Change for New Era Rotary Leadership?

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Rotary definitely has the brainpower, new neural discoveries have the tools and millennials have new era service suggestions. Together we’re armed with a new question! Our new question, How are you smart? replaces the traditional question, How smart are you?  The new question relies on multiple intelligences and a rebooted idea… Read more »

Why Can’t We Agree and Move Forward?

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Have you ever left a team feeling like you’d just been maningled through a mud puddle? If so, you may be missing your brain’s awesome tool to help you out when you slip and fall or when others let you down. Tools to prevent those cataclysmic conflicts that seem impossible… Read more »

Let’s Talk About Brain Based Learning

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Brain based learning differs from traditional classes in that it makes room for new neural discoveries central to growth. Students and teachers use strengths as vital tools to help them build on what they know in any lesson. See brain based Twitter Chat archived for magnificent ways to engage fun… Read more »

100 Brain Based Tasks for All Stories

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Looking for dozens of interactive tasks to use with any story or novel? Fishbowl games, newspaper ads, gender circles, dialogues, social media creations, ballads, interviews to authors, post-it-notes and dozens more tasks for individual and team interactions. Here are 100 brain based tasks that engage students’ multiple intelligences to involve… Read more »

Inside the Mind of an Introvert

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We’ve all heard it. He’d rather be alone. Or, she rarely accepts party invitations, preferring to read at home. All the above relate to your intrapersonal intelligence, or personal growth. We link introversion to personality too often.  Sadly, we see it as limiting rather than as dynamic mental strength it… Read more »

What if Peace Possibilities Blew into Class with Spring?

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Have you seen spring’s new life jolt teens alive?  When warm south breezes begin to blow into young lives, it’s no surprise that original ideas also begin to emerge like new sprigs poke up into the morning sun. It’s the perfect season to fan innovative possibilities such as robust peace… Read more »

Learn More in Less Time with Oodles of Fun!

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Thanks for including this Brain Leaders and Learners blog among many of my hero leaders! Special thanks to Best 21st Century Leadership Blogs – New Media, by James Strock for listing the top blogs! Thanks to so many of my friends and mentors whose blogs teach and encourage us all! … 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 »

What’s New?

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“What’s new?”  People often ask me, as if something really is. When I hear others asked what’s new, I’ve often heard back the conversation closer, “Not much.” Researchers begin new projects with questions about what’s new that leave people like me wondering if something will change eventually, and if so… Read more »

Replace Stress with Social and Emotional Survival Skills

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Rarely have we struggled against more anxiety and stress and without adult models, our youth are especially in need. It’s the perfect time to respond with social strategies and emotional boosts that toss cheer and hope back into our day! But how? What can we do, in a climate of… Read more »