Category Archives: Expect

Holiday Blues for Business Boom

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Ever notice how Thanksgiving and Christmas tend to bring out blues in some and blessings in others? Or how lonely people see vast spaces between themselves and others – even at festive  holiday tables? First glances  show people blessed with close family and  friends feel blessed over holidays while those… Read more »

Brainy Approaches to Programming

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Programming can become boring and routine for some, and so effective programmers look for ways to override their brain’s default for ruts. How so? In MITA Brain Based approaches — a novice programmer would: 1). Question with two feet to stir curiosity and add fun. Ask questions that hook to… Read more »

Mita Brain Manifesto for Renewal

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My research discovered an evidence-based approach to improve motivation and achievement growth. My five-pronged Mita model includes proven brain based tools, an awareness of new neural discoveries and active learning tasks to accomplish things never before accomplished by using parts of your brain never before used in this way.  My… 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 »

Steven Wiltshire’s Spatial Intelligence and Yours

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Incredible news comes daily about the power of a human brain – fully engaged. Check out Steven Wiltshire’s spatial intelligence to see what a savant’s brainpower can add to your own abilities. In spite of Stephen’s autism, and the fact that his brain wires differently, he inspires the world by… Read more »

Retention Lost in Lectures

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Ever wonder why boredom strikes when people talk at you?  Wasting time at meetings or lectures? You’ll be interested in research from the National Training Laboratories in Bethel, Maine – and quoted in Geoff Petty’s Teaching Today shows that people retain far more when they when actively involved. Ask the… Read more »

Myths that Shape Secondary Schools (2)

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Rejuvenated secondary schools stoke life, zap brainpower, and replace mental myths with  brain facts that reboot learning success. Boring is not better – as some secondary schools seem to accept as inevitable, in certain classes. Secondary and higher education renewal, at least change for higher motivation and achievement though, takes… Read more »

Secondary Schools for Higher Achievement (1)

Post Katina secondary schools are springing up with many more choices for parents, and people vow they’ll never return to the central system of low achieving schools. The problem? Higher choice secondary school or university systems often fail to reach higher motivation and achievement. Each time the cry comes for… Read more »

Expect More Memory by Outsourcing Key Facts

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In spite of great books about memory and the brain’s amazing ability to remember, we still search frantically for keys as we fly out the door. It doesn’t have to be that way. Books such as, How to Develop a Perfect Memory, by Dominic O’Brien, work well for those interested in remembering… Read more »

What Does Your Name Mean and Why Care?

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How do you open a new class, workshop or mentor circle?  Speak people’s name with care, and research affirms you will spark their brain’s sense of worth, and add value to their day. How does it happen? Your name links to intrapersonal intelligence, which also warehouses personal traits such as common… Read more »