Category Archives: 2-footed question

Why are we losing cherished faith and service communities? What can we do?

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As young people increasingly gravitate toward new opportunities, unfortunately they are leaving behind faith communities like churches, and service communities like Rotary. There’s growing evidence that backbone spiritual and service benefits within these cherished circles of care will eventually die out. On the flip side, young people are attracted to… Read more »

Question with 2 Feet to Dream with Dr. King

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What if your I Have a Dream lesson opened with your students’ interests? What if Martin Luther King’s life and legacy triggered students’ ability to design a mind-bending dream? Ask a two-footed, dream-building question such as, What innovative change in your situation would benefit you and others? Compare questions in … 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 »

What if meetings reflected the diverse mental equipment gathered?

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Imagine a meeting of any kind that offers a life-changing opportunity to build a breakthrough innovation that benefits all concerned. OK, if that’s too big a step to visualize, simply imagine a meeting you loved to attend. You’ve likely seen it – that rare gathering where enthusiasm and curiosity emerge… Read more »

Pastries, Players and Critical Thinking in High TQ Game

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What do pastries, players and critical thinking possess in common? It’s called High TQ and students especially love to play it with a few high tea style pastries. Editable treats are optional however.  Respect is not! Critical thinking skills come together in this game so that students engage opponents’ perspectives… Read more »

Why Avoid Advice to Teens?

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What’s good for one teen is rarely good for another. Teens long to be valued for who they are as individuals.Teen talents are often hidden and unused in high school. What do the above three statements share in common? Advice is rarely the best way to engage, inspire or energize… Read more »

Differ to Find Your Strengths

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We teach learners and leaders to follow the crowd if we demand they follow the same paths to our goals as everybody else follows. A stumbling block to growth? When we fail to help others unleash their hidden and unused intelligences, they may well fail to move forward. The question:… Read more »

PD on Brain Based Tasks for Learners or Leaders?

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Find topics that interest your group here in the following video. Or contact me at the following Brain Based sites. Follow my updates for neural lessons, games, tasks and tests at TpT site and keep up with brain-friendly materials to enhance your class. If you have any further questions about… Read more »

Mountain Drama that Changes Lives

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Looking for a riveting page-turner for adventure lovers? Support secondary school students summer reading through this non-fiction narrative, they won’t put down.  They’ll engage their keen sense of adventure while awakening their unique intelligences to walk into the most terrifying geological event of our time. In his award-winning book, ERUPTION,… Read more »

10 Playful Pathways into Imagination

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Luckily, the human brain comes with unique equipment to free your mind, solve problems, or create adventures many crave but most people fail to imagine for themselves. Follow one or two  new neuron pathways today and watch limiting habits fade as rigid ruts yield to infinite imaginings. It’s really about… Read more »