Category Archives: MITA approaches

Valued Secrets of Introverts Unleashed

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Highlight the inner secrets of those termed “introverts,” and we’ll likely toss in wisdom from deep inner truths worth adding! New insights into intelligence helps us identify and repair incorrect notions of an introvert’s assets. If we replace two myths about those who favor deep inner reflections, we begin to… Read more »

Do Introverts Jinx Their Future?

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The mind is capable of anything – because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. (Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness).   What Conrad fails to warn us here is that every past action sits stored in our brain ready to shape and control things… 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 »

Brain Related Renewal for 2018?

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For every year learning renewal escapes us, learners fail to get the support deeply vital for our future leaders. Could 2018 be the year we reboot learning goals and rewire education targets to unleash hidden and unused intelligences all around us? Ask the lecturer in this video and he will… Read more »

Brain Based Reflections Over Summer Break?

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Reflective learning hands us lamps of curiosity, clears diverse pathways forward, and offers authentic outcomes to showcase what’s learned! Its omission creates quagmires of stagnation in people and in their professions. How could summer break offer magical moments in reflections that will rejuvenate  your coming term? How can stepping back… Read more »

Brain Based Tools for Teens Who Struggle

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It’s no secret that teens are dropping out of school at alarming rates. Or that kids who drop out face a higher risk of drugs, depression, homelessness, and even death. What I find especially alarming though, is that these at-risk teens bring amazing mental capabilities into every circle they enter…. 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 »

Guarding Apples or Sharing Cookies?

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The choice to guard apples or share cookies is actually easy for me, when I remember to step beyond problems and lead possibilities. You?  It’s a bit like choosing between a cranky staff room where complaints bat last, and a refreshing carpet ride over awesome new vistas that rev up… Read more »

What’s Critical about Thinking?

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Have you seen sacred cows  consume innovation, confuse issues and block growth? I have. Wherever you hear the catchword critical thinking discussed, you find new definitions. The only part people seem to hold in common is that you should wield critical thinking to solve problems. Have you noticed it works… Read more »