Category Archives: research

Less Art for More Science?

eweber   October 21, 2010   11 Comments

Few disagree on an urgent need to increase America’s science and math proficiency in order to compete in our fast paced world. But how can a call for less art increase top science capabilities? The opposite is true. Only when you engage both sides of the human brain, can you… Read more »

Question into Right and Left Brainpower

eweber   July 11, 2010   1 Comment

Following a question can power up your day. How so? To choose a pathway of possibilities through questions – says researcher Ibrahim Senay – is to encounter unexpected benefits. I agree. Ask questions,  like open-minded people do, and you’ll stir up motivation as well as cultivate curiosity.  The kind of… Read more »

10 Secrets for Brain Bursts at High School

eweber   December 3, 2009   6 Comments

Canadian Alanna Mitchell, this year’s winner of the Atkinson Fellowship in public policy named brains as the secret to better schools. Not all agree. Mitchell recalled a Minister of Education who asked a neuroscientist: “The brain? What does the brain have to do with education?” In my renewal work across… Read more »

Higher Education Reinvention

eweber   November 3, 2009   3 Comments

  Higher Education and Brain Based Benefits   Ask the lecturer in this video and he will say he engages listeners.  He might even go on to suggest today’s audiences expect too much and give too little. Ask listeners and they may support these 100 reasons to run hard from… Read more »

Brainpower Response to Universities in Crisis

eweber   October 10, 2009   1 Comment

Consider current higher education communities in crisis, where one dean said, We pretend to teach them, they pretend to learn. Have you seen the disconnect between learning and leading change for the 21st Century? Yet normal brain activity is now observable to show how humans acquire and use knowledge. How… Read more »

Could Neuro-Discoveries Transform University?

eweber   August 30, 2009   5 Comments

What would it take to renew university learning and draw more brainpower from learners and leaders? We know adult intelligence improves – from MDs such as Dan Siegel, Director of  Mindsight Inst at UCLA School of Medicine, who draws on recent science to harness the brain’s circuitry. The results? Research… Read more »

Hidden Traps Undo Brainpower

eweber   August 23, 2009   2 Comments

When you rev up mental equipment daily to either sink or swim, you discover how creativity and curiosity will trump criticism and intimidation. How then can you experience mental power in settings where no brain is left behind? One friend and fellow leader Dave Caiazza, put it this way: Work… Read more »

Brain Related Renewal – Experts to Teens

eweber   August 14, 2009   No Comments

Ask the lecturer in this video and he will say he engages listeners.  He might even go on to suggest today’s audiences expect too much and give too little. Ask listeners and they may support these 100 reasons to run hard from lectures! Have you considered lately how … To… Read more »

Albany Blocks Brainpower while NY Burns

eweber   June 20, 2009   6 Comments

New York burns while Albany fiddles. News of political infighting, stalemates, accusations and posturing flood us daily, while opportunities for greatness fade for NY. A closer look, though, shows bureaucracy working against ethical brainpower. How so?  Neuro discoveries uncover organizational problems and possibilities. 1. Secondary schools and universities in crisis… Read more »

Death of Education – Dawn of Learning

eweber   May 24, 2009   6 Comments

The mark of a successful secondary school is motivated teens achieving at the peaks. Does it happen in your community? This summer launches Rochester’s first MITA Brain Institute – custom designed for secondary faculty, and poised to reconfigure learning – with the brain in mind. Participants will create curriculum together… Read more »

Secondary and University with Brains in Mind

eweber   May 9, 2009   8 Comments

Read vision statements  that affirm  secondary and university renewal, and you’ll spot innovative learning opportunities for all. Observe classes in these same schools, though, and practical results appear far less impressive. Have you noticed that a school’s intent, and its classroom practices too often differ when it comes to renewed… Read more »

Change Your Brain

eweber   May 3, 2009   1 Comment

Headsets are soon coming out that enable people to control technology with electrical signals that come from firing your brain’s neurons. Imagine a helmet that works a keyboard or that operates software programs – simply because you think into a mind reading gismo, and you have seen the latest invention…. Read more »

Renew with the Brain in Mind

eweber   May 3, 2009   10 Comments

Each step to renew your workplace ethically and with the brain in mind – casts lights on mental barriers that prevent change in stagnant organizations. How so? To rethink old approaches is also to take a stand against Hebbian hardwired thought that defaults back to ruts and routines. To upgrade… Read more »

Why Brain Based Approaches?

eweber   April 10, 2009   12 Comments

Spot any gap where you live or work, regardless of how small, and you may well be staring into the eyeballs of your own destiny.  How so? Even though I taught university classes and facilitated top leaders around the world for many years, it still surprises me how few people… Read more »

A Brain Based Dream

eweber   April 4, 2009   7 Comments

At a university debate on the brain’s role in education, the dean asked: Why bring the brain into learning, when higher education already has traditions and a proven history? How would you have responded? Looking back, I likely should have told about my own dream that leaders and learners can … Read more »

Run From Financial Experts

eweber   March 28, 2009   9 Comments

It seems the brain blocks your own decision making intelligence, and tends to shut down when you hear an “expert’s” advice. Rather scary research, if you think of the financial gurus who make our decisions in the stock markers and banks. Check out Dr. Greg Berns’ fascinating finds about the… Read more »

Plastic Tricks for Brain-Powered Classes

eweber   January 6, 2009   95 Comments

Did you know that your brain’s equipped to change rapidly and to biologically reshape itself through chemical and electrical activity? Or that  plasticity will sizzle brain power into any task? This brain trick can speed up learning or jump start successes most  people crave, and yet too often miss out… Read more »

Hot Topics without Heated Shout-Outs

eweber   October 31, 2008   12 Comments

It takes skill and courage to value  ideas that differ from your own.  Interestingly, while few do it well, those who listen and learn from others tend to transform their circles. They disagree with amazing tone skills and in so doing,  inspire others to express novel ideas that may otherwise… Read more »