Top 3 Student Concerns When Studying for Tests

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 »

Choices that Disrupt or Systems that Destroy

What gets you through another day when your brain seems to shout back, “I can’t go on!” What makes life worth your effort, when lofty plans get pierced with unexpected pain? Do you nudge the dial toward, I’ll go on? Or do you default to capricious choices that evaporate your… Read more »

Brains De-escalate Battles or Default to Fears!

Does law enforcement training leave officers and the public vulnerable to toxic fears that literally disarm human brains when emotional confrontations arise?  When police train to de-escalate violence peace will prevail! Meet 6  namungos or fictional characters that come with real brain parts to help scale down skirmishes before full-blown… Read more »

Combine Climate, Robots, Minecraft, Grandparents and Kids!

Who doesn’t love a great story? And who’s not into Minecraft creations, or a loving grandparent cuddle? Finally, who’s not concerned about problems such as text neck, because kids are online too much? If you say, yes to any of these three  it only makes sense to engage young readers hot topics… Read more »

First Glance at New Book – Your Brain on Grace!

Where’s grace when you’re so far down you have to look up to see bottom? Have you ever felt deeply loved and experienced deep depression at the same moment. There’s a neural related reason these two cannot co-exist. Opposite emotions cannot co-exist in your amygdala – since love is fueled… Read more »

Learn More in Less Time with Oodles of Fun!

Here are 25 cool learning and review ideas – each related to newly discovered neural facts that will ramp up your takeaways from study or review. Use the chart below to create your own active study guides or test prep tasks for each of the 25, and watch your test… Read more »

Can Fearless Girl Handle Fear Bulls Bring?

Could Fearless Girl  help remove fear from leaders who run with brute force of Charging Bulls?  State Street Global Advisors suggest she can! You? Or do we still have a bigger problem grasping how male and female leaders differ  yet come together in ways that can benefit all? Would we… Read more »

Who Cares about Mom’s Point of View on Mother’s Day?

Motherhood for me was hands down the most important, challenging and meaningful role in my life. Not because I got it right all of the time.  Nor was parenting easy as a single mom when days slipped into nights with too much to do and too little sleep to keep… Read more »

Addressing Growing Concerns for Teens’ Mental Health

Never before have teens needed us more to spot safe places past their struggles, and to support their strengths. After a lifetime of working with teens and their families, it pains me to read reports of spiked suicides, along with a proliferation of chemicals and drugs used to try and… Read more »

What Happens If You Risk Change in Smug or “Content” Cultures?

You meet people daily who feel afraid to fix a broken anything because they fear they’ll end up alone, stuck and without support, in self-satisfied circles that see new ideas as mere buzz at best. Inner terror is only intensified by physiological challenges, such as your mental makeup. Do the… Read more »

Life-Changing Conversations! Cultivate Change by Rebooting Brains!

Find yourself watching too much TV? Looking for a way to  sidestep a sister’s cynicism? Dream of leaving a legacy worth living? Ready for life changing conversations that cultivate change people crave? The fun part of two-footed questions is that all teach, all learn, all lead – so it’s no… Read more »

10 Things Possibility Thinkers Do Differently

You’d have to have the brain of a coconut husk to run from or deliberately block life-changing wonders in your day, in spite of challenges we all face. Yet how many of us make proactive choices as a way to look beyond nagging problems? Students thrive when we help them… Read more »

Connect Differences When Learners Teach – Teachers Learn – and ALL Lead!

Do races come together for you in ways that value all? Does the age gap narrow? Do people play their way together to deeper understanding of new era skills? In traditional classes that respond to the question, How smart are you? the answer is likely NO. When learning depends on… 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 »

Personal Plea – Stop Shooting – Start Caring

Could we curb current US gun violence simply to cultivate Canada’s kind of compassion? Glance with me at our American 100% male cabinet and compare Canada’s 50% female cabinet to consider our warrior narrative against Canada’s peacemaker backdrop throughout history. What if our US cabinet adopted more diverse leadership? Could… Read more »

10 Playful Pathways into Imagination

Luckily, the human brain comes with unique equipment to free your mind, solve problems, or create adventures many crave but most people fail to imagine for themselves. Follow one or two  new neuron pathways today and watch limiting habits fade as rigid ruts yield to infinite imaginings. It’s really about… Read more »

Your Brain on Conflict – Innovation Drain

  Just as brains gravitate to gambling addictions  when we pull slot machine levers for unsure results, we also compulsively flip channels for feisty news clips that hold us captive in a toxic grip. Both addictions come with the same inner craving for indeterminate wonder.  Both can lead to disaster,… Read more »