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 »
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 »
As Valentine approaches – have you considered how personal feelings transform especially well into brilliant learning and leading tools? Use parts of the brain never before used to accomplish things never before accomplished! Too many teens and young adults feel alone and lonely in February’s dark days. It does not… Read more »
Poverty is still a huge problem for many , and yet we also still have opportunities to learn about doable solutions from black leaders. Teens and young adult care deeply about this problem – and they enjoy teaming with black leaders to navigate possibilities together that we may otherwise miss…. Read more »
To debate well is far less to win all minds to your side, and far more to engage opposing sides to benefit all concerned. Skilled debate prevents gridlock.
As you think about dreaming in 2015 with the brain in mind, is there something you might do differently today?
If given a choice, who wouldn’t choose exciting adventures over boredom, fun over tedium, and games over facts memorized for a never-before-seen test? But what if you discovered the human brain can move you from bored behavior to brilliant outcomes? Through games that leave you laughing, challenged and ready for… Read more »
Bullies and builders’ brains both grow in whole brain cultures. How so? ~ Bullies learn to build better. ~ Builders learn to survive bullies better. How do you help bullies and builders to work together?
Brainy Gifts to Friends for Free For teachers and teens who crave more mental zip, yet find themselves exhausted by holiday extras they can’t afford, the idea of fun free character gifts hold priceless offerings. Rather than ride Grinch trains along tired tracks, students love to ring in holidays with… Read more »
Suffer from a toxic or restrictive workplace? Ask two-footed questions to spark both sides of brains to capitalize on hidden and unused talents! Read how at Switch and Shift!
If you view fall’s harvest or September’s full moon as a festive wonder, you’ll also want to spot celebrations fit for storing sustenance to use in colder, darker seasons. Or do you? Perhaps while caught up in the delights of fall, you fail to think much about winter. Even so,… Read more »
The problem with stress is that it masks as winner – so you miss its killer qualities and fail to spot danger signs before it strikes.