Category Archives: MITA approaches

Brain Based Reflections Over Summer Break?

Reflective learning hands us lamps of curiosity, clears diverse pathways forward, and offers authentic outcomes to showcase what’s learned! Its omission creates quagmires of stagnation in people and in their professions. How could summer break offer magical moments in reflections that will rejuvenate  your coming term? How can stepping back… Read more »

Brain Based Tools for Teens Who Struggle

It’s no secret that teens are dropping out of school at alarming rates. Or that kids who drop out face a higher risk of drugs, depression, homelessness, and even death. What I find especially alarming though, is that these at-risk teens bring amazing mental capabilities into every circle they enter…. 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 »

Question with 2 Feet for a Mind to Dream with Dr. King

Open your I Have a Dream lesson with students’ interests, and you’ll trigger their ability to design a mind-bending dream. Ask a two-footed dream-building question such as, What innovative change could you fuel to benefit yourself and others? How two-footed questions build courage to dream Compare questions in  the video below… 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 »

What’s Critical about Thinking?

Have you ever seen sacred cows  consume innovation and block growth? I have. Wherever you hear the catchword critical thinking discussed, you find new definitions. The only part people seem to hold in common is that you should wield critical thinking to solve problems. Have you noticed it works less… Read more »

Humbled to Learn from Awesome Behavior Experts!

Thank You iMotions for including Mita brain based approaches to leading and learning as #19 below. Much to learn from each leader you listed here! Humbled that Mita International Brain Center found a place among giants I’ve admired! Post below taken from iMotions Research Platform. Top 50 Human Behavior Experts… Read more »

Boost Working Memory to Learn New Skills

Have you slammed onto ruts or slipped into boring routines lately? If so read on and get ready  for a fun new adventure! Let’s say you’d like to learn a new technology such as Instagram, or accept an invitation to propose a digital innovation. Both cases  take more working memory,… Read more »

Troubleshooting Tips and Brain Based Benefits

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.

Smart Skills for 21st Century Agility

Agile learners develop smart skills to build flexible and resourceful communities, where problems get solved and people find support.  It’s more than hard or soft skills, yet it builds a learning community to integrate and hone both. Add to that the fact that smart skills bring agile results that leaders… Read more »

An Inuit Elder Taught Me How Ravens Walk and Soar as We Can Too

When I worked in the High Arctic in the 90’s, I met a wise Inuit elder who inspired me in new ways to face everyday challenges. He shared how ravens on Baffin Island (up by Greenland) surprised everybody when they began to walk one-day in the 80s. “Before that, ravens… Read more »

Your Brain on Peer Support

To support colleagues and draw support from peers means to first discover what brains crave in common and how they operate. How so? Imagine for instance, that we could build a learning community together to support all. Imagine that each will benefit from shared strengths that improve our circles daily…. Read more »

Poverty, African American Leaders, and You! Black History Insights Forward

Let us know how you and your circle reach beyond any one population to find wisdom and lead us in finer ways …

What if School Sizzled Like a Summer Sun?

Imagine back to school with benefits for learners and teachers brains much like the sizzling sun adds play in summer. I plan to start the year with brain based benefits that extend many wonders of summer fun into celebrations that learning adds. How about you?          … Read more »

Why Do Brains Resist or Run to Community Outreach?

Ever wonder how your brain uploads new ideas? How it runs with wonder toward inspired ideas – or rejects renewal like bats reject sunshine? Or have you sensed brilliance that thrives just beyond your reach? The brain holds secret paths toward new ideas such as combining learning+summer fun+giving as in… Read more »