Rarely have we struggled against more anxiety and stress where our youth are especially in need. It’s the perfect time to respond with social and emotional boosts that toss cheer back into coming holidays! Yes, suicides and homicides have spiked and hopelessness holds a gun to too many kids. Yet… Read more »
You’d have to have the brain of a coconut husk to miss daily news that our communities are slipping into dangerous crisis. Yet we question at times, if we have any offering against such national odds as opioids, shrinking public purse, or aging support groups such as Rotary that will… Read more »
We teach learners and leaders to follow the crowd if we demand they follow the same paths to our goals as everybody else follows. A stumbling block to growth? When we fail to help others unleash their hidden and unused intelligences, they may well fail to move forward. The question:… Read more »
Lack of empathy in high school lessons, ensures a lack of emotional capability in adult leaders. This lack shows up in a leader’s inability to learn from, collaborate with, or care for those who differ. Have you seen this emotional disability in your leaders? Since empathy is a central component… Read more »
Did you know that your brain’s plasticity equips you to become the person you’d like others to see in you?
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 »
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 »
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 »
Who doesn’t love a great story? And who’s not into Minecraft creations, or a loving grandparent cuddle? Finally, who’s not concerned about problems such as text neck, because kids are online too much? If you say, yes to any of these three it only makes sense to engage young readers hot topics… Read more »
Never before have teens needed us more to spot safe places past their struggles, and to support their strengths. After a lifetime of working with teens and their families, it pains me to read reports of spiked suicides, along with a proliferation of chemicals and drugs used to try and… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Do you lie about age, or do others find inspiration from your maturity? Perhaps more importantly – can you laugh at age? Do predictable answers fly from your tongue like corn pops over heat, or do you investigate and weigh different viewpoints? Would friends describe you as gracious and set… Read more »
Simply start with newly discovered facts about the human brain, and you’ll soon ramp up fun and festivity for your holiday.
Open the personal gift of intrapersonal intelligence as your tool to tackle holiday challenges by giving and gaining far more. Offer presents like those below and find holiday miracles fit for a genius.
Learning styles (or personality preferences) and multiple intelligence tasks can work together for growth mindset outcomes! However, they are not the same thing, and in fact learning styles have yet to be proven effective at some learning levels some scholars suggest. Anybody looking for an interesting PhD pursuit on this… Read more »
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 »
Does your community cultivate curiosity or foster fears that drown innovation? No question, curiosity is central to learning. Problems arise though, when investigation and discovery fall too far from center at school. Without curiosity’s driving fuel, students and teachers appear instead to foster fears that shut down wonder and kill… Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »