3 results for month: 06/2013

Silence is KEY… on Focusing

As most of you know, CP begins the day with a reflective reading or a moment of silence.  And Academy practices begins with ALPHA - a silent moment of visualization and focus.  Why do we do this?  Because this meditative technique engages the mind-body and precedes true learning. This youtube video on Mind Science by Dan Rather describes the effects of meditation on the mind. http://www.youtube.com/watchv=FkXtz72hjDI&feature=player_embedded# Silence is Key for Learning Meditation is an age-old tradition practiced by Tibetan monks (among many others) that affords us the ability to relax and enter a state of conscious awareness ...

Independent Curiosity

To the community, from ATA CP Parent, Rachel O'Malley       Dear Carol: Recently, I was given the advice to approach life with "independent curiosity" by observing, being present without always engaging, being patient about drawing conclusions and refraining from immediate action. Using these skills has been rather enlightening for me. They have enabled me to question previous assumptions and analyze situations using a more compassionate awareness, with the end result being a difference in how Mike and I parent our girls. With Meghan at ATA CP, Lauren sophomore at Vandegrift and Sarah preparing for middle school ...

Graduation 2013

Saturday night marked the end of one journey and the beginning of another for Jonah, Morgan, Justin and AJ as we celebrated the Class of 2013.   Keynote Speaker, John Ondrasik (FiveforFighting), sings "100 Years".