ESL Tutor, Jean Rivard, JD, MA, offered a thought-provoking workshop on Practical Intuition for Teachers and Tutors on Monday, April 22nd from 4pm-6pm in room 568 (near restrooms down the hall from LVSF). Jean has been teaching Intuitive Intelligence classes for over two decades. Participants are happy, because they come home to themselves. In this workshop, tutors learned techniques that deepened their abilities to tap into their wisdom easily and confidently to be able to help your students in turn.
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23 new stellar ESL tutors trained Feb. 28-March 2, 2013! Congratulations to everyone!
SPECIAL TUTOR WORKSHOP WITH LONGTIME GED TEACHER AND WRITER JIM SPACHT ON WHAT THE GED IS AND HOW TO BEST PREPARE YOUR STUDENT.
WHEN: MONDAY March 11th 4PM -5:30PM
WHERE: ROOM 524, (near restrooms, down the hall from library)
Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe trains 18 new volunteer tutors at it’s Basic Literacy Training Feb 15-16, 2013! Congratulations to new tutors who will shortly be matched with a student!
Upcoming Tutor Trainings
BECOME A BASIC LITERACY TUTOR. Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe’s 3-day, 20-hour training workshops prepare volunteers to teach adults “Basic Literacy”. February 2013’s workshop is February 14, 15 & 16: February 14: 4-6 p.m. Room 503; February 15 & 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Room 537. For more information, please call 428-1353.
BECOME AN ESL TUTOR. Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe’s 3-day, 20-hour training workshops prepare volunteers to teach adults “English as a Second Language”. Spring 2013’s workshop is February 28, March 1 & 2: February 29: 4-6 p.m. Room 503; March 1 & 2: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Room 537 For more information, please call 428-1353.
Somatic Learning Series
What if you and your student were less stressed during tutoring or class? What if there were ways to cope with this stress?
This was a really exciting opportunity for tutors, teachers and staff to gain some cutting edge knowledge on how to help yourself and your student(s) to de-stress in what we’re calling a “Somatic Learning Series”.
LVSF sees a lot of students who have A LOT going on in their lives that builds up in MANY ways and this not only affects their learning, but teachers are affected just as much. The learning environment is severely altered and stress plays a HUGE role in determining a learner’s success.
Tutors participated in the following workshops led by some very amazing people!
Part I, Monday, October 15th, 4pm-6pm, room 488 in Health Sciences Building
The first workshop was on the “Trauma Resiliency Model”, led by Ellen Elgart, Senior Faculty and Consultant for Trauma Resource Institute. The Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) training is a training program designed to teach skills to clinicians and non-clinicians working with children and adults with traumatic stress reactions. TRM is a mind-body approach and focuses on the biological basis of trauma and the automatic, defensive ways that the human body responds to threat and fear, including the responses of “tend and befriend”, fight, flight and freeze. Read more: http://www.traumaresourceinstitute.com/trm.html
Part II, Thursday, November 15th, 4pm-6pm, room 412 near SFCC main cafeteria
In this second workshop, tutors gained further tools of resiliency and learn about “The Dominance Factor” and “Brain Gym” from our very own Basic Literacy tutor, Kitty Broadbent.
The Dominance Factor developed by Carla Hannaford scientist and educator, explores an area that has long intrigued scientists and educators: the linkages between the side of the body we favor for seeing, hearing, touching, and moving and the way we think, learn, play, and relate to others. Your Dominance Profile is actually a key factor in shaping the way you think and act.
The Brain Gym was created by the pioneer in applied brain research, Dr. Paul Dennison who focused on the interdependence of physical development, language acquisition, and academic achievement. In his work he developed a series of simple and enjoyable body movements, called Brain Gym which we will learn during this exciting workshop. The commonality of this set of movements was that they all assisted brain-body integration. Since fortunately the brain and body are linked, these movements lead to micro-adjustments in neurology, which in turn could dramatically accelerate academic progress.
Part III, Practice of Meditation,
Monday, January 28th, 4pm-6pm Room 568 (next to restrooms down hall from LVSF)
Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe is concluding its Somatic Learning Series with a great presentation and practice: “Meditation: Simple Activity, Extraordinary Benefits” by presenter, Scott Van Note.
“Meditation: Simple Activity, Extraord…inary Benefits” delves into the science validating the power of meditation and invites participants to try out these proven-effective meditation techniques. There will be an overview of several influential studies on the physiological benefits of meditation, the unique brain activity of Tibetan monks and other long-term meditators, and the particular benefits of metta loving-kindness meditations. During the presentation, participants will be invited to practice a brief mindfulness meditation and a loving-kindness practice– the same types of meditation used in these studies. Discus to follow.
~Scott Van Note completed a Master’s of Arts in Eastern Classics at St. John’s College in 2011. He now lectures on neuroscience and meditation, in addition to teaching and tutoring students with learning differences in the Santa Fe area. Previously, he has practiced vipassana and metta loving-kindness meditation and worked at a Buddhist retreat center.
RSVP to Kevan: email@example.com
A great program about some of the reasons for these workshops:
Join LVSF and SFCC Adult Basic Education for an uplifting celebration of the holiday season evening with great music at Popejoy Hall at UNM!
New Directions Veterans Choir
Friday, December 7th 8pm
Tickets and Transportation included. Please encourage your students to attend. LVSF tutors and students may each bring 1 guest.
We will leave from LVSF at 5:30pm and we will return around 11pm.
RSVP by contacting LVSF office: 428-1353 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
First 10 to RSVP will get a spot!
About The ShowThe New Directions Veterans Choir, an award-winning a cappella group, sings renditions of doo-wop, soul, traditional gospel and popular music. The men and women of New Directions Veterans Choir have served proudly in the United States Military. Following their service to our country, each became homeless. They found their way to the New Directions facility in Los Angeles, which gave them hope and purpose. The New Directions Veterans Choir recently performed for NBC’s America’s Got Talent and has been featured on the NBC Nightly News and E! Entertainment Television, and the group brings their Christmas concert for an uplifting celebration of the holiday season.
See their performance here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5z-h92h6Ks
We will leave from LVSF at 5:30pm and we will return around 10pm.