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Sunshine Bay Residence

Equipped with full air conditioning, a private pool, 3 on-suite bedrooms, and a spacious open living room kitchen area, Sunshine Bay Residences is an excellent choice for anyone dreaming of their own safe haven.

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gray concrete wall inside building
Cultivating Wellness Through Vertical Gardening

"Cultivating Wellness Through Vertical Gardening" is an engaging and informative professional learning session specifically designed for educators who are seeking practical strategies to enhance their well-being and incorporate self-care practices into their daily lives. This session combines the art of vertical gardening with valuable insights and tips on promoting wellness.

During the session, participants will learn about the benefits of gardening as a powerful tool for self-care and stress reduction. They will explore the concept of vertical gardening, which maximizes limited space by utilizing vertical structures such as walls or trellises to grow plants. Vertical gardening not only provides an opportunity to cultivate beautiful green spaces but also offers numerous mental, emotional, and physical health advantages.

Educators will discover how nurturing plants and tending to a garden can serve as a therapeutic outlet, fostering a sense of calm, mindfulness, and connection with nature. By incorporating plants into their surroundings, participants will learn how to create inviting and soothing environments that contribute to their overall well-being.

Throughout the session, educators will receive practical guidance on setting up and maintaining their own vertical gardens. They will gain insights into selecting suitable plants, understanding their needs, and implementing sustainable gardening practices. Additionally, facilitators will provide tips for integrating gardening activities into educational settings, allowing educators to share the joys of gardening with their students and incorporate it as an educational tool.

The session will also explore various self-care practices beyond gardening, such as mindfulness exercises, stress management techniques, and strategies for achieving work-life balance. Participants will engage in reflective discussions, sharing their experiences and insights on how self-care practices can positively impact their personal lives and professional performance as educators.

By the end of the session, educators will leave with practical knowledge on how to create and maintain their own vertical gardens, as well as a deeper understanding of the importance of self-care for their overall wellness. They will be equipped with a toolkit of strategies to implement self-care practices and promote a nurturing environment, both for themselves and their students. "Cultivating Wellness Through Vertical Gardening" offers educators an opportunity to prioritize their well-being and establish habits that support their long-term health and happiness.

The State Vs. Jack Beanstalk

The Jack and the Beanstalk workshop series aims to foster critical thinking skills among educators and students while supporting teachers with practical strategies for teaching persuasive writing through a social justice lens.

From Literary Societies to Literature Circles

This professional development series explores the connection between literary societies of the past and today's literacy practices. Educators examine primary sources to inform their instructional practices. The goal is to help educators maximize their instruction by utilizing specific strategies for enhanced literature circles.

Academic Development Workshops

Teach Us Well offers high quality, content driven, solution oriented professional learning that sparks the curiosity of educators through our learning lab model.

The Case For Curiosity: Improving Student Responsiveness to Instruction

This PD focuses on incorporating curiosity into teaching practices. Educators will be presented with a case for using curiosity as a tool for instruction and given research-based strategies to create lessons that encourage problem-solving and inquisitive learning.

Passion Resilience, & Lighting The Way

"Passion, Resilience & Lighting The Way" is an inspiring and interactive professional learning session designed specifically for educators who are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of their students and their families. This session combines a unique hands-on activity of creating candles with a powerful metaphor that symbolizes the pivotal role educators play in guiding and illuminating the paths of their students.

During the session, participants will engage in thoughtful discussions and reflections on the qualities of passion and resilience that are essential for educators to thrive in their profession. The metaphor of the candles will serve as a constant reminder of the significance of their work and the transformative power they hold.

The candle-making activity provides a creative outlet for educators to express their individuality and artistic flair. As they craft their own candles, they will be encouraged to infuse them with intention and purpose, symbolizing the passion and dedication they bring to their teaching practice. Through this tactile experience, participants will explore the process of creation, nurturing, and growth, paralleling the journey they embark on with their students.

Additionally, the candles serve as a visual representation of the role educators play in "lighting the way" for their students and families. The flickering flame becomes a metaphor for the inspiration, guidance, and hope that educators provide, helping to illuminate the path towards knowledge, growth, and success.

Throughout the session, facilitators will lead discussions on the challenges and rewards of the teaching profession, emphasizing the importance of resilience in overcoming obstacles and persevering in the face of adversity. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and learn from each other's stories, fostering a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

By combining the creation of candles with deep reflection and dialogue, "Passion, Resilience & Lighting The Way" provides educators with a unique opportunity to reconnect with their purpose, reignite their passion, and strengthen their commitment to making a lasting impact in the lives of their students and their families.

Bridgewater Joy Residence

Co-designed by the world-renowned architect James Smith, our Bridgewater Joy residences offer top views of the nearby lake Michigan. Perfect for a small family, a professional couple, or anyone looking to set up a home office.

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white and black abstract painting
Pleasantview Gem Inn

Not just pleasant on the outside, our Pleasantview Gem Inn properties are especially popular among families. With underground parking and floor-to-ceiling windows, there's no shortage of natural light or space.

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worm's-eye view photography of concrete building