Monarch Butterflies – Brain Based Tasks – Teens and Tots

Imagine the benefits when older learners create cool learning activities for younger learners to teach the awesome wonders of monarch butterflies! Older learners retain 90% more because they teach as they learn! Younger learners gain personal attention from a teen! Teachers gain materials to create booths and centers for biology… Read more »

Dare to Risk for Change You Crave?

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 »

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 »

Looking for Summer Learning Adventures?

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 »

Change the Metaphor to Improve Learning – Speak Up and Feel Heard!

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 »

Your Brain on Tests! Anxiety or …?

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 »

Discovery Builds a Brain Based Culture

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 »