Author Archives: eweber

Vets Gave Their Lives! Let’s Give Back Peace!

Veterans gave us gifts of their lives! What if we give vets’ families peace gifts in return? Up for the challenge? If we teach peace – learners will try its possibilities. Let’s benefit all concerned simply to show vets our genuine thanks! Looking for peacemaking tasks that invite critical thinking?… Read more »

Ode to Brainpower in Civil Discourse

When people choose civil discourse over dragon tone, usually brain chemicals are far from their minds. Few consider how the brain is literally shaped in healthy ways by  words communicated with civility, and literally debilitated by toxic tone. For instance, skilled communicators operate mental equipment to create peace out of… Read more »

Thank Somebody to Amp Up Mental Wellness!

   Opposite  thankfulness lurks disappointment and both rely on a choice to either shape a dream or tank a day. Thankfulness and a Growth Mindset! 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… Read more »

What’s Critical about Thinking?

Have you ever seen sacred cows  consume innovation and block growth? I have. Wherever you hear the catchword critical thinking discussed, you find new definitions. The only part people seem to hold in common is that you should wield critical thinking to solve problems. Have you noticed it works less… Read more »

Growth Mindset Tasks & Teen’s Mental Health

When teens focus on healthy minds, they also switch on their growth mindset. How so? Make interactive notebooks a daily routine and students learn how to nurture mindfulness step-by-step in ways that trigger clear thinking and fuel wellbeing. Journaling offers a daily opportunity to support healthy minds and raise mental… Read more »

Write Halloween Stories in Haunted Hallows

Why not convert your high school classroom or home into a Haunted Hallow where teens imagine realities such as, Lost in a Mystery Corn Maze? Or where a Scarecrow Festival springs into life as students enter and begin their Halloween inspired writing. It’s not only fun, but it sparks a… Read more »

Marks of an Online Brain

eweber   September 27, 2016   1 Comment on Marks of an Online Brain

Brain based skills transform online communities in much the same way an afternoon sun shores up  outdoor adventures. What wonderful strengths enrich any circle with communication and a sense of well being at its center. While many people admit that it’s electric to belong to such an online  group, far… Read more »

Could Mindfulness Counter Dark Money with Richer Brainpower?

In response to Jane Mayer’s  mind-bending book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, what if we take another look at mindful brains beyond bucks? If an immediate response is urgent, and I think it is,  how can we each help lead… Read more »

Could Mindfulness Heal the Heart of Learning & Leading?

If gridlock feeds ego and shuts out brainpower   could mindfulness and trust heal the heart of learning and leading? The more gridlock images we see flash across media, schools, and our lives, the more innovative, healing, and fun-filled images get lost. To learn and lead mindfully though, takes more… Read more »

Re-imaging schools to cultivate curiosity and foster fewer fears!

Do current schools cultivate curiosity or foster fears that drown innovation? No question, curiosity is central to learning. Problems arise though, when investigation and discovery fall too far from center at school. Without curiosity’s driving fuel, students and teachers appear instead to foster fears that shut down wonder and kill… Read more »

Humbled to Learn from Awesome Behavior Experts!

Thank You iMotions for including Mita brain based approaches to leading and learning as #19 below. Much to learn from each leader you listed here! Humbled that Mita International Brain Center found a place among giants I’ve admired! Post below taken from iMotions Research Platform. Top 50 Human Behavior Experts… Read more »

Namungos Bring Mental Benefits to Sports Minded Learners

You may remember namungos as fictional characters – with real brain parts! But did you know  they offer magical supports to sports minded people? I’m referring to people who enjoy movement, do well at one or more sports, or like to compete in physical activities. Brain Based Benefits for Kinesthetic… Read more »

Parents’ Brains Onboard Secondary Schools

Parents care deeply about their teens! Yet surveys show that too few parents of teens spot much incentive to enter some secondary schools. It doesn’t have to be that way LA’s “worst school” discovered when they reached out to parents and soon became the best.  It turns out that many… Read more »

Tame My Myg or Stick Me Sad!

We all come to the table with emotional intelligence – that impacts vital choices we make to progress or regress. Did you know that your brain’s amygdala holds every good and bad choice you’ll make today? Or are you aware that  stored responses pop back up to become emotional choices… Read more »

How to Dial Up Magic in Teens with Smarter Secondary Schools

Are we setting secondary school stages that dial up that magic our teens already possess? Do we facilitate secondary learning cultures that capture teens’ awesome brainpower for wonder, risk and innovation? If so, you’ve likely noticed how learner diversity delightfully bursts into every class and teens look forward to new… Read more »

Beyond a Bully Brain Lies …

Look into human brains to see why some people love and feel loved, while others bully whenever they encounter shortcomings, failings, faults or mistakes in themselves or others. Research shows that bullies often lack skills to handle things better. Why does it matter? New neuro discoveries affirm how non-bullying skills… Read more »

Namungos Predict Your Success!

Your brain holds remarkable clues about your success or failure in the coming term! How so? You’ll run with novelty or default to ruts. Enter namungos WM and BAS to show you how so… Read more about how to run with novelty rather than default to ruts… 2. You’ll trigger… Read more »