Author Archives: eweber

Pastries, Players and Critical Thinking in High TQ Game

What do pastries, players and critical thinking possess in common? It’s called High TQ and students especially love to play it with a few high tea style pastries. Editable treats are optional however.  Respect is not! Critical thinking skills come together in this game so that students engage opponents’ perspectives… Read more »

Why Avoid Advice to Teens?

What’s good for one teen is rarely good for another. Teens long to be valued for who they are as individuals.Teen talents are often hidden and unused in high school. What do the above three statements share in common? Advice is rarely the best way to engage, inspire or energize… Read more »

Expect Brains to Begin Your New Term!

Remember when you walked into that new class with huge expectations that tossed and tumbled exciting expectations in your tummy? Imagine a class that takes full advantage of the brain’s propensity to leap into the novelty of a new challenge with brain based tools that benefit all. Looking to convert… Read more »

Teach Empathy to Teens or Face Fallout in Leaders

Lack of empathy in high school lessons, ensures a lack of emotional capability in adult leaders. This lack shows up in a leader’s inability to learn from,  collaborate with, or care for those who differ. Have you seen this emotional disability in your leaders? Since empathy is a central component… Read more »

Teen Suicide – Growth Mindset – Mental Health

Middle school suicide peaks to an all-time high as depression worsen especially for teen girls! Even caring parents question why teens who appear to have everything, suddenly end their own lives. Yet when teens focus on healthy minds, they also switch on their growth mindset, for new possibilities beyond past… Read more »

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. Vermont Medical School is one of few who abandoned lectures in favor of engaging students. How… 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 »