This Course is for anyone who is currently learning or wanting to learn. It is for students of all ages.
It is for parents who are looking to help their children.
Take this course in any order that you wish, learn the tools and then to back to the brain study.
This Course gives the details on what the brain needs and then the tools that make learning so much easier. It shows us what the brain wants in order to support what we want. If you have wanted to learn more with greater ease and retention, then this course is for you. If you have wanted to open more of your potential, this course is for you. This is the Course to take if you have wanted to know what the brain really needs in order to learn easily.
"After taking your course, I used all the brain tools and raised my test scores by 20 points and made the Dean's list for the first time in my life."
In optimal learning it is important to give the brain what it needs - all aspects of the brain. The brain needs some kind of picture, it needs color, music, writing and more.....
Most educational systems do linear learning, but you can do circular learning at home so that your learning becomes so much easier and more fun.
" I raised my German grades from a D to an A in one week with the help of the spelling tools that Learning How to Learn teaches."
Most people have genius capacity and for most people that part has been shut down. And if you do not consider yourself to be a genius, you can at least consider yourself to be very intelligent.
Learning How to Learn teaches how to reopen our phenomenal capacity and learn the way we would like to learn.
Yet we do that with the brain all of the time.
In this Chapter we learn what the brain waves are and which brain wave is needed for learning. When one moves into the correct brain waves for learning, learning is so much easier, much more fun and successful.
Even if a person is older, the brain can be expanded and synapses can be created or reconnected.
These brain exercises are most powerful and people who have had a hard time focusing can now focus. The Figure 8 exercises does wonders for the brain.
"I am a singer and have had to really work to stay on time with the song. When Donna showed me how to do 6 point access, I was able to keep time correctly and easily right away. Amazing!"This exercise also helps break through old beliefs and programs that no longer work for us.
We are fine, it is the "pirates" that we have allowed on our ship that sabotage us.
A most powerful tool for parents in communicating with their children. A most powerful tool in creating what we want to create and Captaining Our Own Ship!!!
" Just learning how to Captain my Own Ship has made this course most worthwhile. I used to think that I was bad or lazy and now I realize that I allowed those pirates to be on my ship - when I took charge, I realized that I am fine and I can learn and do things."
We are learning to be our own Brain Mechanics. We learn what our brain needs and we see the RESULTS!
Ronald Kotulak, author of "Inside the Brain" said: "In the crudest terms, the effect of environmental deprivation is just as physical as a blow on the head."
Here we learn what the brain needs for its physical environment and what benefits that gives us.
When the brain receives what it needs, it works most beautifully and learning is so much easier. So it behooves us to find out what the brain needs and not arbitrarily pull out some wires and then wonder why our brain does not work.
Physical environment is most important for the brain.
Color is the electricity of the brain. It creates brain connections and makes learning so much easier, successful and fun. It makes remembering easy.
Color has been relegated to kindergarden and usually taken away by the 3rd grade where students are told to take out a piece of paper (white) and pencil and learn.
The testimonials for color go on and on. Reading, math, science, writing - every subject is so much easier and more fun when color is used. Find your colors for learning!
"I can read and remember when I read through this color."
"I can comprehend now and all of my grades are so much higher."
"I could never do math but when I use a red filter, I can understand math."
"All of my notes are in color and studying is so much more fun and my test scores are the highest ever."
The comments go on and on - the benefits of color in learning are huge and if every teacher understood that, then color would be an integral part of every classroom and every presentation.
It gives examples of using color in scheduling, homework and more.
The more one works with color everywhere, the more one is amazed at the tremendous power of color in learning and in life!
Playing music that keeps us in beta brain waves makes learning much harder, homework takes much longer and memory is usually much poorer.
Give the brain what it needs and it will give you what you need!
The tools are fast and powerful.
"I got an A+ in my spelling this week!" His parents commented that he now loves spelling and is getting better grades in everything.
This chapter is giving some exercises in learning how to do it especially when we are learning.
Here we learn how suggestion affects our brain. How we accept suggestions from others and how we give them to ourselves.
We also learn some techniques to stop the suggestions that come from others from entering our brain if we do not want them.
What positive suggestions do you want in your brain every day to support you?
If these are your sentiments, there is a reason why you have them.
Learn what the brain needs in order to remember, in order to keep what you have learned in long term memory.
Memory has specific requirements and usually we are not taught those requirements. We are usually told to go home, study and remember, but most often are not told how. This Chapter gives you the tools for easy and long term memory.
If the brain is not given the tools that it needs, it shuts down and takes a nap. Discover what the brain needs and how you can easily move into easy memory.
Then study from your notes rather than the textbook.
Use Color and the other Learning How to Learn tools and have learning be most successful!
That is not a fun feeling!
Learn techniques to reopen your brain. For we do come across situations where others will close or attempt to close the brain. At least now, we have the tools to reopen it and get back to our true selves.
Fairness and respect are 2 most critical factors in having a solid foundation on which to build a classroom or a business.
All downloadable PDF files for this course.
Donna Cercone has been in the Education and Corporate arena for over 40 years and has taught thousands of students from ages 5-80.
Her unique classroom-tested "whole brain teaching" approach (Cercone"s Mega Learning) has been described as an innovative revolution in teaching with phenomenal results.
The Cercone Mega Learning program (Learning How to Learn) enables students to absorb and retain information at a much faster and sustainable rate.
"This is truly a wonderful approach for processing and applying new information at accelerated speeds."
Dr. R. Lawrence, University of Massachusetts
She is an author with Nightingale Conant, the composer of Hearts of Peace CD and has done many corporate workshops utilizing these techniques plus continually experimenting with them in classrooms and in teaching music.
This method was first tested by Donna in a self-contained classroom of 45 seventh graders whose IQ's ranged from 80-140. It had such great success that at the end of the school year, the 7th grade boys approached her and said:
"We don't want school to end this year!"
Over the years, she researched and used these methods with classes of disadvantaged, troubled and educationally challenged students, always achieving outstanding results. Students obtained high scores who previously had given up on even obtaining a "passing" grade.
With great success, Donna continues to adapt and refine the Learning How to learn - Mega Learning program.
She has worked with color in the educational arena for over 35 years, working with colored filters, colored paper and glasses, finding the colors that would help students read easier, comprehend, understand math and remember better.
Through these methods, her piano students are able to learn to play the songs 500% faster than reading note by note while utilizing the complete Cercone Method. She has found a way to teach the reading of music as we read books.
She enjoys helping people accomplish their dream and make learning easier for she believes that we really are a genius if we can learn how to access the potential in our brain, if we can learn to be "Brain Mechanics" - who know what the brain needs in order to achieve the true potential.