Category Archives: higher education

Death of Education – Dawn of Learning

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The mark of a successful secondary school is motivated teens achieving at the peaks. Does it happen in your community? This summer launches Rochester’s first MITA Brain Institute – custom designed for secondary faculty, and poised to reconfigure learning – with the brain in mind. Participants will create curriculum together… Read more »

Secondary and University with Brains in Mind

Read vision statements  that affirm  secondary and university renewal, and you’ll spot innovative learning opportunities for all. Observe classes in these same schools, though, and practical results appear far less impressive. Have you noticed that a school’s intent, and its classroom practices too often differ when it comes to renewed… Read more »

Renew with the Brain in Mind

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Each step to renew your workplace ethically and with the brain in mind – casts lights on mental barriers that prevent change in stagnant organizations. How so? To rethink old approaches is also to take a stand against Hebbian hardwired thought that defaults back to ruts and routines. To upgrade… Read more »

Call for Simplicity that Adds Intelligence

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When entire systems such as finances, health care or higher education, break down, corrupt and confound intelligent people, it’s time to power up the brain and reboot ethical practices to simplify. How so? Let’s fact it – taxes today tax your brain! Beyond the clutter of financial policies, written to… Read more »

Universities in Crisis

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College rankings continue to nudge their way up, while excellence plummets at alarming rates. How so? If James Cote and Anton Allahar got it right in Ivory Tower Blues, the university really is in crisis, and other leaders say its bubble is about to burst. What a great opportunity awaits… Read more »

A Brain Based Dream

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At a university debate on the brain’s role in education, the dean asked: Why bring the brain into learning, when higher education already has traditions and a proven history? How would you have responded? Looking back, I likely should have told about my own dream that leaders and learners can … Read more »

New YouTube EDU or Brain Based Chats?

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Sat through meetings lately where one person only talks? If so, you’ll be interested to know why your brain bristles, spits and stalls. While many still lecture and demand rote responses in paper-pencil-tests, faculty who know research on retention, tend to facilitate brainpower from wider circles for broader solutions. Have… Read more »

Talker or Brain Based Mentor at University?

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Some  university faculty add value to the learning process. Others clearly do not. That’s not new. But what separates good faculty from those who fail the learning process? New neuro-discoveries changed playing fields yet some faculty cling to sage-on-the-stage mentality. Poor faculty see their role to lecture and test for… Read more »

Awaken Universities – with Learning at Center

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Some say it’s easier to move a graveyard than renew a university. Others say that science is shedding light on brainpower in ways that should reconfigure higher education’s vision and practice. It seems to me that one surefire way to rejuvenation any campus would be to return learning as higher… Read more »

Math and Science Can Leak Brainpower

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Leaders watch US education falling behind globally, and mistakenly call for far much more math and science. On first glance, hard science focus may make sense, expect for dangerous imbalance to human brains and achievement. How so?  Learners, equipped with a full range of  multiple intelligences, use their unique mix… Read more »