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10 Ways to Boost Brain Power for Young Students

10 Ways to Boost Brain Power for Young Students | Alive and Learning |
Research into neuroscience and brain power is among the most fascinating due to its impact on education. And when it comes to young learners, strategies for optimizing brain development are essenti...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Quran Coaching's curator insight, October 15, 2014 11:18 AM

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Leonie McIntosh's curator insight, October 15, 2014 8:16 PM

Neuroscience and early childhood education is really an untapped wealth of knowledge - imagine if the two sectors worked closer together to explore early childhood development and connections with neuroscience.


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It's got to be about Why, not How: How Great Leaders Inspire Action, Simon Sinek

"Why FIRST:  Communication and the Golden Circle:  Why, How, What?  Inspire where others do not.  Profit is JUST a result NOT a reason for existing."


Simon's examples include Apple (why so innovative?), Martin Luther King (lead major change, Civil Rights movement), and the Wright brothers (controlled powered manned flight that others did not achieve, tho' were working on.)




"The goal is to do business with people who believe what YOU believe." ~ Simon Sinek




Apple:  NOT, What we do, great computers.  Want to buy one?

RATHER:  Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is making products that are beautifully designed, simple to use & user friendly.  We happen to make computers.  Want to buy one?


Counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling. Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" 


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Presentation Videos - Change Results
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Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN, Roy Sheneman, PhD, David Hain, Amy Melendez
Robin Martin's comment, May 11, 2013 12:39 PM
Thanks Deb!
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Social Connection Makes a Better Brain

Social Connection Makes a Better Brain | Alive and Learning |
Recent trends show that people increasingly value material goods over relationships—but neuroscience and evolution say this goes against our nature.


Lieberman’s new book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect hits the shelves this month. It’s a book about relationships and why relationships are a central—though increasingly absent—part of a flourishing life. Lieberman draws on psychology and neuroscience research to confirm what Aristotle asserted long ago in his Politics: “Man is by nature a social animal … Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god.”

Via Dennis T OConnor, Petra Pollum
AnnC's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:05 PM


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TED | Talk | Tag | Brain

TED | Talk | Tag | Brain | Alive and Learning |
TED Talk Tag brain...


TED does it again.  Here's link to a dozen videos tagged: brain


Happy viewing!

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