Learning Plans – More Action Please

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

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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Self Development Psychology

A friend of mine has bought an annual membership to a local gym. He believes that, having paid in advance for his subscription, it will make him more determined to improve his fitness. That is his self development  motivation psychology? What is yours? We all have our beliefs on self development.  You will have some friends who are very dedicated to self improvement. One of my associates says she gets…

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Action, Learning and Applications

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

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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Recognition and Appreciation

  What do you want most in life? For some people, it is money. Others will choose fame. Some will choose power. Many will choose love and affection. Those who are ill, and in pain, will probably choose good health. In a recent discussion, a friend of mine said that he wanted recognition and appreciation. It seems simple enough. Indicating to others that you recognize and appreciate what they do…

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