Few would deny that too many middle, secondary, or college students graduate without skills they need to meet demands of a modern era. And that’s if they graduate at all – which many do not! Time for a culture change?
When I worked in the High Arctic in the 90’s, I met a wise Inuit elder who inspired me in new ways to face everyday challenges. He shared how ravens on Baffin Island (up by Greenland) surprised everybody when they began to walk one-day in the 80s. “Before that, ravens… Read more »
Students love to navigate their own learning progress – especially when they see or can create adventurous pathways to rewards. I love the break! That’s why my students grade their own participation in every class. How so? At the beginning of class students collect their personal tone chart. On one… Read more »
To support colleagues and draw support from peers means to first discover what brains crave in common and how they operate. How so? Imagine for instance, that we could build a learning community together to support all. Imagine that each will benefit from shared strengths that improve our circles daily…. Read more »
If I could go back to my first years as teacher, I’d ask more cool (two-footed) questions and tell far fewer boring facts. How so? Let’s say the lesson was CLOUD FORMATION. I’d skip listing of cloud formations in favor of asking a curiosity builder such as: if you were… Read more »
I see my best strength within a rainbow that adds multiple colors to new ideas. How do my students benefit? I guide students to write regularly on opposite sides of controversial topics in brain based ways that reveal new strengths as rainbows display vibrant colors. Writing class starts with a… Read more »
I’m fellow collaborator and fellow learner. With curiosity as currency and two-footed questions as engine – we move key concepts into lived experiences that add meaning. Theory and words wiggle into actions and benefits that inspire students from where they stand to where they dream. How so? Let’s say I… Read more »
After a lifetime of attending and leading conferences to get more from our awesome brains, I see why participants leave some traditional gatherings with so few takeaways. Interested in more meaningful outcomes from your next meeting? My namungos (fictional characters with real brain parts) show a few cool ways we… Read more »
Let us know how you and your circle reach beyond any one population to find wisdom and lead us in finer ways …
Progress! Play! Prosper! You already come with all the mental equipment you need for this video to set you on a new path for the next era!
Many ask – “If I don’t tell them – how will they know?” Discover in fantasy characters – with real brain parts – how active brains increase learning through confidence, laughter curiosity and more! Yes – at ALL ages! Namungos help you enjoy your awesome brain even more!
Simply start with newly discovered facts about the human brain, and you’ll soon ramp up fun and festivity for your holiday.
Open the personal gift of intrapersonal intelligence as your tool to tackle holiday challenges by giving and gaining far more. Offer presents like those below and find holiday miracles fit for a genius.
Imagine a table where all speak up, all feel heard and where differences add delight to all exchanges! With tone skills we disagree in ways that value people who differ. We transform table talk into an awesome exchange that plays with differences! Disagree – while building goodwill with all who… Read more »
On Veterans Day and other holidays – we celebrate heroes who promote peace. We honor every precious person who laid down lives so that wellbeing stands a chance. Hopefully, we also ask, “What if robust peace plans work better than war to foster wellbeing in any conflict?” The brain builds… Read more »
Teach Thanks as a Daily Practice! 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 you aware that thankfulness changes the chemical and electrical circuitry of your brain? People who develop thankful skills build… Read more »
It’s impossible to lead urban schools, according to popular Rochester publisher Mary Anna Towler. In her October 28th editorial Towler wrote: “The problem is that the public and community leaders expect the impossible from the school district.” Do you agree? Few dispute that Rochester’s child-poverty rates near bottom in the… Read more »
Brain based learning actively applies new facts to achieve innovative initiatives across traditional disciplines. Learners apply new content to craft original products or solve real world problems – rather than memorize facts for paper-pencil tests. Yes, in spite of obstacles such as separated classes in secondary or university classes that… Read more »
Imagine a learning and leading circle not handcuffed to past sarcasms that exclude some, but freed with humor that benefits all! Build mental muscle that transforms sarcasm into humor that fosters learning and raises IQ for many! People who enjoy sarcasm defend its harsh, bitter derision as mere irony and… Read more »
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 »