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Hack Secondary Lectures with Brain Boosts for Focus and Fun

Few deny that secondary students focus faster and remember more when they tackle lecture topics with more mental equipment than mere listening skills. Yet teachers who face overwhelming pressures from tests, standards and curriculum demands often deliver critical facts as a last resort, in spite of what we know about… Read more »

How are You Smart?

eweber   December 8, 2017   No Comments on How are You Smart?

With an advent of multiple intelligences, and new neuro discoveries,  we change the question from How smart are you? to ask instead How are you smart?  Our new question changes the way we lead and learn successfully! We now know that intelligence is fluid, not fixed and that we can… Read more »

Expect Brains to Begin Your New Term!

Remember when you walked into that new class with huge expectations that tossed and tumbled exciting expectations in your tummy? Imagine a class that takes full advantage of the brain’s propensity to leap into the novelty of a new challenge with brain based tools that benefit all. Looking to convert… Read more »

Since what we lecture is not what others learn …

Most agree with neural research that illustrates how learning revs up with interaction and involvement. But fewer seem sure about how to create a syllabus for high school or higher education classes without lectures. Vermont Medical School is one of few who abandoned lectures in favor of engaging students. How… Read more »

Secondary or College Lectures into Student-Led Innovations

It’s not enough to call for active learning at secondary or university, or to show shortcomings of lectures as NPR and others do. Yet it’s a vital start! Increasingly I meet faculty who’d jump at a chance to try a new approach to teaching if they had support to make… Read more »

Expect Active Participation by Facilitating

How many times do participants speak and feel heard when you present new ideas? Facilitation skill allows people to speak and ethically nudges steller interests and abilities toward a shared finish line for quality growth. How so? 1. Question possibilities by raising one umbrella query to launch your presentation. Lectures… Read more »