This TED talk is powerful! I have told many people lately about my concern that more and more of my clients and students are exhibiting struggles due to disorientation. Disorientation is simply when your perceptions tell you one thing and reality is something else. This disorientation that they are experiencing is not caused organically - like dyslexia or ADHD or sensory processing disorders - but it is mimicking the characteristics and the effects (both socially and academically).
My mantra at CenterPoint Learning Solutions and The Tutoring Center is INTENTION - do it with purpose. And the most powerful way to be intentional is to be present.
What Joseph Gordon-Levitt so powerfully shared in his TED talk is synonymous with the presence and focus that my clients develop when they go through a program. They learn how to be IN THE NOW and how to do it at will. It is a very powerful experience that they own and carry on through the rest of their lives.
Why do some students seem to move through the school system with such ease, while others seem destined to struggle? It could be because of their thinking style.
There are two mental processing styles: verbal and non-verbal. All people begin life as non-verbal “picture thinkers.” As language is introduced and the brain develops, a preference for processing occurs. Individuals who think primarily in language are considered verbal processors–linear or “word thinkers.” Individuals who think primarily in images are considered non-verbal processors–global or “picture thinkers.” All people process in one of these two styles of thinking or a combination of both…
The Tutoring Center Staff would like to wish you all a very BLESSED EASTER and remind you that we will be closed Thursday - Sunday in observance of the Easter Holiday.
Want to combat summer slump? Engage your kids in meaningful, FUN, learning!! Here at The Tutoring Center we are making plans to provide summer opportunities for our students to grow and develop needed skills! Whether your child needs a refresher or a boost - we have the place to learn!
SPACE IS LIMITED - SAVE YOUR SPOT
At The Tutoring Center we are thankful for the families who have joined us on this grand adventure of Empowering Minds! Since opening the doors on November 1st, The Tutoring Center has enrolled 16 students in various programs and students have set off on a course of focus, fundamentals and fun! We look forward to regularly adding new students and keeping the offices buzzing with productive activity.
Tidbit of History
Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday celebrated on various dates across North America. In the United States, the holiday of Thanksgiving has been a mainstay celebration since the Revolutionary War. In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln established the third Thursday of November as a national day of Thanksgiving in an effort to bring about a sense of peace among the nation amidst the turmoil of the Civil War. Read more about the origins of Thanksgiving here: www.history.com/news/abraham-lincoln-and-the-mother-of-thanksgiving
At long last, the western Treasure Valley has a learning center available to serve the needs of students of all capabilities. The Tutoring Center officially opened its doors on November 1st and served its first students on November 3rd!
Reach out to Kelley, Center Director, or any of our capable tutors featured here for more information.