Monthly Archives: April 2012

DIY Brainstorming

How to Generate Ideas Anytime, Anyplace Think back to the last time you were stuck and needed to brainstorm. We’re you sitting in a conference room with your colleagues eager to engage? Probably not… you were staring at your computer alone with your arms crossed and teeth clenched. Here are the strategies to help you… Read more »

Mental Sweatpants

In early November, I have a ritual of pulling out my favorite sweatpants and indulging in the cotton fuzz comfort. My winter wardrobe consists of Nordstrom dress pants for teaching and sweatpants for everything else. I’ve noticed an interesting paradox. On the one hand, my students comment on how much energy I have in my… Read more »

What Questions Did You Ask Today

I’d like you to think back to when you were 5 years old. When we asked on average 65 questions per day, most of them starting with “why.” The average 8 year-year-old asks 41 questions per day and by the time we are 44 years old we only asks six questions per day; most of… Read more »