Who is Tricia Cook? In short, I’m neurodivergent and have experienced learning with trauma; therefore, being in education and developing my program is my biggest accomplishment. I am very passionate about learning and teaching. Right now, I am the leader and head of education for an international DEI group. I am a difference for others, so they can be successful for themselves and their families, and hoping to alleviate some of the struggles that I had in education. For this #DEI group, I am also writing a curriculum with my team on peace education and moderating professional panels on the topic of health & wellness in schools and institutions. Similarly, as an independent educational coach and consultant, I give with my program intensive professional development opportunities. I provide individuals with the tools to become skilled facilitators of complex conversations, fostering strategic relationships, flexible thinking skills, and the conceptualization and implementation of collaborative initiatives. I also work with all stakeholders, using my own program that I developed which focuses on constructive engagement based on student, “whole child” observation(s), inspired by: Maria Montessori, Neville Lancelot Goddard, Benjamin Bloom, Peter Levine, Conrad E. and Cohen B., Dr. J. Puleo & Dr. L. Horowitz, Howard Garner, Dr. Bradley Nelsen, Hans Berger, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Grolnick, W. & Kurowski, C., and Erik Erickson. Like yourself, I feel these people above have made a huge contribution to education, and they have really influenced my program; Yet, I believe my program is revolutionary, because it involves education and child development including the mind, body, and spirit. For instance, I am coaching a teacher in New Jersey and helping to promote a neuropedagogy similar to my own. She is a self-contained 5-8th grade special ed. teacher, who is using my program, and her principle, paraprofessional, and herself are seeing progress in her students. Another big accomplishment, not only is she doing a case study for using my program, I have three other schools who are also using my program and doing case studies.
After twenty-five years of being in education, #education, I provide tutoring, consulting, and coaching #coaching on dyslexia and other neurodevelopmental differences. Over the last #TheLast 15 years, I’ve observed an increasing amount of affective, behavioral, sensorial, cognitive, physical, mental, and spiritual difficulties and differences along with an increased number of children #NumberOfChildren being medicated, misdiagnosed, or going undiagnosed; Therefore, I have developed a neuropedagogy that includes my observations and evaluations that looks at the “whole person” using empirical science and holistic wisdom. Where learning is concerned, the whole person is important because people are different and so many learn differently. My neuropedagogy allows neuroscience, psychology, and education to come into an authentic practice. It really looks at how we all process information differently in space and interconnected time; in brief, we are all wired with dissimilarity for which each neural pathway is connected differently to process the same information that we all can receive. My current practice is a holistic approach to being and aims to learn how to stimulate new zones of the brain, and increase self-directed neuroplasticity, and create connections (neuropathways) for learning to be successful. Furthermore, it is targeted at naturally stimulating the brains of all types of learners, not only those with students who have learning disabilities. You need #LearningDisabilities. #YouNeed to know that my neuropedagogy is based on the following: #TheFollowing: my own inductive reasoning, logic of evaluation, outside-of-the box problem-solving skills, detective sense contributed to my own gift #gift of dyslexia, gift of knowledge and wisdom (discernment), countless hours #CountlessHours of student observations, philosophy #philosophy including ontology and (w)holism, neuroscientific, neuropsychology, educational research, #EducationalResearch, and studies along with my perpetual care for children. #ForChildren.
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