Say you find yourself working with peers who cling to obsolete turf. Or perhaps you’re stuck in a rut with a boring routine you feel helpless to change. In both cases you’ve likely defaulted to operating from your brain’s basal ganglia. which can make every action you do part of the “stuck… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Without regular reflection and renewed directions, common traps in most organizations we work within become sinkhole killers of novelty. How so? …
5 Common Traps that Sink Innovation
Imagine a summer where you aced a sizzling new skill and came away with terrific takeaways – all from your own multiple intelligences. It can happen with a few adjustments – even in an ordinary day. Invite a teen to try it with you and add to the fun! Start… Read more »
Brain stretches in summer fun – strengthen 6 key brain parts! 1). Shift it up and do it differently – to stretch your brain’s basal ganglia storage place for ruts. 2). Go for fun – to stretch your brain’s serotonin well-being chemicals. 3). Learn something completely new – to stretch… Read more »
Asked to write – WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? I wrote this. What’s your deepest meaning?
Imagine a meeting that offers an opportunity to build a breakthrough learning community. Or do your meetings dose and snuff out terrific ideas with terrifying toxins? Spot any incentives for genius meetings in this video? Let’s rethink why we run from some meetings, and take another look together at new… Read more »
Good news – each time you choose to raise your serotonin levels, you literally rewire your brain’s plasticity to cultivate more brain benefits on a regular basis. Sound like a winning deal? If so, how will you raise your own and other’s serotonin today?
Some say tests prepare us for life’s hard knocks later on. Others say tests tend to shut down real learning. What do you say? See – a brain on tests at Minds in Bloom!
To improve learning is to change the metaphor so that all students and their teachers relate positively. When kept silent – too many teens face boredom and frustrations that come from silent toxins. The opposite is also true.Students who speak up and feel heard do far better in every class!… Read more »
Spring sends a refreshing new lilt into some students’ steps. Daylight stretches into late evening, outdoor events replace closed-in classes, and young friendships tend to blossom into new life for many students. Have you seen it? Why then, does winter’s melt into spring shoot text anxiety to cripple many other… Read more »
If you were to plan the perfect March 17th festival – what would it look like? Would St. Patrick attend your gig? Here’s to the Luck o’ the Irish within each of us. Wishing you sun on your shoulders and wind in your sails!
Do you or your students fear tests? Does anxiety over getting it “right” tend to trump the sheer joy of learning? Play, create and learn in ways that ease test anxiety. Watch games replace stress with test skills you can use beyond any class. Brain based cultures test without anxiety… Read more »
If awesome learning lives just beyond myths – what myth would you bust first? New neuro discoveries show myths related to lectures, venting, contentment, boredom, music and more. Have you seen a learning myth that needs busting so that learning opportunities grow? Care for a FREE form to help others… Read more »
Games are the most elevated forms of investigation, according to Einstein. So too are active projects, most young adults agree! Discover how brain chemicals, life experiences and genetics play key roles in learning choices and outcomes! See how your brain transforms barriers into benefits and wiggles problems into possibilities. Build… Read more »
Celebrate women’s history month by supporting gals past and present! Let’s look actively at cognitive differences… What gems can we each teach and learn from the opposite gender? Imagine a day that values women and men… Read more »
Problems today typically trigger denial from business owners and an increasing number of lawsuits from clients. No wonder business grinds to a halt for so many upstarts – yet it doesn’t have to be that way. Just as I teach leadership MBA students, and as we see and experience excellence… Read more »
Happy Valentine Blog Hop 2015! It was 7th grade in a Nova Scotia country school and he was far too clever and cute for my gangly personality or clunky communication skills. So when Jeffrey shoved a small box into my hand – with the words, “Wanna be on my debate… Read more »
Teens and young adults love to learn the skills that allow them to disagree while building goodwill among those who differ. Opposing view essays on sizzling issues work well to help us all celebrate Black History month! What will you do to help teens and young adults lead us into… Read more »