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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Seven Senses and Six Questions

Each day we succeed or fail depending on how well we  use our senses to gain and understand information. We wake up and our senses immediately tell us many things. We may hear the rain, or feel the heat, or smell the air. In the bath room,we wash our hands and our sense of touch tells us if the water is cold or hot. Going into the kitchen, we cook…

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10 August, 2013
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How To Survive?

On the journey of life, we all look for avenues and pathways that will enable us to survive and succeed. Many people have given advice. But, one person stands out, as his ideas have survived for over 150 years. Here are some of the important things he said: It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. In…

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27 July, 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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Action, Learning and Applications

7 April, 2013

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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