Luckily, the human brain comes with unique equipment to build and sustain new neuron pathways from limiting habits to infinite imaginings. It’s really about moving from STUCK to UNSTUCK through playful possibilities! (Can you identify with this video?) When mentoring leads to mind-guiding then we both teach new neuron pathways… Read more »
Every failed move by leaders you observe, opens an opportunity for innovative leadership alternatives. Let’s say you care deeply about wellbeing for every human inside and beyond our nation. Or you strongly oppose war as any segue possibility into peace. What if you run from inequity, abhor abortion, yet firmly… Read more »
Disagree with a Healthy Dose of Goodwill for Those who Differ It happened just as I was about to introduce our discussion topic. So moved by what I observed in the crowd, I tossed my notes and invited the group to share why they huddled around a peer. Why were… Read more »
Open your I Have a Dream lesson with students’ interests, and you’ll trigger their ability to design a mind-bending dream. Ask a two-footed dream-building question such as, What innovative change could you fuel to benefit yourself and others? How two-footed questions build courage to dream Compare questions in the video below… Read more »
Any IQ score or standardized test result can address the question, How smart are they? Yet most of us who hope to awaken brainpower in our students, agree that mere numbers say little about their real capabilities. On the other hand, if you want to ensure students actively master a… Read more »
Researchers suggest that social media can harm kids’ brains, and few would disagree. Either way, social networks such as Twitter are here to stay. My question is, what impact do online networks play in strengthening minds and leading innovation across differences? Increasingly, brain gurus such as Susan Greenfield weigh in… Read more »
If you could re-stage your last family gathering for the sole purpose of engaging a life-changing question to an older child, or aging parent – what would you ask? My own beautiful, talented, generous and caring daughter has always been the light of my life – yet I failed at… Read more »
Does it surprise you that research shows people who spot more possibilities live longer than peers who focus on problems? They light up our circles too! You may ask, What about tough times, when cursing the darkness seems to bat last? Even when hope seems to fade, possibility thinkers are… Read more »
Holidays and emotionally driven elections can add stress and even threaten to tip our tiny vessel into their unpredictably choppy seas. Such charged events also open new possibilities to heal the humanity within each of us, beyond campaign wrangling, in spite of family feuds and past national regrets. Luckily our… Read more »
The problem with stress is that it masks as winner – so you miss its killer qualities and fail to spot danger signs before it strikes.
Just uploaded 256 two-footed questions to help us rebuild more and kinder communications across differences – than we lost through gridlock that stalls our collective IQ! Let me toss out a few two-footed sizzlers for your thanksgiving table that may bring opposites together for kinder benefits to all guests, for… Read more »
Does your community 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 »
What would you do differently, if you could retract one thing? If I could go back 40 years (gosh that’s a long retreat back!) – I’d change my teaching, parenting, and leadership approach in one key area…. I’d tell far less – and question more with 2 feet! Why so? … Read more »
What’s your problem?
That question starts a very different day, full of unusual possibilities! How so? Let’s say you ask this question to identify one and your brain springs into gear to look for possible solutions.
If I could go back to my first years as teacher, I’d ask more cool (two-footed) questions and tell far fewer boring facts. How so? Let’s say the lesson was CLOUD FORMATION. I’d skip listing of cloud formations in favor of asking a curiosity builder such as: if you were… Read more »
I’m fellow collaborator and fellow learner. With curiosity as currency and two-footed questions as engine – we move key concepts into lived experiences that add meaning. Theory and words wiggle into actions and benefits that inspire students from where they stand to where they dream. How so? Let’s say I… Read more »
Progress! Play! Prosper! You already come with all the mental equipment you need for this video to set you on a new path for the next era!
Welcome to the “First Day of Class Blog Hop!” Check the end of this post to find other experts and to learn how you can receive 50 FREE task cards for this lesson on The Fault in Our Stars! The Fault in Our Stars – A Brain Based Lesson to… Read more »
Imagine a meeting that offers an opportunity to build a breakthrough learning community. Or do your meetings dose and snuff out terrific ideas with terrifying toxins? Spot any incentives for genius meetings in this video? Let’s rethink why we run from some meetings, and take another look together at new… Read more »