Category Archives: General

Who Cares about Mom’s Point of View on Mother’s Day?

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 »

Wasting time studying for tests?

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 »

Brain Based Tasks for Older Learners

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 »

Rock More Brainpower from Your Get-Together

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 »

Fantasy Namungos and Awesome Brain Parts You Lead or Teach

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!

Change the Metaphor to Improve Learning – Speak Up and Feel Heard!

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 »

Your Brain on Tests! Anxiety or …?

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 »

Personal Feelings into Brain Based Tools

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 »

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 »

Tone Tools for Brainier Leaders (A Survey)

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 »