Standing Ovation to Diverse Learning Communities

Would you agree that tone tools can create goodwill and amp up any learning community? I’m referring to the body language of communication here – the tone tools that bring a smile of inclusion or adds a snub of rejection. Tone benefits embody the warmth of thanks, while its lack… Read more »

30 Fun Ways to Beat Summer Slide!

June may be brain awareness month, but every day offers another opportunity to beat summer slide. How so? Just for fun – why not celebrate a brain-friendly challenge daily. Let’s say you capitalize on hidden or unused intelligences in unexpected places all  summer? Or at least on 30 different days…… Read more »

Troubleshooting Tips and Brain Based Benefits

When learning or leadership problems pop up – how do you troubleshoot to ensure that all those you mentor, coach, teach, or facilitate will takeaway more?   Below are brain-compatible strategies I use and I’d love to hear your tips.

Open Letter to Stomp Out Teacher Evaluations and Step Up Learning!

To Leaders of Education Initiatives in my state of New York, Imagine teacher evaluations as mental growth guides! Visualize all faculty and students supported and prospered by the rest of us. At this point,  you’ll likely step up to toss out many standard or state-mandated observations. Why so? Top-down, judgmental,… Read more »

Smart Skills for 21st Century Agility

Agile learners develop smart skills to build flexible and resourceful communities, where problems get solved and people find support.  It’s more than hard or soft skills, yet it builds a learning community to integrate and hone both. Add to that the fact that smart skills bring agile results that leaders… Read more »

5 Mistakes We Make in Building Learning Cultures

Most leaders and faculty agree that to capitalize on the brain’s known abilities is to create a climate for high performance minds.  Most learners agree that  care and support can transform ordinary learning into fun-filled adventures and delightful discoveries. Sadly though, science about brains and observation of failed cultures sheds… Read more »

Free Listening Poster and Tasks

Are you looking to teach or mentor new listening skills? Want to learn more from any topic? Once we step past the assumption that to tell is to teach – we step into the possibility that to learn is to listen to many views! Grab your free poster and listening… Read more »

Smart Tone or Snarky Attacks?

It doesn’t take grueling effort to grow your intelligence for brilliant tone that avoids attacks.  Minds literally rewire to create positive change and mind-bending possibilities. How so? Many of us toss limited notions into communication possibilities.  In an attack climate we watch leaders perpetuate mental misconceptions about ways to win… Read more »

Who Cares about Mom’s Point of View on Mother’s Day?

Motherhood for me was hands down the most important, challenging and meaningful role in my life. Not because I got it right all of the time.  Nor was parenting easy as a single mom when days slipped into nights with too much to do and too little sleep to keep… Read more »

Student Ready Test Prep Tools for Entire Year

Just bundled a complete set of test-prep resources. One year’s supply of student read-to roll and no prep tasks, keys, posters and practice texts. Happy study – with better grades for all upper grade students! Brain based test prep materials available at my TpT site