Simply start with newly discovered facts about the human brain, and you’ll soon ramp up fun and festivity for your holiday.
Open the personal gift of intrapersonal intelligence as your tool to tackle holiday challenges by giving and gaining far more. Offer presents like those below and find holiday miracles fit for a genius.
Imagine a turkey table where all speak up, all feel heard and where differences add delight to your festive exchanges! With tone skills we disagree in ways that value people who differ. We transform turkey day into an awesome Thanksgiving exchange. Play with differences! Disagree – while building goodwill with… Read more »
On Veterans Day and many other occasions – we celebrate heroic men and women who stand for peace. We honor every precious soul who laid down their lives so that peace stands a chance. Hopefully, we also ask, “What if robust peace worked better than war?” Or, “What if brilliant… Read more »
Teach Thanks as a Daily Practice! Have you noticed how even simple expressions of gratitude can offer you mental tools that no other approach to life can quite equal? Or are you aware that thankfulness changes the chemical and electrical circuitry of your brain? People who develop thankful skills build… Read more »
It’s impossible to lead urban schools, according to popular Rochester publisher Mary Anna Towler. In her October 28th editorial Towler wrote: “The problem is that the public and community leaders expect the impossible from the school district.” Do you agree? Few dispute that Rochester’s child-poverty rates near bottom in the… Read more »
Brain based learning actively applies new facts to achieve innovative initiatives across traditional disciplines. Learners apply new content to craft original products or solve real world problems – rather than memorize facts for paper-pencil tests. Yes, in spite of obstacles such as separated classes in secondary or university classes that… Read more »
Students love to navigate their own learning progress – especially when they see or can create adventurous pathways to rewards. That’s why my students grade their own participation in every class. How so? At the beginning of class students collect their personal tone chart. On one side they read and… Read more »
Imagine a learning and leading circle not handcuffed to past sarcasms that exclude some, but freed with humor that benefits all! Build mental muscle that transforms sarcasm into humor that fosters learning and raises IQ for many! People who enjoy sarcasm defend its harsh, bitter derision as mere irony and… Read more »
What would it take to start the new term with a learning community that works with all brains on-board? Good news: For each learning benefit you crave, you possess brain parts that can act as tools to bring it about! In the poster below you can identify the brain parts… Read more »
Imagine the benefits when older learners create cool learning activities for younger learners to teach the awesome wonders of monarch butterflies! Older learners retain 90% more because they teach as they learn! Younger learners gain personal attention from a teen! Teachers gain materials to create booths and centers for biology… Read more »
Imagine teacher evaluations as mental growth guides! Consider benefits for all concerned! Teachers expect to be evaluated – and few have any problem with that reality. So why the rift between State lawmakers and teacher assessments? Let’s just say that when faculty reviews support student and teacher growth, and when… Read more »
Imagine your students raving about their final exam – because it magically transformed itself into a celebration! I’m talking about a Brain Based Celebration of Innovation. Imagine the anxiety of final exams converted into exhilarating adrenaline of student-led learning that engaged the entire community! No wonder students and parents and… Read more »
Imagine the wonder of a class where teens and young adults love to run to and meet their genius! What will you do to raise IQ and add wonder into your circles?
Welcome to the “First Day of Class Blog Hop!” Check the end of this post to find other experts and to learn how you can receive 50 FREE task cards for this lesson on The Fault in Our Stars! The Fault in Our Stars – A Brain Based Lesson to… Read more »
Say you find yourself working with peers who cling to obsolete turf. Or perhaps you’re stuck in a rut with a boring routine you feel helpless to change. In both cases you’ve likely defaulted to operating from your brain’s basal ganglia. which can make every action you do part of the “stuck… Read more »
Imagine back to school with benefits for learners and teachers brains much like the sizzling sun adds play in summer. I plan to start the year with brain based benefits that extend many wonders of summer fun into celebrations that learning adds. How about you? … Read more »
Ever wonder how your brain uploads new ideas? How it runs with wonder toward inspired ideas – or rejects renewal like bats reject sunshine? Or have you sensed brilliance that thrives just beyond your reach? The brain holds secret paths toward new ideas such as combining learning+summer fun+giving as in… Read more »
Without regular reflection and renewed directions, common traps in most organizations we work within become sinkhole killers of novelty. How so? …
5 Common Traps that Sink Innovation