[ALC] “I Can” Series #3 – I Can Use “Pass Skill” When I Need to Stay on Topic While Writing or Write an Equal Sign in Math!

Students in the School of Life-Active Learning Program have different academic goals; however, as children or adolescents, they often share similar interests. In this episode of “I Can” Series, we will share stories of two Active Learners – one high school student (Student A) and one middle school student (Student B). In order to achieve their academic goals in writing and math respectively, they incorporated an individualized psycho-educational skill under the same name, and as a result, they were able to eliminate their problematic learning behaviors prevalent in the beginning.   Read More

[IPS] Breakthrough Series 2: Exposure Response Prevention Therapy

✅ What Is Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy?  Clients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are encouraged to let intrusive thoughts occur without having to neutralize their anxieties with compulsions in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) therapy. The therapy is a part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has been widely used as one of the most effective treatments for OCD. In this breakthrough series, we would like to share… Read More

[ALC] 2021 Summer Intensive Program

Introducing School of Life- Active Learning Summer Intensive Program! Program Date: 06.15.2021 (Tues) ~ 08.14.2021 (Sat) (9 weeks long) *Depending on the school’s or student’s schedule, the participating dates will differ. If you have any questions regarding the duration of the program, please contact the Tree Group directly. What is the Active Learning Summer Intensive… Read More

[ALC] “I Can” Series #2 – I Can Spell without Making Mistakes

Students who experienced academic struggles due to unclear acquisition of alphabets when first learning English as their first or second language joined the psycho-educational programs at our School of Life – Active Learning Center. Younger children especially get easily confused by certain alphabets that look similar to one another, or misspell words due to the sound vs. spelling irregularities in the English language. They lose confidence due to uncertainty in spelling and as they get older, naturally lose interest in learning altogether. However, simply having them memorize spellings will only reduce their motivation to learn, which results in ignoring psycho-educational methods suitable for each child.   Read More

[ALC] “I can!” Series #1 – I Can Pick Out Chicken Breast from a Chicken Salad

A student who easily gave up reading if a passage seemed any bit long or difficult to read due to delayed language development came to join the School of Life-Active Learning Center’s psycho-educational program. He found it extremely challenging to find what the main idea or important information is in a reading passage and consequently, acquire grade-equivalent knowledge.  We first introduced a psycho-educational strategy which helps bring the student’s interest-“chicken salad”-into the learning situation so he could spot the main idea in a reading passage with ease. Along with training to improve his vocabulary acquisition skills, we helped him… Read More

[IPS] Breakthrough Series 1: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Phobias/Anxiety

✅ What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive behavior therapy assumes that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected and involves efforts to change thinking and behavioral patterns to relieve symptoms of psychological problems. The therapy is evidence-based meaning that the therapy has been scientifically proven to produce change in many people who suffer from anxiety disorders, depression, and other severe mental illness.   Read More

[ALC] Introduction to “I can!” Series

Every child at the School of Life-Active Learning Center applies their own unique interests, special abilities, and individualized learning strategies to their learning environments as needed. A uniform learning strategy may act as hindrance to a child’s learning because any strategy that works for one child can be a strategy that never works for another child. In this “I can” series, we are going to introduce you to how individualized learning strategies built on the psycho-educational philosophy of the Tree Group have helped children overcome their challenges in learning situations and fostered academic… Read More