William Shakespeare – The Avatar-

25 April, 2013

  William Shakespeare wrote very little about himself and his family. In that respect, his life is a mystery. Or, is it? In the new Apple i Book  titled William Shakespeare, he comes to life in the form of an avatar. It is very life like. The new book is very readable because you can push press and click your way through it. Yes, the book has audios, videos as…

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Student’s and Teacher’s Views on Learning

15 April, 2013

When you were at school, did any of the teachers ever ask you to give feedback about their lessons and style of teaching? In my experience, teachers rarely get feedback on their teaching methods, particularly if the students are dissatisfied with the learning process. Students will be marked by teachers, so they are usually careful about what they say. Instead, the students go outside and complain to each other that…

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Learning Plans – More Action Please

15 April, 2013

I have just read a report on education. More money is spent, but there is concern  about the results achieved.. Politicians call for more research. Proposals are developed to improve the quality of teaching. But, the students are rarely consulted. They are the recipients and the clients. In many cases, they know more than their teachers, particularly on the use of mobile communications. Having visited a number of schools, it is…

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Shakespeare – An Amazing Leader

9 April, 2013

William Shakespeare has led the way. Yes, 400 and more years after he wrote his first plays they are still performed. There are now over 500 million people who speak the English language in various forms and accents. The name of William Shakespeare is known to most of them over the age of 10, even though they have not read one of his plays or poems. His ideas still are…

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Action, Learning and Applications

7 April, 2013

Had an interesting meeting today with a friend who lived in Melbourne, Australia, when he was growing up. ‘My mother comes from Ukraine and I went to a school where we spoke Russian’. he said. ‘In the streets, I played with boys from Greece and Italy. So, I learned how to speak four languages, as well as English.It all seemed so natural’. We discussed the ways people learn languages and…

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Piano Man Psychology

30 March, 2013

Billy Joel wrote the famous song called Piano Man, no doubt based on his observations from what he noticed as he played in bars and cafés as a young man. I am now in a similar situation. Each day, I play the piano at the Baby Grand Lounge at the Oasis in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland. It is not my full time job, as I am a psychologist and author,…

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