This course was originally designed for Parents and teachers to help the children in their care become effective learners. However it soon became clear from the course feedback about how helpful this course is to everyone. For many of us school actually sabotaged our natural learning abilities so this course, whatever your age, can get your natural learning abilities back on track.
So how can we best encourage effective learning?
If we enjoy learning, we are 8/10ths of the way to becoming good learners and great students. However If we don't or didn't enjoy ‘school’, or college and learning is a 'chore', then we struggle. If it is us doing the ‘teaching’ and the ‘students’ are our own children for example, then unless they have our understanding, our unconditional love and our continuing support we can actually sabotage their best efforts (as this course demonstrates).
Let us not forget that Einstein was a late talker, a slow learner and did very poorly at school. Many highly successful people received poor reports at school. So whatever your age, your performance at school is not a good predictor about how successful you can be. So let's take the pressure off focus on what we do well and let's stop doing the things that hinder natural learning progress.
This course gives simple strategies and a better understanding of how to help yourself or others become great learners .The course currently has one main section and this section is all about understanding what is likely to help and what is likely to hinder learning (by looking at how the brain works for example). Further lectures are continually being added to the course
In this lecture learn both the importance of models (or theories) in learning and their limitations
In this lecture we look at our first simple model that can help us understand how the human brain works and how the model can predict what helps and hinders children's learning
In this lecture we look at a model that informs us about how the left and right side of the brain develop different attributes
In this lecture we look at the four main human brainwaves and their relevance to learning
Find out how much information you have retained about the Brain and Learning Theory
This lecture tells us why we should not believe all the performance figures we are given about our local school, our teachers and our children. Numbers and data can deceive!
This lecture reviews the four stages that are required for both children and adults in order for learning to be effective (based on the research of Professor Phil Race)
This lecture reviews what we have learnt in Section 2 of the course
I'm a speaker, trainer, and personal development coach based in the UK with a special interest in the brain, accelerated learning and people development. My present focus is developing high quality, simple, innovative, life-skills based, video e-learning courses. I now have over 15,000 students in more than 150 countries - this is the reach and power of e-learning.
My 'MIND MAPPING - SMART WORKING' Course is currently the NUMBER ONE Personal Development course in the mind mapping niche, with more than twice the number of enrollments and ten times the number of four and five-star reviews compared to the next most popular course. A course that's genuinely worth paying that little bit extra for.
A bit of background information about me:
I've worked in schools, colleges and universities in the UK, and also in the corporate and SME sector, working with students, teachers, apprentices, managers and leaders. My background is actually in clinical science where I ran an NHS Clinical Biochemistry Department in a District General Hospital and I was also a Quality Consultant to my local hospitals and local Health Authority. I also have an active interest in Health and Healing.
Back in 1996, after training in 'mental literacy' with Tony Buzan (the inventor of Mind Mapping), I set up my own training company the House of Learning. A year later, I put some of my new skills to the test and competed in the World Memory and the World Speed Reading Championships (silver medal position in the latter). Altogether, I have 20 years experience working in the personal development sector and in the field of business leadership. I am also a teacher and practitioner of Reiki and I have a Udemy course about the 'Science of Healing'
'Mind' Mapping - Smart Working - Creating Effective Mind Maps' was my first course in this marketplace and I now also have a 'Smart Learning' and a 'Smart Speaking' course. Many of my students have English as a second language. I have launched three new courses in 2017 and there are two more courses on the way for Summer - then I'll take a breather I think!