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Reaction Versus Responding

April 24, 2020

Response and reaction are very different things. They may look alike but they feel completely different. Reaction When something happens to you and you immediately act, that is a reaction. There is typically no thought involved in this, almost ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Relationships & Family, , Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, Change, Fight Or Flight, Mindfulness, Reaction Versus Response, Youth Development

What is Mindfulness?

April 23, 2020

Mindfulness is paying attention to what is going on around us in a way that allows us to respond rather than react. In addition, it is a quality of being still on the inside and recognizing that this quality is always available, even when our ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, , Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, Brain, Destress, Mindful, Mindfulness, Practicing

Understanding Our Connection to Others

April 22, 2020

Our mind controls our interactions with others and can influence our interactions in a positive or negative direction. The positive and negative influence others and how they feel or interact as a result of this. When trying to understand our ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Connecting With Others, Covid-19, Covid19, Mindfulness, Positive

Container Gardening with Kids

April 14, 2020

When trying to find the perfect outdoor activity for children, consider container gardening. There are many benefits to kids gardening from the educational to the physical benefits. But one of the best things is your kids will love it! It ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Crops, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Container Gardening, Fruits, Gardening, Herbs, Kids, Nutrition, Plants, Raised Bed, Vegetables, Youth
field of colorful pepper plants in yellow, orange, and red.

COVID-19: Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching Online Courses

April 10, 2020

Written by Dr. Gerardo Nunez, UF/IFAS lecturer and undergraduate advisor When I joined the faculty of the University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS), I – like ... READ MORE

Category: Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Covid-19, Gerardo Nunez, Horticultural Sciences, Online Teaching, Teaching During Covid-19

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