Monthly Archives: September 2016

Could Mindfulness Counter Dark Money with Richer Brainpower?

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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 »

If you could go back …?

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What would you do differently, if you could retract one thing? If I could go back 40 years (gosh that’s a long retreat back!) – I’d change my teaching, parenting, and leadership approach in one key area…. I’d tell far less – and question more with 2 feet! Why so? Two-footed… Read more »

Writing Tips for Fun & Publication

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Boost motivation by writing for real readers, rather than slog through isolated assignments for one reader only. Here are a few tips to write for fun and publication! Interview a younger reader to discover special interests, and then write a book that includes those topics. This can become a team… Read more »