Monthly Archives: August 2009

Could Neuro-Discoveries Transform University?

eweber   August 30, 2009   5 Comments

What would it take to renew university learning and draw more brainpower from learners and leaders? We know adult intelligence improves – from MDs such as Dan Siegel, Director of  Mindsight Inst at UCLA School of Medicine, who draws on recent science to harness the brain’s circuitry. The results? Research… Read more »

Renewal Runs Deeper than Dollars

eweber   August 26, 2009   2 Comments

When government tosses out money as renewal incentives, in hope that dollars buy benefits, bureaucracies respond with inferiority.  Rewards and pay-for-performance practices work against renewal, according to Alfie Kohn who draws from hundreds of studies. Do you agree? Have leaders of educational institutes removed themselves from the heart of problems… Read more »

Brainy Approaches to Programming

eweber   August 24, 2009   2 Comments

Programming can become boring and routine for some, and so effective programmers look for ways to override their brain’s default for ruts. How so? In MITA Brain Based approaches — a novice programmer would: 1). Question with two feet to stir curiosity and add fun. Ask questions that hook to… Read more »

Hidden Traps Undo Brainpower

eweber   August 23, 2009   2 Comments

When you rev up mental equipment daily to either sink or swim, you discover how creativity and curiosity will trump criticism and intimidation. How then can you experience mental power in settings where no brain is left behind? One friend and fellow leader Dave Caiazza, put it this way: Work… Read more »

Change Me First

eweber   August 20, 2009   2 Comments

It’s said that many people want change yet far fewer risk changing what they do. That incongruity makes sense if you think about how it seems easier to change somebody else, than to face the fear or discomfort that holds you back from attempting new approaches. Unfortunately, even personal reflections… Read more »

Choose Brain Parts to Sink or Swim

eweber   August 16, 2009   7 Comments

On each new day your brain offers equipment to lose or win. The choice is yours, and brain activity can now be observed to show how winning or losing selections work, in spite of external conditions. So why do some people pick winning equipment while others settle for the loser’s… Read more »

Amygdala Acts on Stored Reactions

eweber   August 15, 2009   19 Comments

  Have you ever wondered why you blurt out responses that create problems for you later? Or did you know that your experiences are carried first to the thalmus, where they are sorted and sent as data to different areas of the brain for your response? Simply put, when you… Read more »

Brain Related Renewal – Experts to Teens

eweber   August 14, 2009   No Comments

Ask the lecturer in this video and he will say he engages listeners.  He might even go on to suggest today’s audiences expect too much and give too little. Ask listeners and they may support these 100 reasons to run hard from lectures! Have you considered lately how … To… Read more »

Mita Brain Manifesto for Renewal

eweber   August 9, 2009   17 Comments

With several prestigious awards from different countries, the name Mita has become synonymous with brainpowered tools for leading innovation with the whole brain in mind. Student-ready materials simply support faculty efforts. Mita’s practical approach  revolutionizes leading and learning, through cultural diversity, current brain facts, a unique manifesto, and over eighteen… Read more »

Values for Brain Powered Climate

eweber   August 2, 2009   48 Comments

Imagine a climate of peace, with humility that inspires, and people who recognize talents, and you’ve just begun to awaken intrapersonal intelligence. Build healthy relationships that shape character, and your brain cultivates new neuron pathways toward spirit and highest values such as caring in your character and in others. Or… Read more »

2 Footed Questions Lead Change

eweber   August 1, 2009   4 Comments

Spot any gaps in your life, where  adventure leaks out like water trickles through a sieve? Your brain’s working memory leads you to spot faulty traditions at work, or to see speed bumps that slow down progress in your day. But there’s more to change than finding flaws. For instance, … Read more »