December 7, 2016

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  • What are the 4 DIRT GROUP Principles?
    by kennyturck on February 5, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    To be: Thoughtful Reasonable Kind & Sincere Advertisements […]

  • The neuroscience behind social & emotional intelligence
    by kennyturck on January 27, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    www.linkedin.com/pulse/neuroscience-behind-social-emotional-intelligence-turck-msw-licsw […]

  • The neuroscience behind social & emotional intelligence.
    by kennyturck on January 24, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    According to prominent findings in neuroscience, neuroplasticity is the process of creating new neural pathways through activities which are visceral, novel, intentionally focused, experiential, redundant, aerobic, meaningful, and consistent (Siegel, 2011, 2012). Engaging in activities which include these ingredients strengthen synaptic connections allowing us to learn, practice, and master new skills or reacquire skills we … Continue reading The neuroscience behind social & emotional intelligence. &rarr […]

  • Our Mission – DIRT GROUP Global, Inc.
    by kennyturck on January 24, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Through integrity, competence, and service, DIRT GROUP Global, Inc. honors the dignity and worth of every person, the importance of human relationships, and works toward social justice for all people by growing to learn, and learning to grow in human, community, and economic development focused on increasing social and emotional intelligence through participation in experiential … Continue reading Our Mission – DIRT GROUP Global, Inc. &rarr […]

  • Definitions
    by kennyturck on December 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Some Definitions: Social and Emotional Intelligence: How we recognize, understand, and manage ourselves/our emotions and navigate social contexts successfully. Experiential Learning: Learning by doing, “hands on learning”. Social Learning: learning by observing others, “monkey see, monkey do”. Symbolic Interactionism: assigning meaning and symbolism to poignant, salient events, people, places, things, experiences in our lives which then … Continue reading Definitions &rarr […]

  • The “MARINADE”
    by kennyturck on December 4, 2018 at 2:07 am

    What happens when you combine the ingredients for neuroplasticity and applied theory in practice? You get what I have referred to for years as THE MARINADE. The integration, or melding of these ingredients (recent findings in neuroscience combined with 5 major theoretical basis/applications) are necessary for social and emotional learning to become social and emotional … Continue reading The “MARINADE” &rarr […]

  • Social & Emotional Learning-the Power of Our Lived Experiences.
    by kennyturck on December 3, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Emotional Dysregulation. Intentionally and redundantly focused on “easy, fast, fun–now” (Walsh, D. 2004)–severely limits opportunities to experience discomfort, disappointment, frustration, failure, rejection, problem solving, etc. How do we learn to bounce back in life without having intentionally focused, redundant opportunities to live/learn, practice, and master these skills if we never have to face these challenges … Continue reading Social & Emotional Learning-the Power of Our Lived Experiences. &rarr […]

  • WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE!?!?!?
    by kennyturck on July 27, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    We’ve been posting a lot of pictures on instagram and the facebook the past few months so hopefully you’re staying caught up with the photos and progression of the growing season here in Minnesota (United States). I can’t believe we are already into the end of July and our gardens are growing well even through … Continue reading WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE!?!?!? &rarr […]