Ways of Learning?

What comes to your mind when you see the names of Einstein, Michelangelo, Marie Curie, and Napoleon? Was it their country of birth, their gender, their language, their religion, or some other criteria. My research into the lives of amazing people point to a vital factor – their achievements. Walt Disney, Elvis Presley, Coco Chanel, Oscar Schindler and other amazing people are are recognized by what they achieved. In short,…

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19 June, 2014
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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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12 October, 2013
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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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2 May, 2013
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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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Video Power

25 January, 2013

I went to a business meeting this week. The discussion was interesting, but there seemed a lack of action. But, it was when a video was shown that major progress was made. Instead of people talking in general terms, they moved to specifics in terms of what would be done and when and how. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So, what is a video worth? I…

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