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Eight Predictions for 2017!

As 2016 draws to a close, I’ve been enjoying all the “year in review” posts and articles that folks are putting out. I’d like to try something a little bit different, by using my brain’s power of prediction to see what we will be bragging out in December, 2017.

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Coming Soon! LearningBinge.com: A story of serendipity meets learning conference

About a year ago I started talking about a “brain matters academy” that would be dedicated to helping learning professionals develop their skills. I checked out all the usual suspects – those online platforms that make it possible to build and share your own MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) and just couldn’t find anything I liked. Each time I investigated an option, I found it either too limited as technology or too pricey as a service.

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Give the Gift of Brain Health Every Day of the Year

I just finished another session of my brain-aware instructional design workshop and I came to a big realization. As learning professionals, we all see information on the science of learning almost every day and we’re becoming better and better at incorporating this information into our instructional design and training delivery practices.

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Podcast: Marshall Goldsmith – 15 Coaches

The first mentees in Marshall Goldsmith’s “15 coaches” program are gathering to begin an amazing experiment. Dr. Goldsmith is teaching a group of leaders, teachers, trainers and coaches everything he knows. And as the most influential coach of our time, that’s a lot of free sharing. The only catch is that everyone has to pay it forward and spread the enlightenment.

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The Neuroscience of Mood Boards

What do web designers, architects, advertising agencies, fashion designers and movie set designers have in common? They all use mood boards to develop their initial design and share ideas with team members and clients. In this post we’ll talk about how you can use a mood board to save time on your next instructional design…

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Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

The U.S. is one of several countries that celebrates the end of the harvest with a day of giving thanks – that we’re prepared to survive another winter. With the word “survival” in the opening line, you’ve probably guessed that I’m about to find a way to link eating turkey with survival, because that’s usually where I end up when I talk about our marvelous survival machines – our brains.