How Did The Beatles Learn?

Can you learn by acting a role? An interesting study has just been made that shows  role plays and drama classes  in  school has the potential to help students learn more effectively and learn improved life skills. The article in the Journal of Education Psychology says that students learn more when they take on roles. Our own research, in schools, on the lives of amazing people supports that. We have shown  students the videos…

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Amazing Explorers

Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Captain James Cook are legends for their historic voyages. Their travels took them many years to complete. Now, in a jet plane, we can travel to the other end of the globe in just over a day. Also, at the click of a button on our computer, we can connect instantly with someone in their own home and have the equivalent of a personal TV channel…

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How Amazing Are You?

For fun, you can assess how you rate yourself on our amazing people criteria. This has been developed based on the interpretation of the lives of amazing people. Allocate scores on the following scale, based on your own self assessment on the items listed : 0 – Not at all 1 – Very little 2 – A fair amount 2 – A lot 3 –  To a large extent Talent…

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Amazing People TV

Galileo could see the stars, but he would have been amazed by television. Leonardo da Vinci dreamt of flying machines, yet he never viewed videos. It is less than 90 years from the day that the incredible innovator John Logie Baird proved that pictures could ‘fly’ through the air. Now, most children and many adults  take television for granted. But, there are astounding new developments emerging. More and more people are…

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Opportunities – Rewards and Risks

  Bill Gates and Richard Branson are two people who have taken their opportunities. In times past, Michelangelo and Leonardo did likewise in the field of art. Singers like Elvis Presley and Edith Piaf recognized and seized their opportunities I have written and published a book called Amazing Entrepreneurs. It shows how people with little education grabbed their opportunities in life. However, some may see an opportunity, but are concerned about the…

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Heroes

In an age when footballers are paid millions for kicking a ball and singers gain instant fame, it is refreshing to meet  real heroes. Today, I met and interviewed George Jackson and his wife. George is 92 years of age. Many people can thank him for what he has done. But, most do not know him. Born into a small farming community in Victoria, Australia, he thought he would have…

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