Does Genius IQ Require Ethical Character?

Can people be considered genius – without a stellar moral compass to guide actions such as integrity or kindness to others? Are swindlers enabled in your circles, under the guise of intelligence? In an age where horizons shift, leaders look past moral failures in favor of personal gain, and finer… Read more »

Celebrate Mom’s Point of View on Mother’s Day?

What if we heard more about a valued viewpoint that shaped our mother’s life? Imagine the potion she’d receive to rediscover her finest insight handed to children she loves. A winning Mother’s Day treasure? Motherhood for me was hands down the most important, challenging and meaningful role in my life…. Read more »

Change for New Era Rotary Leadership?

Rotary definitely has the brainpower, new neural discoveries have the tools and millennials have new era service suggestions. Together we’re armed with a new question! Our new question, How are you smart? replaces the traditional question, How smart are you?  The new question relies on multiple intelligences and a rebooted idea… Read more »

Let’s Talk About Brain Based Learning

Brain based learning differs from traditional classes in that it makes room for new neural discoveries central to growth. Students and teachers use strengths as vital tools to help them build on what they know in any lesson. See brain based Twitter Chat archived for magnificent ways to engage fun… Read more »

100 Brain Based Tasks for All Stories

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 »

What if Peace Possibilities Blew into Class with Spring?

Have you seen spring’s new life jolt teens alive?  When warm south breezes begin to blow into young lives, it’s no surprise that original ideas also begin to emerge like new sprigs poke up into the morning sun. It’s the perfect season to fan innovative possibilities such as robust peace… Read more »

Learn More in Less Time with Oodles of Fun!

Thanks for including this Brain Leaders and Learners blog among many of my hero leaders! Special thanks to Best 21st Century Leadership Blogs – New Media, by James Strock for listing the top blogs! Thanks to so many of my friends and mentors whose blogs teach and encourage us all! … 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 »

What’s New?

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“What’s new?”  People often ask me, as if something really is. When I hear others asked what’s new, I’ve often heard back the conversation closer, “Not much.” Researchers begin new projects with questions about what’s new that leave people like me wondering if something will change eventually, and if so… Read more »

Replace Stress with Social and Emotional Survival Skills

Rarely have we struggled against more anxiety and stress and without adult models, our youth are especially in need. It’s the perfect time to respond with social strategies and emotional boosts that toss cheer and hope back into our day! But how? What can we do, in a climate of… Read more »

How Do You Test to Know What They Know?

Any IQ score or standardized test result can address the question, How smart are they? Yet most of us who hope to awaken brainpower in our students, agree that mere numbers say little about their real capabilities.  On the other hand, if you want to ensure students actively master a… Read more »

Hack Secondary Lectures with Brain Boosts for Focus and Fun

Few deny that secondary students focus faster and remember more when they tackle lecture topics with more mental equipment than mere listening skills. Yet teachers who face overwhelming pressures from tests, standards and curriculum demands often deliver critical facts as a last resort, in spite of what we know about… Read more »

Black Matters! Black Leaders! Black History Month!

Poverty is still a huge problem for many and yet we also still have opportunities to learn about doable solutions from black leaders. Teens and young adults care deeply about resolving this problem. Maybe that’s why they enjoy teaming with black leaders to navigate possibilities together that we may otherwise… Read more »

Build Your Valentine IQ in a Caring Community

Looking for a way to amp up kindness, build skills for inclusion  and celebrate kids love for Valentine Day? Since the opposite of exclude is include – and the best place to learn is a caring community – then Valentine’s Day’s the perfect event to include teens in fun activities… Read more »

Activate the Brain’s Compassion for Fun and Inspiration

What will you do for COMPASSION and it’s handmaiden FUN this week? How might you spawn an interactive CARE and KINDNESS today? Will your week look more like the pig or the dog in this video? I started a KINDNESS project with my grandchildren and an interactive brain based COMPASSION… Read more »