Meeting Tips from Teacher’s Arrest

What if the unfortunate arrest of a middle school teacher, helped all future participants to speak up and feel heard at your next meeting? Had this meeting been facilitated as a brain based gathering for instance, leaders would welcome diverse voices and would value different ideas on all topics. Imagine… Read more »

Student Concerns and Brain Based Study Tips

Mindful study skills reduce three key student concerns in ways that raise their test scores. Disagreement, deadpan boredom, and difficult-to-grasp facts – transform into learning gems that pay forward IQ-worthy points from their awesome brains and higher grades in their ledgers. How so? Concern 1 – You disagree with core… Read more »

How Your Brain Works Against Your Goals

If your new year goals already petered out, you can blame it on your brain.  Check out the brain’s default system or basal ganglia and you are facing down gridlock to changes you seek. Think of the basal ganglia as a mental warehouse of sorts, where every action, both good… Read more »

Question with 2 Feet to Dream with Dr. King

What if your I Have a Dream lesson opened with your students’ interests? What if Martin Luther King’s life and legacy triggered students’ ability to design a mind-bending dream? Ask a two-footed, dream-building question such as, What innovative change in your situation would benefit you and others? Compare questions in … Read more »

Brain Related Renewal for 2018?

For every year learning renewal escapes us, learners fail to get the support deeply vital for our future leaders. Could 2018 be the year we reboot learning goals and rewire education targets to unleash hidden and unused intelligences all around us? Ask the lecturer in this video and he will… Read more »

Experts’ 2018 Top Learning Predictions!

Do you agree with hot leadership predictions listed over at the Edvocate by Matthew Lynch. Predictions come from dozens of forward thinking experts below – about learning’s fate in 2018? Below are many experts we value and you can find each of their predictions over at at The Edvocate Global… Read more »

Celebrate Growth across Diverse People and Ideas

What’s missing or broken in your daily situation? Do some people feel unable to speak up or feel heard? Do different generations fail to foster well-being to all in your circles? Simply stated – do millennials and boomers learn from and support one another? If your circle appears unable to… Read more »

What Question Would Animate Your Holiday Table?

Have you seen the wonder created when you ask questions that others love to answer? Questions can animate a holiday gathering and bring different people together mindfully around questions that evoke curiosity and wonder. Choose one or more of the following questions to stoke wonder at your holiday gathering: 1…. Read more »

Go to the Heart and Mind of Holiday Cheer for …

No need to let past experiences rob you of the wonder and cheer in an upcoming holiday. In spite of your situation, mindfulness tosses delight back to you in shapes, sounds and textures of fun festivity! What if this holiday brings out the best in others and forgives missteps in… Read more »

Holiday Heartaches

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Kindling Grief Christmas or Hanukkah holidays can kindle killer sorrow after loss, disappointment or, memories of missteps.  Some choose avoidance as a strategy to handle grief during holidays. You? Whether a friend let you down, a schedule left you stressed, or you dread dealing with family baggage, holiday traditions tend… Read more »

Social and Emotional Learning Tools

Rarely have we struggled against more anxiety and stress where our youth are especially in need. It’s the perfect time to respond with social and emotional boosts that toss cheer back into coming holidays! Yes, suicides and homicides have spiked and hopelessness holds a gun to too many kids. Yet… Read more »

Looking to Change a Culture? Brain Based Co-Creations Move Mindsets

Have you ever proposed change to a traditional board? I’m talking about an  interactive exchange where board members co-create and help re-shape tangible benefits for current and future members.  Such a proposal – if highly interactive – can put  you on your way to co-facilitating change within the culture this… Read more »

How are You Smart?

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With an advent of multiple intelligences, and new neuro discoveries,  we change the question from How smart are you? to ask instead How are you smart?  Our new question changes the way we lead and learn successfully! We now know that intelligence is fluid, not fixed and that we can… Read more »

Holiday Giving Extended with Brains in Mind

After a fun discussion over their favorite jello treats, my  grandchildren and I just agreed to change our gift-giving Christmas tradition,  for a new practice of gifts given by Nana to causes we each identify. It’s really about extending hope to others, from our appreciation and love for one another…. Read more »

100 Brain Based Tasks to Include Readers in Any Story They Read!

Looking for dozens of interactive tasks to use with any story or novel? Fishbowl games, newspaper ads, gender circles, dialogues, social media creations, ballads, interviews to authors, post-it-notes and dozens more tasks for individual and team interactions. Here are 100 brain based tasks that engage students’ multiple intelligences to involve… Read more »

How are You Smart and I’m Not?

Change the question from HOW SMART ARE YOU? to ask instead: HOW ARE YOU SMART? and you’ll ready your brain for life-changing discoveries. Einstein once claimed he was no smarter than others, but that he simply stayed with problems long after others left. Could we solve more problems with finer… Read more »

Fun Fuels Grace and Stokes Curiosity

Grace is a bit like castles in the sky when we build, dream, and play as children do daily. Childlike play flings open gates into grace so that simple belief becomes love’s warmth, as it did in the fort we constructed to transform Nana’s living room for the day. Yesterday… Read more »