Nature and Nurture My Blue Brain is happily watching the nature’s beautifully peaceful snow-fall. I know the moisture will nurture our gardens, flowers, bushes, and trees to keep them healthy for their springtime transition and change. New Beginnings As our new year and our new United States presidential administration begins, I thought about what each…

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New Year’s Resolution History The tradition of the New Year’s Resolutions can be traced back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar. With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions…

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Back in the classroom This afternoon, I told the GlobalEdSsChat teachers and student leaders that it was GRAND being back in a (virtual) classroom and being part of their remarkable program that connects teachers and students from all over the world.  See yesterday’s blog post: Education Chat for Students, Teachers and Parents – Building and…

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GlobalEdSsChat My Orange Brain is excited to be a guest panelist for the GlobalEdSsChat for December 2020. The Topic will be: Building and Keeping Virtual Relationships. My friend and colleague, Leigh Cassel, who is the founder of the Digital Human Library, asked me to share my Brain Color concepts with the students. Chat questions The…

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Word Wednesday • “Tyro” is my word for WordWednesday Definition • Noun: A novice, a new student, or beginner in learning Pronunciation • Pronunciation – TYE-roh Usage • The boy’s father was delighted watching his tiny “Tyro” learning how to ride his bike! Closing Question • Do you find being a “Tyro” daunting or delightful? That depends on…

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A Negotiator An individual who helps two people or a group of people who disagree to reach a successful agreement with each other. Negotiator in your professional life In our professional lives there are times we must be a negotiator. You might be negotiating for a new job, a raise, a project, collaboration with team…

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Decision Making & Stress It seems that our lives are changing at a faster pace every day. Today, people are stressed about making critical health care and economic decisions because of the Coronavirus and serious political decisions because of the election. Making those decision can be a stressful experience depending on your Brain Color personality…

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Planning a New Garden I am back from my High Holidays respite. I have begun the new year of 5781 by planting in my new garden. I have sweet memories of working in the garden with my parents in the back yard of our home. It was a treat playing in the dirt and tending…

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News and Stress It seems that everyone is talking about the stress they are experiencing. My neighbor and I were discussing  how the daily news about the Coronavirus, the economy, demonstrations, deaths, students remote learning at home, and the 2020 election can spark and ignite an individual’s stress level. Social media, newspapers, radio programs, blogs, and…

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Past Presidential Candidates’ Brain Color Personalities There are only 77 days until November 3rd—Election Day 2020.  I have been determining the candidates’ Brain Colors since Presidential Election of 2000. That was the contested (hanging chads) election when Al Gore, a Green Brainer  and Joe Lieberman, a Blue Brainer ran against George W. Bush, an Orange…

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Full, Empty or Overflowing? People talk about their glass being 1/2 Full or 1/2 Empty. However, my childhood friend Helene describe her glass as filled to the top and with bubbles overflowing the rim of the glass. Helene says, “You must keep your own glass not only full, but overflowing so you have all of…

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