Learning Styles – Multiple Intelligences or Growth Mindset?

Learning styles and multiple intelligence tasks work together for growth mindset outcomes! While the backbone of multiple intelligences assumes that each person comes with at least eight distinctive intelligences, learning styles enable students to blend and combine these intelligences in several recognized patterns. Learning styles relate to the learning approaches… Read more »

Ode to Brainpower in Civil Discourse

Are you aware that all normal brains come with chemical and electrical equipment to help you choose civil discourse? Or did you know that your brain can default into cynical choices that bully, berate or intimidate? Simply stated, without deliberate choices for civility, a danger exists for lack of civility… Read more »

Thank Somebody to Amp Up Mental Wellness!

   Opposite  thankfulness lurks disappointment and both rely on a choice to either shape a dream or tank a day. Thankfulness and a Growth Mindset! 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… Read more »

What’s Critical about Thinking?

Have you ever seen sacred cows  consume innovation and block growth? I have. Wherever you hear the catchword critical thinking discussed, you find new definitions. The only part people seem to hold in common is that you should wield critical thinking to solve problems. Have you noticed it works less… Read more »

Teen Suicide – Growth Mindset – Mental Health

Middle school suicide peaks to an all-time high as depression worsen especially for teen girls! Even caring parents question why teens who appear to have everything, suddenly end their own lives. Yet when teens focus on healthy minds, they also switch on their growth mindset, for new possibilities beyond past… Read more »

Write Halloween Stories in Haunted Hallows

Why not convert your high school classroom or home into a Haunted Hallow where teens imagine realities such as, Lost in a Mystery Corn Maze? Or where a Scarecrow Festival springs into life as students enter and begin their Halloween inspired writing. It’s not only fun, but it sparks a… Read more »

Could Mindfulness Counter Dark Money with Richer Brainpower?

In response to Jane Mayer’s  mind-bending book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, what if we take another look at mindful brains beyond bucks? If an immediate response is urgent, and I think it is,  how can we each help lead… Read more »

Could Mindfulness Heal the Heart of Learning & Leading?

If gridlock feeds ego and shuts out brainpower   could mindfulness and trust heal the heart of learning and leading? The more gridlock images we see flash across media, schools, and our lives, the more innovative, healing, and fun-filled images get lost. To learn and lead mindfully though, takes more… Read more »

Re-imagining learning communities that cultivate curiosity and foster fewer fears!

Does your community cultivate curiosity or foster fears that drown innovation? No question, curiosity is central to learning. Problems arise though, when investigation and discovery fall too far from center at school. Without curiosity’s driving fuel, students and teachers appear instead to foster fears that shut down wonder and kill… Read more »

Humbled to Learn from Awesome Behavior Experts!

Thank You iMotions for including Mita brain based approaches to leading and learning as #19 below. Much to learn from each leader you listed here! Humbled that Mita International Brain Center found a place among giants I’ve admired! Post below taken from iMotions Research Platform. Top 50 Human Behavior Experts… Read more »

Namungos Bring Mental Benefits to Sports Minded Learners

You may remember namungos as fictional characters – with real brain parts! But did you know  they offer magical supports to sports minded people? I’m referring to people who enjoy movement, do well at one or more sports, or like to compete in physical activities. Brain Based Benefits for Kinesthetic… Read more »

Parents’ Brains Onboard Secondary Schools

Parents care deeply about their teens! Yet surveys show that too few parents of teens spot much incentive to enter some secondary schools. It doesn’t have to be that way LA’s “worst school” discovered when they reached out to parents and soon became the best.  It turns out that many… Read more »

Tame My Myg or Stick Me Sad!

We all come to the table with emotional intelligence – that impacts vital choices we make to progress or regress. Did you know that your brain’s amygdala holds every good and bad choice you’ll make today? Or are you aware that  stored responses pop back up to become emotional choices… Read more »

Dial Up Magic in Teens for Diverse, Respectful Learning Communities

Are we setting secondary school stages that dial up that magic our teens already possess? Do we facilitate secondary learning cultures that capture teens’ awesome brainpower for wonder, risk and innovation? If so, you’ve likely noticed how learner diversity delightfully bursts into every class and teens look forward to new… Read more »

Beyond a Bully Brain Lies …

Look into human brains to see why some people love and feel loved, while others bully whenever they encounter shortcomings, failings, faults or mistakes in themselves or others. Research shows that bullies often lack skills to handle things better. Why does it matter? New neuro discoveries affirm how non-bullying skills… Read more »