This cool challenge to write with the brain more in mind, is part of Lit with Lyns Writing Wednesday line-up! It goes like this … What if you were to write a book for a younger reader with brain based benefits? Why not start by asking young readers what topic… Read more »
When learning or leadership problems pop up – how do you troubleshoot to ensure that all those you mentor, coach, teach, or facilitate will takeaway more? Below are brain-compatible strategies I use and I’d love to hear your tips.
Imagine an effective elevator speech that becomes your pass into a new job! Or a ticket to that promotion you crave! How so? Say it so that it sells your top talents in ways that fit their job’s top needs. Include the following tips to propose your best work assets… Read more »
Increasingly, we read and observe how games, sports and laughter add a personal punch to learning. Yet more than half the high school students who drop out, report boredom in class as the reason. What if you stockpile playful possibilities as part of your summer planning as a fun way… Read more »
June is brain awareness month, and people are wondering how to beat summer slide… Just for fun – let’s celebrate a brain-friendly challenge together daily. What if we capitalize on hidden or unused intelligences in unexpected places all month? Maybe even all summer… June 1st – Listen for a new… Read more »
Have you ever tossed innovative ideas back and forth – much like an enjoyable game of catch – moves the ball from one player to the next? Here at the Mita International Brain Center – brain based mentoring is called mind-guiding, and it has mentees teaching at times, and… Read more »
Win $100 gift certificate for Brain Based materials at my TPT Site! You’ll find descriptive videos for each resource listed there! Ready-to-roll materials (no prep required to use them). Include games, interactive tasks, original content, speech writing guides, videos, formative and summative tests, answer keys, lessons, units and more… All… Read more »
Motherhood for me was hands down the most important, challenging and meaningful role in my life. Not because I got it right all of the time. Nor was parenting easy as a single mom when days slipped into nights with too much to do and too little sleep to keep… Read more »
Students often complain that passive note-taking is both boring and a waste of time? Have you heard it? Whenever I offer motivational materials to support their study sessions though, I notice students tend to get far finer results for their efforts and talents. They do better in quizzes, tests and… Read more »
While we now know that students retain less from lectures, we question how to cultivate brain based cultures that trigger observable and impressive growth. Good news! It’s actually easier than most realize – to get older students active and growing in any class! Enter six little namungos with big brainy… 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 »
After a lifetime of attending and leading conferences to get more from our brains, I see why few takeaway more. Those who benefit from get-togethers rock electrifying opportunities that remain hidden and unseen to most. How so? Here are 6 surefire ways to takeaway swag at team meetings or learning… Read more »
Many ask – “If I don’t tell them – how will they know?” Discover in fantasy characters – with real brain parts – how active brains increase learning through confidence, laughter curiosity and more! Yes – at ALL ages! Namungos help you enjoy your awesome brain even more!
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 »