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How Brains Wire for War or Prepare for Peace

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Are you wired for anger, anxiety or payback when clashes strike on an ordinary day? Or do instant reactions for you tend to bring others together, find common ground or share assets? Remembrance Day is the perfect day to inventory our comebacks to personal assaults. A time to check our… Read more »

Intelligence as Fixed or Fluid?

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Research now shows how intelligence acts similar to what Ford claimed: “If you say you can or say you can’t – it’s true.” When IQ is seen as fixed however, choices narrow. Why extend our day to include multiple intelligence, if it cannot leave you smarter? Why ramp up personal… Read more »

How Do You Test to Know What They Know?

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Any IQ score or standardized test result can address the question, How smart are they? Yet most of us who hope to awaken brainpower in our students, agree that mere numbers say little about their real capabilities.  On the other hand, if you want to ensure students actively master a… Read more »

How are You Smart?

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With an advent of multiple intelligences, and new neuro discoveries,  we change the question from How smart are you? to ask instead How are you smart?  Our new question changes the way we lead and learn successfully! We now know that intelligence is fluid, not fixed and that we can… Read more »

Age Graciously or Voraciously?

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Do you lie about age, or do others find inspiration from your maturity? Perhaps more importantly – can you laugh at age? Do predictable answers fly from your tongue like corn pops over heat, or do you investigate and weigh different viewpoints? Would friends describe you as gracious and set… 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 »

Looking for Summer Learning Adventures?

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Imagine a summer where you aced a sizzling new skill and came away with terrific takeaways – all from your own multiple intelligences. It can happen with a few adjustments – even in an ordinary day. Invite a teen to try it with you and add to the fun!  Start… Read more »

Reflect – then Leap like Lauren

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You’d be surprised at the most famous YouTube talent out there, as Lauren Luke fits few of the tips we see for talent or for stars. OK, I’ll agree that make up is not central to most of us. Yet Lauren may be onto something that we each hold in… Read more »

Move Intelligence Up a Notch Today

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If you believe IQ is fixed, then it could well be so for you, because of the way belief fuels or limits mental plasticity and brainpower. Want more intelligence by the end of today though? Then simply act on one or more of your multiple intelligences, and expect your dendrite… Read more »