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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 »

How are You Smart?

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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 »

Brain Based Materials 25% Off Today at TPT!

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Catch the HUGE TPT SALE on all your student-ready brain based lessons, units, games, and tasks! 25% off for the next two days! Let me know about further topics you need – ready-to-roll in brain based activities! Enjoy this two day sale!