Amazing Performances

Is superior performance due to a natural gift linked to intelligence or practice? For example, was Mozart given a music gene and Shakespeare a writing gene that made them excellent at their craft? Given my interest in the lives and achievements of amazing people, I was interested to read the research by Anders Ericsson. Do high performers have superior powers of speed, memory and intelligence . Psychologists used psychometric tests…

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Psychology and Amazing People

In the main, teachers gain their jobs because they qualify in subjects such as science, maths, history, or other topics in the curriculum. Each day, teachers then spend most of their time managing the behaviour of students and dealing with psychology issues, such as motivation, attention, perception, learning difficulties and so on. Few teachers are given guidance on the psychological issues. So, here is a short guide to what Amazing…

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What Can You Achieve?

Mozart heard his father play the violin. As soon as he could hold the instrument, his father gave him lessons. No doubt, young Wolfgang said to himself, ‘I can do that, if I try.’ At the age of six, he gave his first public concert. Before long, he was touring the concert halls of Europe. Florence Nightingale did it in nursing. Charles Dickens and Mark Twain did it in literature….

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Contributors and Achievers

Mozart, Einstein, Curie and others have established their names forever. How did they do it? In short, they made valuable contributions to society. As a result, we recognize their achievements. Their examples provide inspiration for students of today who will make their careers tomorrow. The Amazing People Club celebrates amazing contributors and achievers. Here are some of the titles that have now been published. Also, the new avatar based multi-media…

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William Shakespeare – The Avatar-

  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

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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