I received this email from a parent this week and simply had to share.
Do you get Tim Elmore‘s emails? He sent one about building confidence this week that had 5 ways we can cultivate confidence in students. They are all EXACTLY what Brookstone does and why I’m glad my children are there. 🙂
With that, I simply had to look up the email myself and see to what she was referring. And it’s true – Brookstone works each and every day in a variety of ways to develop these skills in our children. I couldn’t have written a better description myself.
Not surprisingly, we love Tim Elmore. He has been to campus multiple times to teach our parents and work with our students. (You can read about some of the past experiences even on this blog!)
But these are not new things that Brookstone is doing. We have been doing them for decades. In fact, a couple of years ago, our faculty collaborated together to develop what we call the “Portrait of a Graduate” – what we believe the students who graduate from Brookstone look like. The number one adjective our faculty used to describe our graduates was “confident.” The second most popular description of our graduates by our faculty? “Servant leaders.” That’s a combination powerful enough to change the world.
Thank you, Brookstone, for all the ways you pour into our children. For the countless ways you cultivate and reinforce confidence in our children, the opportunities you give them to push themselves out of their comfort zones, to serve, to lead and to achieve. It is the endless numbers of skills you teach them outside of the classroom that maximize what is being taught within them. As parents, we are forever grateful.
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