Happiness: The Secret to Success (Part 1)

People who love what they do and love the people they do it with will not only be more engaged, but they are more likely to do it better. Apply the “gross happiness factor” concept to the workplace; everyone impacts organizational happiness, and that metric significantly impacts organizational success.

Listen to Leonardo: Build your Capacity to Learn

Critical thinking. Problem solving. Creativity. Innovation. These are the new goal posts for the 21st century student. The growing body of recent brain-based research substantiates the effectiveness of hands-on making, building, and creating. Moreover, these kinds of learning experiences aren’t just effective strategies to teach new information, but we also know that there is a…

Move the Body, Boost the Brain

Fitness gurus maintain that exercise is the key to happiness. You feel better, you’re healthier, you’re less stressed, you rock that great outfit and you’re one workout closer to your dream swimsuit. We’ve heard all about the endorphins and the energy boosts. All of that feels good. But few people exercise for the most compelling…

An Open Letter to Business Leaders about Millennials

Dear Business Leaders, No doubt you’ve heard our new mantra: “Ensure kids are college and career ready.” We’ve heard your pleas that our kids need 21st century skills to contribute to the changing global economy. As educators, we recognize that the primary purpose of education is to produce economically viable products – employable citizens –…