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 »

The Wonder of Naturalistic Intelligence

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Have you ever wondered why some people appear more attracted to nature than others?  Or did you know that your brain comes with its own unique naturalistic intelligence?  Nature teaches people how to live life to the fullest, by providing lessons from an outside environment, to extend mental growth. You… Read more »

Do Social Networks Add Friends?

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Would you agree with Oxford Scholar, Robin Dunbar, that brainpower limits the size of your social network? Master connectors do better than most. Team building expert, and friend, Mike Cardus sent me an interesting article today to show how many friends most people engage online. Dunbar’s research concluded that the… Read more »

Awaken Universities – with Learning at Center

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Some say it’s easier to move a graveyard than renew a university. Others say that science is shedding light on brainpower in ways that should reconfigure higher education’s vision and practice. It seems to me that one surefire way to rejuvenation any campus would be to return learning as higher… Read more »

Math and Science Can Leak Brainpower

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Leaders watch US education falling behind globally, and mistakenly call for far much more math and science. On first glance, hard science focus may make sense, expect for dangerous imbalance to human brains and achievement. How so?  Learners, equipped with a full range of  multiple intelligences, use their unique mix… Read more »