5 Signs You’re Much Smarter than Average

Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence, put together a list of 5 traits that may point to higher intelligence based on his research.  Some are very surprising!  Below is a summarized list of his discoveries.  View his full article, where he sites very interesting studies, HERE.   You’re Anxious. Anxiety…. How can this be good? As it turns out, people with high levels of anxiety tend to be more focused on any given task.  People with anxiety disorders are found to have a higher IQ.  Next time you feel your anxiety kicking in, be comforted in knowing that your brain

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ITA Class Spotlight: Show Dance

Show Dance was inspired by students who wanted to combine their love of dancing and acting.  Students in Show Dance are also given characters to perform on stage during the Musical Theater show using costumes, props, scenery and set pieces! DID YOU KNOW? Show Dance is uniquely designed to equally benefit beginner dancers and advanced dancers in one class.  Show Dance allows advanced dancers to concentrate on characters, expressing emotions, challenged with difficult props and lead the performances; while beginner dancers learn basic movements, are introduced to acting techniques in dance and create their own characters. All students work at their

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Inaugural Festival A Success

Current in Carmel, September 2016 Commentary by Jessica Golden The International Talent Academy saw incredible success with its first Children’s Festival for Arts and Education, hosted in celebration of the Carmel nonprofit’s 10th anniversary. ITA was established in 2006 to provide kids in Carmel access to a world-class performing and liberal arts education. The Sept. 11 event took a unique approach to making education fun for kids. Game booths, representing an area of ITA’s programming in music, theater, dance, etiquette, public speaking and early brain development, allowed children to have tons of fun, laughing and playing while learning. Prizes weren’t

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International Talent Academy Celebrates 10 years of Inspiring the Community

International Talent Academy Celebrates 10 years of Inspiring the Community The International Talent Academy has a long history of serving the Carmel community with its world-class liberal and performing arts programs for young learners. This September, the local non-profit is celebrating its 10th year of inspiring, challenging, and educating children. The goal of ITA’s efforts is to build a brighter group of children as an investment in the future, using research that shows that an incredible amount of a child’s brain development occurs in the first few years of life; at a time before children are often challenged with extensive

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10 Things to Keep Your Child’s Brain Active Over the Summer

1. Nature Scavenger Hunt: Learn about the types of trees, insects, leaves/pine needles and rocks found in your backyard or nearby park and create a scavenger photo list to send your little one out to find, or go on the adventure with them! 2. Activity Books: Have workbooks for your child to complete while on summer break. Make it exciting for them to complete by offering rewards like a trip to the Children’s Museum or another favorite place! 3. Bring your Child to Work Day: Arrange with your boss/co-workers to let your child observe what you do while they are

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Inaugural Festival A Success

Current in Carmel, September 2016 Commentary by Jessica Golden The International Talent Academy saw incredible success with its first Children’s Festival for Arts and Education,

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