Teacher as Neuroplastician?

It’s true, my friends! Teachers are neuroplasticians. In The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science, Norman Doidge M.D. coins the word neuroplasticians to describe those who – quite literally – change the brain. I was frankly shocked to hear that until very recently we all believed a […]

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How to Facilitate Introverts and Extroverts in Your Group or Class

Thanks to Karyn Greenstreet of Passion for Business for allowing us to repost her original blog post! Whether you teach classes, run mastermind groups, or offer group coaching programs, understanding what makes introverts and extroverts tick will help you run your group better. We all know there are two personality styles that are polar opposites […]

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Upping the Ante on Brainstorming:  5 tips to increase group creativity and productivity

Next time I’m planning an idea-generating session, I’ll consider suggesting that we invite a few new people to the group who can offer a novel take. Maybe I’ll even throw a rubber chicken into the circle when things are running along a predictable path! ~ Michael Culliton For years I have used “brainstorming” to help […]

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3 Tips for Engaging Presentations (Hint: It’s not about you!)

Want engaging presentations? Here's a hint. Stop thinking it’s about you. Presenters often think of “engagement” as an adjective; we believe we must be engaging when we present. It is much more useful to see engagement as a verb, applied to the people you're addressing. And – this is important – we are not the actors. They are! […]

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Dialogue Education Essentials:  The Right Bit of WHAT for the WHEN

  “If I only had enough time I could cover this subject!” You may have said this yourself. And I’d be surprised if you hadn’t heard other teachers say it! If the content of a learning event is worth its salt in meaning and significance, you’ll never have enough time. The fourth step of the 8 Steps of Design allows you […]

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