Category Archives: tone

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 »

Can Chat Room Discussions Go Deep & Hot Without Going Down?

Do your online discussions tend to go down before they go deep? Time and again people who love to banter ideas tell us they run from toxic discussions on interesting hot topics they’d hoped would generate innovative ideas. Have you seen it?  Before bruiser discussions get cut, often a player… Read more »

Social Media Helps or Hurts Brainpower

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Researchers suggest that social media can harm kids’ brains, and few would disagree. Either way, social networks such as Twitter are here to stay. My question is, what impact do online networks play in strengthening minds and leading innovation across differences? Increasingly, brain gurus such as Susan Greenfield weigh in… Read more »

Mental Tools in Stress Free Zones

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The problem with stress is that it masks as winner – so you miss its killer qualities and fail to spot danger signs before it strikes.

Stress kills!

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 »

Could Mindfulness Heal the Heart of Learning & Leading?

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If gridlock feeds ego and shuts out brainpower   could mindfulness and trust heal the heart of learning and leading? The more gridlock images we see flash across media, schools, and our lives, the more innovative, healing, and fun-filled images get lost. To learn and lead mindfully though, takes more… Read more »

Standing Ovation to Diverse Learning Communities

Would you agree that tone tools can create goodwill and amp up any learning community? I’m referring to the body language of communication here – the tone tools that bring a smile of inclusion or adds a snub of rejection. Tone benefits embody the warmth of thanks, while its lack… Read more »

Smart Tone or Snarky Attacks?

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It doesn’t take grueling effort to grow your intelligence for brilliant tone that avoids attacks.  Minds literally rewire to create positive change and mind-bending possibilities. How so? Many of us toss limited notions into communication possibilities.  In an attack climate we watch leaders perpetuate mental misconceptions about ways to win… Read more »

When Students Co-lead – We All Prosper!

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Students love to navigate their own learning progress – especially when they see or can create adventurous pathways to rewards. I love the break! That’s why my students grade their own participation in every class. How so? At the beginning of class students collect their personal tone chart. On one… Read more »