Category Archives: General

How Do You Test to Know What They Know?

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 »

What’s Your Anti-Loneliness Quotient?

Ever notice how special days can tend to bring out serious blues in some? Research tells us that loneliness causes more deaths than smoking or obesity.  Red flags may show up in feelings of severe disappointment, hopelessness, or anxiety, and any of these can pave a mental pathway to depression… Read more »

Go to the Heart and Mind of Holiday Cheer for …

No need to let past experiences rob you of the wonder and cheer in an upcoming holiday. In spite of your situation, mindfulness tosses delight back to you in shapes, sounds and textures of fun festivity! What if this holiday brings out the best in others and forgives missteps in… Read more »

Looking to Change a Culture? Brain Based Co-Creations Move Mindsets

Have you ever proposed change to a traditional board? I’m talking about an  interactive exchange where board members co-create and help re-shape tangible benefits for current and future members.  Such a proposal – if highly interactive – can put  you on your way to co-facilitating change within the culture this… Read more »

How are You Smart?

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With an advent of multiple intelligences, and new neuro discoveries,  we change the question from How smart are you? to ask instead How are you smart?  Our new question changes the way we lead and learn successfully! We now know that intelligence is fluid, not fixed and that we can… Read more »

How are You Smart and I’m Not?

Change the question from HOW SMART ARE YOU? to ask instead: HOW ARE YOU SMART? and you’ll ready your brain for life-changing discoveries. Einstein once claimed he was no smarter than others, but that he simply stayed with problems long after others left. Could we solve more problems with finer… Read more »

Fall Harvest – as Bounty for the Mind

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 »

Why Model the Art of Kindness and Teach the Rigor of Mindfulness?

Ever wonder why a kind gesture leaves you laughing more? Hoping more? Learning more? Yet, did you know teachers and parents value grades and competition over kindness and caring support? Or do you question why feeling cared for steps you delightfully toward a magic carpet that carries you past disinterest… Read more »

Looking for Your Halloween Muse?

What if you were to build creative writing tasks around your fun Halloween plans? Teachers and teens love to find Halloween ready-to-roll materials that young writers breakthrough ideas, wrapped in holiday fun. Below are cool writing prompts to get you started. See a brief Halloween writing task video here. Choose… Read more »

Graphic Novel for Brain Based Reconciliation

Looking for a vibrant new interactive curriculum to foster conversations on reconciliation? Interested in engaging  leaders in the value of diverse talents from every culture, belief and background? Want new understanding about humanity we all share? Reconciliation can transform blame into brain boosts! Yes, where mutual benefits abound! You’ll love… 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 »

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 »