Along with reading great books and solving big problems in physics in class, outside of class these innovative young women are learning the creative problem solving skills of starting a new business.
Justin Earley Part 2
Author, Justin Earley, spoke to our Middle and Upper School students last week about his story of enduring hardship and cultivating habits. What he shared requires time and community to process. Initially, you may feel conflicted about your habits and how it is impacting your life profoundly; but what does this mean for you now?
A few of our high school students sat down with faculty member, John Moscatello, and had a follow-up conversation about their time with Justin Earley. In just 10 minutes hear their reactions, responses, and what they learned as they ponder how habits are helping them (or not) prepare for the present and the future.
Justin Earley: Ordinary Habits Extraordinary Lives
Justin Whitmel Earley, author of The Common Rule, shared with our school this week how habits are shaping our lives consciously or subconsciously. Justin challenged us to recognize how our habits reflect what we believe and worship. Listen in, and hear Justin share the theology and neurology behind our habits as well as challenging us to new habits.