Momentous Institute

The answer is the At&t Byron Nelson tournamemt coming to Las Colinas, TX.

Momentous Institute is a laboratory school  located in Oak Cliff, TX with a program that is based on social emotional health and developing the child's mind towards positive thinking. The school's founders have been studying the effects of social emotional health and the affects it has on children for over 20 years and they know the outcome of good behavior works. Instead of focusing on rigorous academics the school focuses on social emotional health.  They really emphasize on modeling good behavior controlled  breathing  and understanding your brain and how it works. The children at the momentous institute really understand the functions of the brain and why it is important to manage the stresses of daily life. What blew me away was the fact the kids in the Pre-K 3 classes know the parts of the brain like  pre-frontal cortex and etc. I was just amazed at how smart the 3 year olds were. The teachers in the Pre-K 3 class have been teaching at the school for over 10 years. That shows to me the loyalty they have to the cause of teaching social - emotional foundation to the children. The  therapeutic services are given to children at the campus which is affordable to the parents. 

 It was nice to see that kids are really knowledgeable in understanding the parts of the brain. Can you imagine now learning the parts of your brain? Take this is as a teaching moment for you and learn more about social emotional health. It is very beneficial to understand the meaning behind why kids act the way they do. And to learn ways to help your kids model better behavior.

 Here is the video with my friend, Debora Manusama of @Mozdeb  and our interview with the Director, Heather Bryant at the Momentous Institute in Oak Cliff, TX. The director was very helpful in giving greater insight on what she believes is the foundation of the school and the partnership the school has with the Salesmanship Club. Also a great fact is that the At&t Byron Nelson Golf Tournament proceeds go solely to the Momentous Institute. That is just simply amazing to me. Be sure you go and get tickets to the golf tournament going on May 16th-22nd at the Four Seasons in Las Colinas. Go and check out the Collaboration video I did with Debora. Check out her blog too.

 Parents are very much involved at the Momentous Institute. The parents are expected to know and understand the needs of the kids and have the resources to help the children. The parents write a pledge at the beginning of the school year stating the goals that they want to set for the kids and to see what they can and will achieve. This to me  is very important for a parent. We as parents should be involved in our kids education and want the best for them in all that they do. Having a pledge that is written down can and will hold a parent accountable. Take this as an encouragement to strive to have a better education for your kids and also see the potential they have to succeed.
 The glitter ball is super cool and a tool the teachers use to teach about brain health. When the ball is full of glitter it is like the brain is full of all kinds of thoughts, emotions, fear and etc. This is showing how when we are clouded there is no way for a child to be still and show good behavior. But when the glitter settles to the bottom a child is calm, less fearful and able to think through a problem and have a solution. I really like this analogy to the human brain. Take this analogy and apply it to your life with your children.

*last 7 pictures are credited to the staff at the Momentous Institute. 

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