Preparing for Exhibition!

Session 5, Week 5, Year 2 Monday Meetings! One of the focuses at Active Leadership Academy is to develop mastery of Core Skills, so the learners have the fundamentals to go out and change the world. When setting a really tough goal, is it better to focus on the bricks- the thing they’re doing right […]


Session 5, Week 4, Year 2 Meditation Time! Time to time, we will do meditation time with the Eagles. Meditation helps with: Learning Core Emotional Regulation Skills Reducing Stress & Anxiety Having stronger mental resilience Increasing self-awareness and empathy Peer Critiques! This session, the Eagles have focused on exploring their fictional world and developing their […]

We’re learning about bugs!

Session 5, Week 1, 2, &3, Year 2 We’re learning about bugs! In this quest, the Eagles will be entomologists! Entomologists are people who study the world of insects. They’ll work in teams to get through these challenges. This first week, the learners will gather in their quest teams to go through the first step […]

Exhibition Week!

Session 4, Week 4, Year 2 Exhibition Prep! For this quest, the Exhibition will include game play presentations for the parents and readings of the Eagles’ letter to a hero/letter to Santa. Character Badge! The Eagles had a challenge this week of either making a new friend or helping a friend. At Active, we like […]

Dear Santa!

Session 4, Week 3, Year 2 Let’s Reflect! The Eagles spend the week reflecting on what they learned during this quest from character traits they developed to new and interesting facts that ignited curiosity. Self-reflection is what’s called an “executive function skill,” which means a mental skill that helps them manage yourself and allows them […]

Board Game Time!

Session 4, Week 2, Year 2 What is a game?  The Eagles will need to ask themselves a lot of questions and make important decisions as they create their game, including:  How challenging should my game be? Should my game be more based on luck or on skill? How much of each should I incorporate?  […]

We’re making a game!

Session 4, Week 1, Year 2 Let the sun shine on! The arts in Active Leadership Academy are celebrated as a core skill in the elementary studio and incorporated as important parts of quests, genre and civilization challenges in all studios. One particularly popular activity is Process Drama, where a Guide or older Heroes relate […]

Exhibition Week!

Double Down Reading Week! This week, we started with some Core Skills encouragement for the Eagles. They get double points for finishing Lexia units or No Red Ink topics! They were thrilled especially when they found out that the Eagle with the most units/topics completed will receive a special surprise on Thursday! This has helped […]

We made butter!

  We made butter! This week for quest, the Eagles got to go back in time and make butter! They had a lot of fun working in groups and taking turns shaking the jar to make butter that they shared on toast! Needlework and embroidery were a common pastime for women in Colonial America. Colonial […]

Hail to the Queen, hail to the Queen, hail to the Queen!

Hail to the Queen, hail to the Queen, hail to the Queen! Starting this session, we will be playing a game called Colonial Acton. In this game, we will imagine that Active Leadership Academy is one of King George’s colonies. Just like how the colonists living in America received Royal Proclamations from King George, the […]