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What’s New?

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“What’s new?”  People often ask me, as if something really is. When I hear others asked what’s new, I’ve often heard back the conversation closer, “Not much.” Researchers begin new projects with questions about what’s new that leave people like me wondering if something will change eventually, and if so… Read more »

Replace Stress with Social and Emotional Survival Skills

Rarely have we struggled against more anxiety and stress and without adult models, our youth are especially in need. It’s the perfect time to respond with social strategies and emotional boosts that toss cheer and hope back into our day! But how? What can we do, in a climate of… Read more »

How Do You Test to Know What They Know?

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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 »

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 »

Black Matters! Black Leaders! Black History Month!

Poverty is still a huge problem for many and yet we also still have opportunities to learn about doable solutions from black leaders. Teens and young adults care deeply about resolving this problem. Maybe that’s why they enjoy teaming with black leaders to navigate possibilities together that we may otherwise… Read more »

Build Your Valentine IQ in a Caring Community

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Looking for a way to amp up kindness, build skills for inclusion  and celebrate kids love for Valentine Day? 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… Read more »

Activate the Brain’s Compassion for Fun and Inspiration

What will you do for COMPASSION and it’s handmaiden FUN this week? How might you spawn an interactive CARE and KINDNESS today? Will your week look more like the pig or the dog in this video? I started a KINDNESS project with my grandchildren and an interactive brain based COMPASSION… Read more »

How Brains Wire for War or Prepare for Peace

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Are you wired for war when conflicts strike? Have you ever heard military personnel speak as if they’d walk into a bear cave in spring with a steak strapped to their foot? Or do you lean toward peaceful possibilities to take care of pesky problems when they arise? Both war… Read more »

What’s Your Anti-Loneliness Quotient?

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Research shows loneliness as the best predictor of people who will end up in hospital. The problem has grown to such enormous heights that a Minister of Loneliness was hired in Great Britain. Loneliness that was more prevalent among the elderly, has now become more commonplace among the young. Movements… Read more »

Meeting Tips from Teacher’s Arrest

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What if the unfortunate arrest of a middle school teacher, helped all future participants to speak up and feel heard at your next meeting? Had this meeting been facilitated as a brain based gathering for instance, leaders would welcome diverse voices and would value different ideas on all topics. Imagine… Read more »

Student Concerns and Brain Based Study Tips

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Mindful study skills reduce three key student concerns in ways that raise their test scores. Disagreement, deadpan boredom, and difficult-to-grasp facts – transform into learning gems that pay forward IQ-worthy points from their awesome brains and higher grades in their ledgers. How so? Concern 1 – You disagree with core… Read more »

Brain Related Renewal for 2018?

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For every year learning renewal escapes us, learners fail to get the support deeply vital for our future leaders. Could 2018 be the year we reboot learning goals and rewire education targets to unleash hidden and unused intelligences all around us? Ask the lecturer in this video and he will… Read more »

Experts’ 2018 Top Learning Predictions!

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Do you agree with hot leadership predictions listed over at the Edvocate by Matthew Lynch. Predictions come from dozens of forward thinking experts below – about learning’s fate in 2018? Below are many experts we value and you can find each of their predictions over at at The Edvocate Global… Read more »

Celebrate Growth across Diverse People and Ideas

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What’s missing or broken in your daily situation? Do some people feel unable to speak up or feel heard? Do different generations find chances to be in charge in your circles? Simply stated – do millennials and boomers learn from and support one another at the peaks? Is there flexibility… Read more »

What Question Would Animate Your Holiday Table?

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Have you seen the wonder created when you ask questions that others love to answer? Questions can animate a holiday gathering and bring different people together mindfully around questions that evoke curiosity and wonder. Choose one or more of the following questions to stoke wonder at your holiday gathering: 1…. Read more »

Go to the Heart and Mind of Holiday Cheer for …

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No need to let past experiences rob you of the wonder and cheer in an upcoming holiday. In spite of your situation, mindfulness tosses delight back to you in shapes, sounds and textures of fun festivity! What if this holiday brings out the best in others and forgives missteps in… Read more »

Holiday Heartaches

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Kindling Grief Christmas or Hanukkah holidays can kindle killer sorrow after loss, disappointment or, memories of missteps.  Some choose avoidance as a strategy to handle grief during holidays. You? Whether a friend let you down, a schedule left you stressed, or you dread dealing with family baggage, holiday traditions tend… Read more »

Looking to Change a Culture? Brain Based Co-Creations Move Mindsets

Have you ever proposed change to a traditional board? I’m talking about an  interactive exchange where board members co-create and help re-shape tangible benefits for current and future members.  Such a proposal – if highly interactive – can put  you on your way to co-facilitating change within the culture this… Read more »