Thinking and Learning Center

The Thinking and Learning Center teaches students how to learn through a holistic and cognitive program.

Educational therapist (PECT), Certified Dyslexia Therapist, Homeschool mom, Blogger, Author, Speaker - Encouraging families and educating struggling learners

[05/14/20]   Today one of my students was the teacher. She was prepared with lesson plans typed out and all activities ready. She gave me a run for my money. Man... I had to repeat over half of a Dr Seuss book and write it correctly (from memory). I did Morse code with a broken buzzer for a 9 or 10 letter word. (If you don’t know all that implies... that’s ok- just clap for both of us) My puzzle was a real mind bender and of course I didn’t let her give me any tips. I had a headache when I was done. But you guys... for her to give me an activity to write that was over half of a book - she had to fluently read that book. For me to do a 10 letter word, she first had to spell and know the meaning and part of speech of that word. Oh you guys.... this was a celebration.
I’m probably not taking additional students next year so I can give my time to foster kids... (but I have other therapists who are!!!) If you do hear me, personally, opening a spot... share it with everyone. Here’s the deal... my secret is that this work I do is not me. It’s my trust in God. It’s His miracle. If I could only tell you the stories... the success... oh wow. Today was huge for me. Just know - This was big. This kid has come a loooong way. I’m so proud. I can’t wait to see what next year will bring. This year has brought such huge victory! In the midst of extreme turbulence. I’ve even been exploring becoming a nonprofit so I can help more kids who can’t afford my therapy. But that sounds like so much work... and I’m already willing to give my time. Those of you with non-profits.... advice is welcome. Everyone else - celebrate with me! This student rocked!!! Tell her good job and I will pass on every message!
I love what I do!!! Changing lives.... one student at a time.

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FREE Building Math Fluency Video Series

Math Facts Fluency - free videos!!! This is one of my go-to math people! https://buildmathminds.com/fluencykit?inf_contact_key=4a4c30aa322c257a466cd3dd12647dfcd18a532c4142cb79caf2b269de1401fa

buildmathminds.com Elementary educators: watch this video series and get your FREE Building Math Fluency Starter Kit. Yes, even if you are a parent at home educating your child, a teacher doing online teaching, or a teacher planning for when kids come back, this series is for you.

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Can My Child Learn During Traumatic Times? – Thinking and Learning Center

This is a question most parents are asking... https://thinkingandlearningcenter.com/can-my-child-learn-during-traumatic-times

thinkingandlearningcenter.com Can My Child Learn During Traumatic Times? Kimberly April 2, 2020 Uncategorized 0 Comments Emotions, Trauma, Change and Learning In the course of a few weeks, due to the Coronavirus, our lives changed drastically. This time in our world holds more trauma and change than we have ever seen before. Our...

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Free Educational e-Books, Printables, Games, and Special Offers!

The Thinking and Learning Center LOVES books from the Critical Thinking Company! They have some FREE books for a few days!
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criticalthinking.com The Critical Thinking Co. offers free e-books, free weekly puzzles delivered via email, special discounts, and as always, hundreds of free printable sample activities, an online playroom full of interactive games, and several free quizzes.

[03/26/20]   Today's Tip - Take a walk or stand in the sun for 30 minutes and think thankful thoughts.
That's of foremost importance right now in the midst of this world crisis. In this time of home-bound education, It's not just about education or safety, the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs are just or more important than the academic. Vitamin D and a dose of thankfulness will do wonders. Get outside and discuss the things you are thankful for. The Thinking and Learning values a holistic approach to working with children.
What are your thankful thoughts?

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[03/24/20]   BIG ANNOUNCEMENT tomorrow! Stay tuned!

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This Professor Teaches Advance Mathematics Through Knitting

This is my kind of math!! https://wonderfulengineering.com/this-professor-teaches-advance-mathematics-through-knitting/

wonderfulengineering.com The Mathematics of Knitting class starts with students knitting throw cushions which demonstrates an essential aspect of mathematics, that is an equivalence.

I wish I kept count of how many families come to me after trying numerous tutors/ therapies / fix-it-quick programs. I’m happy to say that after my program- the search is over and they graduate with amazing results. NILD works! I love my job! ❤️

A beautiful story of life-changing, positive gains from NILD Educational Therapy - Thank you to all of our therapists who just don't give up.

"In July of 2017, I began working with a 6th grade student on a trial basis. One of his greatest areas of challenge is visual perception/visual motor. As we started working through Rhythmic Writing, I could not believe how challenged he was in this area.

In the two years I've worked with him, I noticed that when he did the motifs on the board, he was just "saying words;" they had no meaning to him. As often as I tried, and in as many words as I used, to explain that "over, back, around" described where his hand was and what it was doing, he didn't see it. I tried to get him to see that the words needed to match what his hand was doing. This fall, I decided to attack this, head-on, and see if he could get it.

I tried explaining in different ways how the words matched the movement. Finally, I told him to say "over" and drop his arm; say "back" and drop his arm; say "around" and drop his arm. That's what it took for him to "see" the connection. Suddenly, he could do it. He caught his own mistakes and verbalized them to me.

I asked him if Rhythmic Writing made more sense to him now. With a light of understanding in his eyes, and a smile on his face, he said, 'YES!' I followed it up with, 'How frustrating will it be for you to go through these motif cards now? His answer, It won't be frustrating at all!'

At the end of last year, this student's father told me that in the 5 years before coming here, they tried many different types of tutoring, schools (public, private, and home) and therapy to help their son. He estimated that in those 5 years they easily spent $100,000. In each place, they heard the same thing: we're not sure what to do. NILD Educational Therapy is the only thing that has had such a dramatic and lasting impact on his ability to learn."

Homeschooling With Dyslexia

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This unsettled me. What are your thoughts?

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Teachers Still Believe in 'Learning Styles' and Other Myths About Cognition

This is why I’ve chosen to work with NILD and Equipping Minds. Research based. Actually- current research.

blogs.edweek.org Most teachers believe in learning styles and the concept of being right-brained versus left-brained, which have both been debunked by research, a new survey found.

This.

A teacher's influence can be so powerful...

Parents and tutors too!

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'Shark' takes a bite out of dyslexia

cnn.com Kevin O'Leary, star of the show "Shark Tank", recalls how he overcame dyslexia and became a successful entrepreneur

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Think you’re bad at math? There’s a reason for that.

bigthink.com People often say, "I'm just not a math person," but the truth is that no one's brain is hardwired for math.

It's not popular to talk about sin... but so often we forget about the goodness of God. It's time to have the hard conversations as well as remember how good God is! #thestrugglebiblestudy https://amzn.to/304sYDe

[05/10/19]   Summer's coming! Are you ready? What special educational activities do you have planned?

In our struggles we often forget that we are conquerors. It's not by my might, but by yours, Oh Lord! AMEN! #thestrugglebiblestudy https://amzn.to/304sYDe

OVERCOME! We are overcomers!
I love how every day in the study it gives me declarations to speak over myself! Speaking truth and the Word over and into our lives is so powerful!
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Today this Bible Study officially comes out! Order now! #thestrugglebiblestudy https://amzn.to/304sYDe

It's here! Today is the launch day for this incredible BIble Study! I am enjoying it immensely! #thestrugglebiblestudy https://amzn.to/304sYDe

It's here! Today is the launch day for this incredible BIble Study! I am enjoying it immensely! #thestrugglebiblestudy https://amzn.to/304sYDe

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Here is a sneak peak at The Struggle is Real: But So is God Bible Study!!!
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I can’t believe after three long years of prayer, study, writing and editing that this Bible study is finally going to be a reality on Tuesday!!
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Pre-order your copy today on Amazon and it will ship on Tuesday!!
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Thanks to my amazing launch team for helping me spread this message God laid on my heart!! I could only tag 20 people in this video so please like and share! Much Love, Misty ❤️

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Here's a little reminder that we all need to reevaluate the role of technology in our lives on a continual basis... find out some strategies you can do to help keep technology in it's rightful place at https://www.reflectivemedia.org/content/2019/4/23/i-have-to-tweet-that

Changes Every. Thing. Amen. #thestruggleBibleStudy

I have a lot to say about my experience with this Bible Study. Enough for a blog post. But what I can tell you is that it's not just for people overwhelmed by struggle. If at any time you've overcome, or if you desire to overcome... this study is for you. If you are not in either of these categories... Then you need it most of all. #thestruggleBiblestudy

There were days I didn't want my Kingdom work. But in the midst of it all, that's where we find purpose. #thestruggleBiblestudy

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I have hope. Do you? If you ever feel hopeless - Reach out. To someone... anyone... but Jesus really is the best place to go for hope. #thestruggleBiblestudy

I have hope. Do you? If you ever feel hopeless - Reach out. To someone... anyone... but Jesus really is the best place to go for hope. #thestruggleBiblestudy

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Connie Albers: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy - By His Grace

I have the privilegeof calling both of these women my friend. I met Misty years ago at a homeschool party and Connie and I met over a year ago. Both recently released books! I’m reading both and LOVE them!! Just like I love these two!

mistyphillip.com Author Connie Albers shares effective strategies for reaching the hearts of teens Based off of her new book Parenting Beyond the Rules: Raising Teens with Confidence and Joy. As a mother of five, Connie understands the doubts and insecurities of parenting as well the conflicting balance between bein...

This. Truth. Turn back! #thestrugglebiblestudy

I have been doing this Bible Study (I received an advanced copy) and it launches soon!!! It is sooo good! Pre-order now! https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578493799/ref=nodl_ #thestrugglebiblestudy

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Last night I went to a women's event and my takeaway on the evening was surrender. I left my burden on the alter and was content to wait... later that evening, I received an answer to my struggle. Then I see this... Yes. Surrender. Pray. Repeat. #thestrugglebiblestudy

Last night I went to a women's event and my takeaway on the evening was surrender. I left my burden on the alter and was content to wait... later that evening, I received an answer to my struggle. Then I see this... Yes. Surrender. Pray. Repeat. #thestrugglebiblestudy

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