Your Brain’s Ability to Heal a Broken Heart

Some people hobble into their day with enough sorrow to crush any new realities that may exist for them on the other side of sad. Teens drop out of school with unresolved hurts, disappointed parents leave marriages, leaders hide in their offices and plot against those they’d pledged to serve,… Read more »

Robyn’s Last Day – A Celebrated Life!

A GREAT HUMAN left us today – and our loss is enormous …. After work we golfed on Lodge at Woodcliff Golf Course and Robyn hit ball after ball like an angel – so that we decided to sign up for a tournament soon and play for charity to capitalize… Read more »

100s of Back to School Forms for Fun and Adventure!

Back to school,  ready-to-roll, time-saving forms that draw in students and parents!  Transform every class you teach into adventures they remember! Oh … and you can also track learning progress  in your classes to make teaching more fun! Video descriptions for each bundle to help you find just the right… Read more »

Your Brain on the Power of Kind! Cutthroat or Care?

We’ve all benefited from caring and compassionate leaders. We’ve learned from mentors who appear to escape cutthroat tactics that hardwire cynics’ brains.  And we’ve marshaled up victories with coaches who spearhead care. Most of us at one time or another, build or find the kind of support that advances people… Read more »

Boost Working Memory to Learn New Skills

Have you slammed onto ruts or slipped into boring routines lately? If so read on and get ready  for a fun new adventure! Let’s say you’d like to learn a new technology such as Instagram, or accept an invitation to propose a digital innovation. Both cases  take more working memory,… Read more »

See Critical Changes Stall? A Brain’s Default to Ruts

Find yourself protecting  turf?  See others stuck in ruts, cling to stubborn opinions or demanding boring routines? If so, you’re likely looking at the brain’s default to its basal ganglia. Think of the basal ganglia as a mental warehouse of sorts, where every action, both good and bad, sit ready… Read more »

Survey Your Tone Skills – A Standing Ovation to Diversity

Tone tools can create goodwill – even in war zones! The body language of communication, tone brings a smile of inclusion or adds a snub of rejection. Tone benefits embody the warmth of thanks, while its lack chills through sneers and criticism. Not surprisingly, good tone tools help you to… Read more »

30 Fun Ways to Beat Summer Slide!

June may be brain awareness month, but every day offers another opportunity to beat summer slide. How so? Just for fun – why not celebrate a brain-friendly challenge daily. Let’s say you capitalize on hidden or unused intelligences in unexpected places all  summer? Or at least on 30 different days…… Read more »

Troubleshooting Tips and Brain Based Benefits

When learning or leadership problems pop up – how do you troubleshoot to ensure that all those you mentor, coach, teach, or facilitate will takeaway more?   Below are brain-compatible strategies I use and I’d love to hear your tips.

Open Letter to Stomp Out Teacher Evaluations and Step Up Learning!

To Leaders of Education Initiatives in my state of New York, Imagine teacher evaluations as mental growth guides! Visualize all faculty and students supported and prospered by the rest of us. At this point,  you’ll likely step up to toss out many standard or state-mandated observations. Why so? Top-down, judgmental,… Read more »

Smart Skills for 21st Century Agility

Agile learners develop smart skills to build flexible and resourceful communities, where problems get solved and people find support.  It’s more than hard or soft skills, yet it builds a learning community to integrate and hone both. Add to that the fact that smart skills bring agile results that leaders… Read more »

5 Mistakes We Make in Building Learning Cultures

Most leaders and faculty agree that to capitalize on the brain’s known abilities is to create a climate for high performance minds.  Most learners agree that  care and support can transform ordinary learning into fun-filled adventures and delightful discoveries. Sadly though, science about brains and observation of failed cultures sheds… Read more »