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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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CONATION

pronounced

[ KO-NEY-SHUN ]

means

INSTINCTS

The Three Parts of the Mind

It’s not the thinking part. It’s not the feeling part.
IT’S THE DOING PART.

Cognitive

– 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.

Key Words
Intelligence
Knowledge
Thoughts
Experience

Conative

– 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.

Key Words
Instincts
Aptitude
Natural Drive

Affective

– 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.

Key Words
Emotions
Attitudes
Feelings
Desires

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:

FACT FINDER | FOLLOW THRU | QUICK START | IMPLEMENTOR

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.

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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.

FACT FINDER

Methods of gathering and sharing information
Key Words
Research
Assess
Define

FOLLOW THRU

Methods of
organizing
Key Words
Plan
Coordinate
Organize

QUICK START

Methods of dealing with risk and uncertainty
Key Words
Experiment
Initiate
Brainstorm

IMPLEMENTOR

Methods of handling space and tangibles
Key Words
Build
Produce
Install

WHAT’S YOUR MO? Find Out

Claire’s Path to Her Superpowers

After falling behind in school for years and failing nearly every class, Claire took the Kolbe Student Aptitude™ Quiz. She found her strengths, and her parents worked with the school to make accommodations that worked for Claire’s needs. She went from failing to making As/Bs! Plus, this new self-knowledge allowed Claire to be more resilient in all situations.