Author Archives: eweber

PD on Brain Based Tasks for Learners or Leaders?

Find topics that interest your group here in the following video. Or contact me at the following Brain Based sites. Follow my updates for neural lessons, games, tasks and tests at TpT site and keep up with brain-friendly materials to enhance your class. If you have any further questions about… Read more »

Since what we lecture is not what others learn …

Most agree with neural research that illustrates how learning revs up with interaction and involvement. But fewer seem sure about how to create a syllabus for high school or higher education classes without lectures. How do you show in your syllabus active learning with robust rubrics that department heads will… Read more »

From Math Disdain To Learning Delight?

Not that all teens hate math but some do, and that disdain slows down their mental ability to run with any numeric  benefits for their lives. So it only makes sense to bust a few math moves that ensure delight for many more math students. Yes, they’ll begin to dance… Read more »

Mountain Drama that Changes Lives

Looking for a riveting page-turner for adventure lovers? Support secondary school students summer reading through this non-fiction narrative, they won’t put down.  They’ll engage their keen sense of adventure while awakening their unique intelligences to walk into the most terrifying geological event of our time. In his award-winning book, ERUPTION,… Read more »

Hack Secondary Lectures with Brain Boosts for Focus and Fun

Find this article – Hack Secondary Lectures with Brain Boosts for Focus and Fun, over at EduTopia! If you’re like me, you’ve likely noticed secondary students focus faster and remember more when they tackle topics with more mental equipment than mere listening skills. Yet when pressures slip in from tests,… Read more »

Brain Based Reflections Over Summer Break?

Reflective learning hands us lamps of curiosity, clears diverse pathways forward, and offers authentic outcomes to showcase what’s learned! Its omission creates quagmires of stagnation in people and in their professions. How could summer break offer magical moments in reflections that will rejuvenate  your coming term? How can stepping back… Read more »

Brain Based Tools for Teens Who Struggle

It’s no secret that teens are dropping out of school at alarming rates. Or that kids who drop out face a higher risk of drugs, depression, homelessness, and even death. What I find especially alarming though, is that these at-risk teens bring amazing mental capabilities into every circle they enter…. Read more »

Secondary or College Lectures into Student-Led Innovations

It’s not enough to call for active learning at secondary or university, or to show shortcomings of lectures as NPR and others do. Yet it’s a vital start! Increasingly I meet faculty who’d jump at a chance to try a new approach to teaching if they had support to make… Read more »

How Do You Look Beyond Losing Leaders?

If you’re ready to slog past politics, side-step broken systems, or look beyond self-serving leaders who let us down daily, read on … The best solution to leaders who lose our trust, is your leadership and mine. When we lead with care, we  courageously propose possibilities for all.  We move… Read more »

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 »