10 Things Possibility Thinkers Do Differently

Will you see problems pushing against the door jams on your first day back to school? Or do you see possibilities written across backdrop screens of every learner’s mind? You’d have to have the brain of a coconut husk to run from or deliberately block life-changing wonders in your day,… Read more »

Connect Differences When Learners Teach – Teachers Learn – and ALL Lead!

Do races come together for you in ways that value all? Does the age gap narrow? Do people play their way together to deeper understanding of new era skills? In traditional classes that respond to the question, How smart are you? the answer is likely NO. When learning depends on… Read more »

What if Peace Possibilities Blew into Class with Spring?

Have you seen spring’s new life jolt teens alive?  When warm south breezes begin to blow into young lives, it’s no surprise that original ideas also begin to emerge like new sprigs poke up into the morning sun. It’s the perfect season to fan innovative possibilities such as robust peace… Read more »

Personal Plea – Stop Shooting – Start Caring

Could we curb current US gun violence simply to cultivate Canada’s kind of compassion? Glance with me at our American 100% male cabinet and compare Canada’s 50% female cabinet to consider our warrior narrative against Canada’s peacemaker backdrop throughout history. What if our US cabinet adopted more diverse leadership? Could… Read more »

10 Playful Pathways into Imagination

Luckily, the human brain comes with unique equipment to free your mind, solve problems, or create adventures many crave but most people fail to imagine for themselves. Follow one or two  new neuron pathways today and watch limiting habits fade as rigid ruts yield to infinite imaginings. It’s really about… Read more »

Your Brain on Conflict – Innovation Drain

  Just as brains gravitate to gambling addictions  when we pull slot machine levers for unsure results, we also compulsively flip channels for feisty news clips that hold us captive in a toxic grip. Both addictions come with the same inner craving for indeterminate wonder.  Both can lead to disaster,… Read more »

Why We Give Valentines to the Wrong People

It’s a thing we rarely admit, we go to extremes to avoid, and then we fall into the same pattern again. You’ve likely seen it too. We give Valentines to the wrong people. In part, this happens because we lack confidence it takes to let others in to be cared… Read more »

When Your Leaders Fall Short – Do You?

Every failed move by leaders you observe, opens an opportunity for innovative leadership alternatives. Let’s say you care deeply about wellbeing for every human inside and beyond our nation.  Or you strongly oppose war as any segue possibility into peace.  What if you run from inequity,  abhor abortion, yet firmly… Read more »

Build Your Valentine IQ in a Caring Community

Since the opposite of exclude is include – and the best place to learn is a caring community – then Valentine’s Day’s the perfect event to include teens in fun activities that shout care and delight for all. Imagine a party that even withdrawn teens love to attend! I help… Read more »

Announcing the Dr. Robyn McMaster Scholarship at Mita International Brain Center

It’s an awesome moment at the Mita International Brain Center, one that allows us to give possibilities to people who often lack access to life-changing opportunities! This morning I awoke to a surprising, grace-filled and generous gift of fund started in Robyn’s name by Sherri Tyler – Literary Sherri and… Read more »

How Can We Find Calm in the Midst of Conflicts?

Disagree with a Healthy Dose of Goodwill for Those who Differ It happened just as I was about to introduce our discussion topic. So moved by what I observed in the crowd, I tossed my notes and invited the group to share why they huddled around a peer. Why were… Read more »

Does Finding Our American Dream Mean Marching Beyond Our American Schools?

The women’s march toward a new American dream holds a delightful discovery that’s simple, while at the same time it’s frightening. Why hadn’t we seen the answer earlier? During the past year many have wondered, what’s held us back from the kind of dream that strengthens our world? Would you… Read more »

Can Chat Room Discussions Go Deep & Hot Without Going Down?

Do your online discussions tend to go down before they go deep? Time and again people who love to banter ideas tell us they run from toxic discussions on interesting hot topics they’d hoped would generate innovative ideas. Have you seen it?  Before bruiser discussions get cut, often a player… Read more »

Question with 2 Feet for a Mind to Dream with Dr. King

Open your I Have a Dream lesson with students’ interests, and you’ll trigger their ability to design a mind-bending dream. Ask a two-footed dream-building question such as, What innovative change could you fuel to benefit yourself and others? How two-footed questions build courage to dream Compare questions in  the video below… Read more »

How Do You Test to Know What They Know?

Any IQ score or standardized test result can address the question, How smart are they? Yet most of us who hope to awaken brainpower in our students, agree that mere numbers say little about their real capabilities.  On the other hand, if you want to ensure students actively master a… Read more »

Social Media Helps or Hurts Brainpower

Researchers suggest that social media can harm kids’ brains, and few would disagree. Either way, social networks such as Twitter are here to stay. My question is, what impact do online networks play in strengthening minds and leading innovation across differences? Increasingly, brain gurus such as Susan Greenfield weigh in… Read more »