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Solve Daily Dilemmas with Neural Solutions

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Stubborn snags that slow us  down daily often link to brilliant solutions our brains already possess. It’s merely a matter of connecting the problem to a brainy possibility. Take yesterday. I started my day heading to a Rotary meeting, and ended up at Crystal Glass where I replaced a car… Read more »

Hack Secondary Lectures with Brain Boosts for Focus and Fun

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Few deny that secondary students focus faster and remember more when they tackle lecture topics with more mental equipment than mere listening skills. Yet teachers who face overwhelming pressures from tests, standards and curriculum demands often deliver critical facts as a last resort, in spite of what we know about… Read more »

Black Matters! Black Leaders! Black History Month!

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Poverty is still a huge problem for many and yet we also still have opportunities to learn about doable solutions from black leaders. Teens and young adults care deeply about resolving this problem. Maybe that’s why they enjoy teaming with black leaders to navigate possibilities together that we may otherwise… Read more »

PD on Brain Based Tasks for Learners or Leaders?

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Find topics that interest your group here in the following video. Or contact me at the following Brain Based sites. Follow my updates for neural lessons, games, tasks and tests at TpT site and keep up with brain-friendly materials to enhance your class. If you have any further questions about… Read more »

Dial Up Magic in Teens for Diverse, Respectful Learning Communities

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Are we setting secondary school stages that dial up that magic our teens already possess? Do we facilitate secondary learning cultures that capture teens’ awesome brainpower for wonder, risk and innovation? If so, you’ve likely noticed how learner diversity delightfully bursts into every class and teens look forward to new… Read more »

Your Brain’s Ability to Heal a Broken Heart

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Some people hobble into their day with enough sorrow to crush any new realities that may exist for them on the other side of sad. Teens drop out of school in record highs, with unresolved hurts, disappointed parents leave marriages, leaders hide in their offices and plot against those they’d… Read more »

5 Mistakes We Make in Building Learning Cultures

Most leaders and faculty agree that to capitalize on the brain’s known abilities is to create a climate for high performance minds.  Most learners agree that  care and support can transform ordinary learning into fun-filled adventures and delightful discoveries. Sadly though, science about brains and observation of failed cultures sheds… Read more »

Brain Based Tasks for Older Learners

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While we now know that students retain less from lectures, we question how to cultivate brain based cultures that trigger observable and impressive growth. Good news! It’s actually easier than most realize – to get older students active and growing in any class! Enter six little namungos with big brainy… Read more »

Integrated Learning at Secondary?

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Brain based learning actively applies new facts to achieve innovative initiatives across traditional disciplines. Learners apply new content to craft original products or solve real world problems – rather than memorize facts for paper-pencil tests. Yes, in spite of obstacles such as separated classes in secondary or university classes that… Read more »

20 Questions Determine a Brain’s Leadership Fate

Some say brains are born to lead. Others see leadership as a learned skill. I say that gene pools play a  part – yet what you do daily can rewire your brain for transformational leadership. What do you say? Your  brain’s equipped to leap toward new challenges or default to… Read more »