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  • Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want June 8, 2017
      Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want It’s clear the practices what makes brain changes. You can get fast changes, but those are chemical changes in your brain. What we want is structural changes that will help us throughout our entire lives. So that means... […]
  • Your Child’s Executive Functioning February 2, 2017
    An untapped source of better grades G. Reid Lyon wrote in his book, Attention, Memory, and Executive Function, “Attention, memory, and executive function play a central role in thinking, problem solving, and other complex symbolic activities involved in oral language, reading, writing, mathematics, and social behavior.” That covers a lot of your kid’s waking life!... […]
  • Celebrating Employee Dedication to the Gift of Learning January 2, 2017
    To celebrate their 10 or more years of service at Total Learning Centers, Dr. Carol Utay awarded three unsuspecting employees with a three-day all-expenses paid trip for 2 to Cancun. These employees also received paid time off and up to $750 for airfare and travel expenses. Each member of the team was presented with a... […]
  • New Year, Lower Grades? January 2, 2017
    Alternatives to a Sink-or-Swim Attitude “Does my children’s schoolwork just look a lot harder than when I was in the same grades or did I just (mercifully) forget how hard it really was? The first half of the year was okay but now they’re both beginning to slip.” Schools definitely expect much more from students... […]
  • Clean, Neat, and Organized January 2, 2017
    5 ways to turn this new year’s resolution into reality You wake up tomorrow morning and see your double moving around your home preparing for the day. Your double appears to be just like you and then you notice the environment. Your home looks completely clean, neat, and organized – every wall, floor, ceiling, décor,... […]

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