Category Archives: smart skills

Could Neuro-Discoveries Transform University?

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What would it take to renew university learning and draw more brainpower from learners and leaders? We know adult intelligence improves – from MDs such as Dan Siegel, Director of  Mindsight Inst at UCLA School of Medicine, who draws on recent science to harness the brain’s circuitry. The results? Research… Read more »

Hidden Traps Undo Brainpower

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When you rev up mental equipment daily to either sink or swim, you discover how creativity and curiosity will trump criticism and intimidation. How then can you experience mental power in settings where no brain is left behind? One friend and fellow leader Dave Caiazza, put it this way: Work… Read more »

Values for Brain Powered Climate

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Imagine a climate of peace, with humility that inspires, and people who recognize talents, and you’ve just begun to awaken intrapersonal intelligence. Build healthy relationships that shape character, and your brain cultivates new neuron pathways toward spirit and highest values such as caring in your character and in others. Or… Read more »

Albany Blocks Brainpower while NY Burns

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New York burns while Albany fiddles. News of political infighting, stalemates, accusations and posturing flood us daily, while opportunities for greatness fade for NY. A closer look, though, shows bureaucracy working against ethical brainpower. How so?  Neuro discoveries uncover organizational problems and possibilities. 1. Secondary schools and universities in crisis… Read more »

No Brain Left Behind

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Have you experienced mental power that bubbles over in circles where no brain is left behind? Interactive sessions where creativity trumps criticism, and diversity’s the handmaiden of dignity and innovative virtue? The jury is still out on why some people are  smarter. Most  agree though, that brilliant solutions tend to… Read more »

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 »

Living Angel or Devil Parts of Brain?

It’s now believed that you have both angel and devil brain parts and these two forces stay in consistent battle for your actions. Do you agree? Researchers looked at activity in the brain for healthy and unhealthy food choices and what they found may surprise you. Angel brain parts help… 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 »

Engage Voices on Other Side?

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Slavery works, cried dominant voices, while for centuries brilliant minority voices, with finer insights at times, could have led a richer way.  Had they been engaged, silenced voices could have broken chains that still bind most of us today. Did you know human brains build new neuron pathways with every… Read more »