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 »

Your Brain on Peace – Value for All!

What if Veterans Day inspired us to invigorate and celebrate a robust peace plan that offers far more benefits in wellbeing that any conflicts we create? In so doing we’d also reboot our brains with new neuron pathways for peace possibilities to resolve personal, domestic or national gripes. Let’s say… Read more »

Teach Thanks! Connect Dots across Differences for Thanksgiving Fun!

Looking to start mind-bending and fun discussions at Thanksgiving? Need a few prompts to ignite curiosity of a toddler, teen or teacher? Hope to draw from the heart of grandparents? Crave a wee more wit ‘n wisdom from a variety of angles on shared topics? Teach THANKS and mindfulness grows… Read more »

What if meetings reflected the diverse mental equipment gathered?

Imagine a meeting of any kind that offers a life-changing opportunity to build a breakthrough innovation that benefits all concerned. OK, if that’s too big a step to visualize, simply imagine a meeting you loved to attend. You’ve likely seen it – that rare gathering where enthusiasm and curiosity emerge… Read more »

Fall Harvest – as Bounty for the Mind

If you view fall’s harvest or September’s full moon as a festive wonder, you’ll also want to spot celebrations fit for storing sustenance to use in colder, darker seasons. Or do you? Perhaps while caught up in the delights of fall, you fail to think much about winter.  Even so,… Read more »

Why Teach the Art of Kindness and the Rigor of Mindfulness?

Ever wonder why a kind gesture leaves you laughing more? Hoping more? Learning more? Yet, did you know teachers and parents value grades and competition over kindness and caring support? Or do you question why feeling cared for steps you delightfully toward a magic carpet that carries you past disinterest… Read more »

Looking for Your Halloween Muse?

What if you were to build creative writing tasks around your fun Halloween plans? Teachers and teens love to find Halloween ready-to-roll materials that young writers breakthrough ideas, wrapped in holiday fun. Below are cool writing prompts to get you started. See a brief Halloween writing task video here. Choose… Read more »

Graphic Novel for Brain Based Reconciliation

Looking for a vibrant new interactive curriculum to foster conversations on reconciliation? Interested in engaging  leaders in the value of diverse talents from every culture, belief and background? Want new understanding about humanity we all share? Reconciliation can transform blame into brain boosts! Yes, where mutual benefits abound! You’ll love… Read more »

Pastries, Players and Critical Thinking in High TQ Game

What do pastries, players and critical thinking possess in common? It’s called High TQ and students especially love to play it with a few high tea style pastries. Editable treats are optional however.  Respect is not! Critical thinking skills come together in this game so that students engage opponents’ perspectives… Read more »

Why Avoid Advice to Teens?

What’s good for one teen is rarely good for another. Teens long to be valued for who they are as individuals.Teen talents are often hidden and unused in high school. What do the above three statements share in common? Advice is rarely the best way to engage, inspire or energize… Read more »