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 »
To improve learning is to change the metaphor so that all students and their teachers relate positively. When kept silent – too many teens face boredom and frustrations that come from silent toxins. The opposite is also true.Students who speak up and feel heard do far better in every class!… Read more »
If you were to plan the perfect March 17th festival – what would it look like? Would St. Patrick attend your gig? Here’s to the Luck o’ the Irish within each of us. Wishing you sun on your shoulders and wind in your sails!
Do you or your students fear tests? Does anxiety over getting it “right” tend to trump the sheer joy of learning? Play, create and learn in ways that ease test anxiety. Watch games replace stress with test skills you can use beyond any class. Brain based cultures test without anxiety… Read more »
If awesome learning lives just beyond myths – what myth would you bust first? New neuro discoveries show myths related to lectures, venting, contentment, boredom, music and more. Have you seen a learning myth that needs busting so that learning opportunities grow? Care for a FREE form to help others… Read more »
Happy Valentine Blog Hop 2015! It was 7th grade in a Nova Scotia country school and he was far too clever and cute for my gangly personality or clunky communication skills. So when Jeffrey shoved a small box into my hand – with the words, “Wanna be on my debate… Read more »
Teens and young adults love to learn the skills that allow them to disagree while building goodwill among those who differ. Opposing view essays on sizzling issues work well to help us all celebrate Black History month! What will you do to help teens and young adults lead us into… Read more »
As Valentine approaches – have you considered how personal feelings transform especially well into brilliant learning and leading tools? Use parts of the brain never before used to accomplish things never before accomplished! Too many teens and young adults feel alone and lonely in February’s dark days. It does not… Read more »
To debate well is far less to win all minds to your side, and far more to engage opposing sides to benefit all concerned. Skilled debate prevents gridlock.
Suffer from a toxic or restrictive workplace? Ask two-footed questions to spark both sides of brains to capitalize on hidden and unused talents! Read how at Switch and Shift!
If you view fall’s harvest or September’s full moon as a festive wonder, you’ll also want to spot celebrations fit for storing sustenance to use in colder, darker seasons. Or do you? Perhaps while caught up in the delights of fall, you fail to think much about winter. Even so,… Read more »
Tone tools create goodwill for skilled leaders – even in war zones. The body language of leaders’ communication, tone brings a smile of inclusion or adds a snub of rejection. It embodies the warmth of thanks, and also chills your peers with criticism.How so? Good tone articulates problems with solutions… Read more »
Teens have finally found a book THEY love! In fact they’re devouring The Fault in our Stars in droves! The clever part is that teachers love it too! No book on the market today is teaching teens what they want to know about empathy,friends, trust, belief, and humor – in… Read more »
You cannot learn to create if you … 1. Say you can’t. The brain creates when you tell it to do something original. Ford was right when he said: “If you say you can or you say you can’t you are right.” 2. Focus on perfect. A brain needs wiggle… Read more »
Fear feels like a natural response to facts brandished about without any ability to respond. If you ask a simple – What if … question though, fear moves into freedom that innovative change-agents enjoy! A mental barrier to freedom, fear of failure’s understandable when you think about it. Salacious front-liners … Read more »
Honored to rank in the 50 Best Leadership Blogs of 2013. Thanks to the generous research by Dr. Jon Warner – we are supported, encouraged and blessed by this kind recognition. Many good friends and colleagues here in this list, remind us daily to keep on creating and to join… Read more »
What two-footed will you ask today to draw out new talent, build curiosity for the other side of a topic, or cultivate a caring community?
How will your week find you in stress-free zones?
This article is not about how you create these filters, nor is not about how personal filters are impacted by your gene pool. Those facts discussed in the book Making Change Easy.
This post invites you to grow new filters that will improve your choices, by consciously looking at your day through another’s perspective.