Category Archives: General

Personal Plea – Stop Shooting – Start Caring

Could we curb current US gun violence simply to cultivate Canada’s kind of compassion? Glance with me at our American 100% male cabinet and compare Canada’s 50% female cabinet to consider our warrior narrative against Canada’s peacemaker backdrop throughout history. What if our US cabinet adopted more diverse leadership? Could… Read more »

10 Playful Pathways into Imagination

Luckily, the human brain comes with unique equipment to free your mind, solve problems, or create adventures many crave but most people fail to imagine for themselves. Follow one or two  new neuron pathways today and watch limiting habits fade as rigid ruts yield to infinite imaginings. It’s really about… Read more »

Your Brain on Conflict – Innovation Drain

  Just as brains gravitate to gambling addictions  when we pull slot machine levers for unsure results, we also compulsively flip channels for feisty news clips that hold us captive in a toxic grip. Both addictions come with the same inner craving for indeterminate wonder.  Both can lead to disaster,… Read more »

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 »

Social Media Helps or Hurts Brainpower

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 »

Killer Question for Aging Parent or Older Child!

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 »

Do Your Routines Rob Our Hope?

When hope yields to daily mandated routines, our brains slip into dangerous ruts! Do your routines rob our hope? What about mandated routines? Looking for tips to reboot magical hope for a new season? I like to start with the two-footed question: What awakens hope in you in spite of difficulties… Read more »

Kindness Rebuilds Beyond Leader Gridlock

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 »

Learning Styles – Multiple Intelligences or Growth Mindset?

Learning styles and multiple intelligence tasks work together for growth mindset outcomes! While the backbone of multiple intelligences assumes that each person comes with at least eight distinctive intelligences, learning styles enable students to blend and combine these intelligences in several recognized patterns. Learning styles relate to the learning approaches… Read more »

Vets Gave Lives! Lessons Give Back Peace!

Veterans gave us gifts of their lives! What if we give vets’ families peace gifts in return? Up for the challenge? If we teach peace – for instance, learners may well try on its possibilities. Lessons on peace tend to benefit all concerned simply because they offer genuine thanks to… Read more »

Ode to Brainpower in Civil Discourse

Are you aware that all normal brains come with chemical and electrical equipment to help you choose civil discourse? Or did you know that your brain can default into cynical choices that bully, berate or intimidate? Simply stated, without deliberate choices for civility, a danger exists for lack of civility… Read more »

Could Mindfulness Heal the Heart of Learning & Leading?

If gridlock feeds ego and shuts out brainpower   could mindfulness and trust heal the heart of learning and leading? The more gridlock images we see flash across media, schools, and our lives, the more innovative, healing, and fun-filled images get lost. To learn and lead mindfully though, takes more… Read more »

Beyond a Bully Brain Lies …

Look into human brains to see why some people love and feel loved, while others bully whenever they encounter shortcomings, failings, faults or mistakes in themselves or others. Research shows that bullies often lack skills to handle things better. Why does it matter? New neuro discoveries affirm how non-bullying skills… Read more »

10 Tips to Brainier Golf – with Bonus Algorithm

Most agree that golf’s a cerebral game, so it makes sense to play with more brainpower in mind. Several know that we retain 90% more by teaching others as we learn ourselves, so it makes sense for teens to teach what they learn here to adult golfers. Lesser known is… Read more »