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Survey Your Meetings for Brainpower

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  Are your meetings brain draining, or brain powering? The idea is  to engage both sides of the brain, to increase innovation. See innovative meetings e-handbook here for dozens of practical strategies that bring meetings alive where you work. Respond either yes or no to each survey question and then… 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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With several prestigious awards from different countries, the name Mita has become synonymous with brain-powered tools for leading innovation with the whole brain in mind. Learner and leader ready materials are also illustrated on an  award-winning blog to support brain based efforts to learn as we lead and lead to… 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 »

Marks of Brainpowered Workspaces

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Ever shifted locations, or added a valued addition such as a comfy chair to your workspace, and noticed new solutions popping up as solutions to old  problems as a result?  Or have new ethical insights added zest to a project after a redesigned workspace? If so, you’ll be interested in… Read more »

Why Brain Based Approaches?

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Spot any gap where you live or work, regardless of how small, and you may well be staring into the eyeballs of your own destiny.  How so? Even though I taught university classes and facilitated top leaders around the world for many years, it still surprises me how few people… Read more »

Politically Correct Democracy or Human Brains?

When Dave Taylor posted today, “to be unPC is “critical” to our “healthy democracy,” I wondered about the words PC (or politically correct) and healthy democracy. Consider these words less from common usage, but from a brain based perspective, and you’d likely redefine these two. By the way Dave, sincere… 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 »