Una's Podcast of The Lexington School

Honoring Our Veterans: The Power of Resilience

November 10, 2020 The Lexington School
Una's Podcast of The Lexington School
Honoring Our Veterans: The Power of Resilience
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Una's Podcast of The Lexington School
Honoring Our Veterans: The Power of Resilience
Nov 10, 2020
The Lexington School

Today is Veterans Day when we pay tribute to the military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans Day makes it the perfect time to reflect upon resilience, one of our six Mission Skills, and a core value of TLS that goes back to the very first day of school in 1959.

Resilience is the ability to finish what one begins, trying hard even after experiencing failure, working diligently and independently, and recognizing setbacks as temporary. Resilience is brushing off our skinned knees, getting up, and moving forward with a renewed determination.

The U.S. Armed Forces train in the highest form of resiliency, which is the reason I've asked two very impressive TLS parents, General David Jenkins and Lieutenant Jeff Milward '99 to join me on this November podcast to talk about their experiences with resilience throughout their lives as students, parents, and as members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

I hope you will listen so you can learn as much as I did during my time talking with them.  We discussed everything from leadership, to contingency planning, to parenting.  I love the way General Jenkins sums it all up when he says, "I never lose. I either win or I learn.”

I hope you will take twenty minutes of your day to listen to this enjoyable podcast and to join me in recognizing the men and women of the military. They are models of resilience for all of us. We are grateful for their service and their tutelage as we grow in strength and purpose as educators, students, parents, and friends.

Additional Presentations and Resources:

"Veterans in Our Family" is a beautiful slideshow produced with love from TLS fourth and fifth graders and their families, faculty, and staff. It is a tribute to those in our TLS family who have served our country. The musical recording was from last year's Grandparents Day fourth and fifth-grade performances. Enjoy this lovely presentation that honors those closest to us. CLICK HERE.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance   by Angela Duckworth


Support the show (https://community.thelexingtonschool.org/development/donate-now)

Show Notes

Today is Veterans Day when we pay tribute to the military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans Day makes it the perfect time to reflect upon resilience, one of our six Mission Skills, and a core value of TLS that goes back to the very first day of school in 1959.

Resilience is the ability to finish what one begins, trying hard even after experiencing failure, working diligently and independently, and recognizing setbacks as temporary. Resilience is brushing off our skinned knees, getting up, and moving forward with a renewed determination.

The U.S. Armed Forces train in the highest form of resiliency, which is the reason I've asked two very impressive TLS parents, General David Jenkins and Lieutenant Jeff Milward '99 to join me on this November podcast to talk about their experiences with resilience throughout their lives as students, parents, and as members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

I hope you will listen so you can learn as much as I did during my time talking with them.  We discussed everything from leadership, to contingency planning, to parenting.  I love the way General Jenkins sums it all up when he says, "I never lose. I either win or I learn.”

I hope you will take twenty minutes of your day to listen to this enjoyable podcast and to join me in recognizing the men and women of the military. They are models of resilience for all of us. We are grateful for their service and their tutelage as we grow in strength and purpose as educators, students, parents, and friends.

Additional Presentations and Resources:

"Veterans in Our Family" is a beautiful slideshow produced with love from TLS fourth and fifth graders and their families, faculty, and staff. It is a tribute to those in our TLS family who have served our country. The musical recording was from last year's Grandparents Day fourth and fifth-grade performances. Enjoy this lovely presentation that honors those closest to us. CLICK HERE.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance   by Angela Duckworth


Support the show (https://community.thelexingtonschool.org/development/donate-now)