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Let’s Talk About Brain Based Learning

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Brain based learning differs from traditional classes in that it makes room for new neural discoveries central to growth. Students and teachers use strengths as vital tools to help them build on what they know in any lesson. See brain based Twitter Chat archived for magnificent ways to engage fun… Read more »

Inside the Mind of an Introvert

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We’ve all heard it. He’d rather be alone. Or, she rarely accepts party invitations, preferring to read at home. All the above relate to your intrapersonal intelligence, or personal growth. We link introversion to personality too often.  Sadly, we see it as limiting rather than as dynamic mental strength it… Read more »

What if Peace Possibilities Blew into Class with Spring?

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Have you seen spring’s new life jolt teens alive?  When warm south breezes begin to blow into young lives, it’s no surprise that original ideas also begin to emerge like new sprigs poke up into the morning sun. It’s the perfect season to fan innovative possibilities such as robust peace… Read more »

Learn More in Less Time with Oodles of Fun!

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Thanks for including this Brain Leaders and Learners blog among many of my hero leaders! Special thanks to Best 21st Century Leadership Blogs – New Media, by James Strock for listing the top blogs! Thanks to so many of my friends and mentors whose blogs teach and encourage us all! … 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 »

Laugh Before You Skate!

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Laughter restarts parts of the brain that tend to skate off to sleep in the stress or busyness of life. Speaking of skating, my darling daughter invited me to Cora’s for a delicious lunch and then on to the Millennial Place skating rink with her, Hendrik and Frankie. Stories emerged… 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 »

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 »

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

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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 »