Student-Led Celebration of Innovation – Final Exam Alternative!

Celebration is to my learning circles – what thinking is to brains! And it’s student-led. Imagine your students raving about their final exam – because it magically transformed itself into a celebration! I’m talking about a Brain Based Celebration of Innovation. Imagine the anxiety of final exams converted into exhilarating… Read more »

Build a Brain Based Culture on Participant Strengths

Few would deny that too many middle, secondary, or college students graduate without skills they need to meet demands of a modern era. And that’s if they graduate at all – which many do not! Time for a culture change?

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 »

When Students Co-lead – We All Prosper!

Students love to navigate their own learning progress – especially when they see or can create adventurous pathways to rewards. I love the break! That’s why my students grade their own participation in every class. How so? At the beginning of class students collect their personal tone chart. On one… 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 »

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 »

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 …

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!

Tis the Season to Boost Holiday Brains for Fun! (Blog Hop)

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.

GIVE …

Brainpowered Tools to Disagree

Conflict grows perilous for those who lack brainpowered tools, yet disagreement’s add linchpins of growth for those equipped with sharp mental tactics.  Watch warfare erupt in your circles and you’ll likely see 1 of 10 instigators: 1. Angry folks show few skills to tame their amygdala. 2. Stubborn people often… Read more »

Your Brain on Peace – Value for All!

On Veterans Day and other holidays – we celebrate heroes who promote peace. We honor every precious person who laid down lives so that wellbeing stands a chance. Hopefully, we also ask, “What if robust peace plans work better than war to foster wellbeing in any conflict?” The brain builds… Read more »

Teach Thanks as Mental Wellness Tool!

Teach Thanks as a Daily Practice! Have you noticed how even simple expressions of gratitude can offer you mental tools that no other approach to life can quite equal? Or are you aware that thankfulness changes the chemical and electrical circuitry of your brain? People who develop thankful skills build… Read more »

Poverty or Possibilities for Urban Schools?

It’s impossible to lead urban schools, according to popular Rochester publisher Mary Anna Towler. In her October 28th editorial Towler wrote: “The problem is that the public and community leaders expect the impossible from the school district.” Do you agree? Few dispute that Rochester’s child-poverty rates near bottom in the… Read more »

Integrated Learning at Secondary?

Brain based learning actively applies new facts to achieve innovative initiatives across traditional disciplines. Learners apply new content to craft original products or solve real world problems – rather than memorize facts for paper-pencil tests. Yes, in spite of obstacles such as separated classes in secondary or university classes that… Read more »