Our insights into a child’s unique approach to problem-solving are designed so that parents & educators can modify processes, which can ultimately bring out the child’s unique abilities & productivity. The Kolbe Theory™, developed by Kathy Kolbe, helps people to find the freedom to be themselves through understanding and using their conative abilities. E3 Academy uses Kathy Kolbe’s Assessments, made available by Kolbe Corp and Dynamynd, Inc.
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What are Instincts?
The Three Parts of the Mind
It’s not the thinking part. It’s not the feeling part.
IT’S THE DOING PART.
– Thinking –
The cognitive part of the brain involves a person’s knowledge or thoughts. Cognitive abilities can grow and change over time. People can learn something new and change their minds about something after they learn new facts.
– Doing –
The conative part of the brain involves a person’s natural skills and instincts. A person’s innate ways of doing things does not change over time. This is why conation is so important. It’s who a person is and what they do at the most basic level.
– Feeling –
The affective part of the brain deals with a person’s feelings or attitudes. This changes over time. Things people like and dislike on an emotional level changes frequently over a lifetime.
Discover Your Child’s Natural Strengths
E3 Academy uses Kathy Kolbe’s Assessments, made available by Kolbe Corp and Dynamynd, Inc., to help measure the conative faculty of the mind—the instinctive traits that drive the way a person takes action.
The uniqueness of each child is easy to take for granted. But by identifying his or her special, innate strengths, we are able to identify the keys for success to help improve communication, problem-solving, and most importantly, to reduce stress. Each child learns to do things in his or her own special way, helping them become better problem-solvers not just at school, but also at home and throughout life.
According to Kathy Kolbe, there are four basic instincts that we all revert to when problem-solving. These are called Action Modes®. As identified by Kathy Kolbe, there are four unique areas of strength that are able to be measured, which result from engaging our striving instincts. They are:
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These instincts are not acquired or learned. They are not based on emotions or how we feel. They are a part of how we were made and who we are today. You cannot change your instincts.
Each Action Mode has three different actions that predict how problems are prevented or how solutions are initiated. Knowing which end of the continuum the child is on helps in understanding your child’s natural strengths.
YOUR MO (MODUS OPERANDI) IS
HOW YOU INSTINCTIVELY OPERATE OR DO THINGS
Whether it’s learning new information or expressing ideas, each child is made with instinctual MO (modus operandi or ways of doing). E3 Academy uses Kathy Kolbe’s Assessments, made available by Kolbe Corp and Dynamynd, Inc., to help children and parents better understand their unique natural talents and gifts.
WHAT’S YOUR MO? Find Out