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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8 October, 2013
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Amazing People Library

Walt Disney would have liked it. William Shakespeare would have been amazed. Yes, the new generation of libraries has arrived. Instead of going to a building, you click your computer and you receive the book or article online. News today is that the first library that has only digital books and stories has opened in the USA. It will mean quicker access to find information. The Amazing People Club is also…

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18 September, 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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New Teamwork Interview with Dr Charles Margerison

22 March, 2013

Recently, I was at a conference and asked my views on teamwork and how people can work together effectively. I said it starts by each individual understanding their talents and how they use their time. There are eight main areas, as shown in the model on this page. Using the Team Management Profile Questionnaire. it is possible to discover the areas that best fit your work preferences. With the introduction…

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Do, Learn, Teach

25 February, 2013

Recently, I have been involved in various educational projects. Teachers have expressed interest in our work on amazing people. As a result,  teachers have used the audio visual avatar versions that we have created in their classrooms. In return, they have made videos of their lessons conducted on Columbus, Michelangelo and Darwin. They also gained the reactions of the students. ‘Seeing the avatar of Columbus was much better than reading a…

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Time, Talent and Teamwork

14 February, 2013

This week, I went to a professional workshop where about 100 people attended. They were there because the theme was about improving ones personal performance. It was an interesting event and well presented. I was asked to thank the speaker and say some words about amazing people who had achieved a great deal in their lives. I mentioned that I had visited the places where William Shakespeare was born and…

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