Ever wondered why some students are able to learn quickly, get great grades and still have time for fun?
At the end of this course, you will know how your brain works and how you can use simple study tips to access the Learning part of your Brain.
The course is made up of a lesson for each Study Tip. Over my 40 years of teaching Science, Mathematics and Reading, I have developed this series of tips that can help you learn.
Each of the Learning Tips is based on current research and theory of how the human brain works and how learning takes place.
To use these tips, listen and read and use one of the skills each week of the school year, just like I do with my classes. Make posters and infographics of each Secret. Put these on your study wall. Use the accelerated learning skilss to learn the tips!
Over time, you will use the tips from previous weeks and gradually build up your skills in learning. You will see your results increase very quickly.
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Let me just briefly explain why your learning will be faster and better with these tips. Learning occurs in one part of your brain and thinking and knowing things takes place in another. For simplicity, I have called these the Learning Brain and the Knowing Brain. The Learning Brain is most easily accessed through the senses.
Another key idea is that the brain produces electronic waves of different speeds. Slower, calming Alpha Waves allow the Learning Brain and the Knowing Brain to connect. When connected learning can be very fast.
There are two ways you will benefit from these Learning Tips..
At the end of this lesson, you will be able to learn more quickly by using diagrams to show your Learning Brain the idea or problem.
Here is an example of a problem that can be solved most easily by picking your your pencil and drawing a diagram.
First look for the clues and draw a clear diagram to show these. Then look at the the question; what you are being asked to find out.
Often the answer will be obvious in the diagram. Drawing the diagram gives your conscious mind something to do so that the Learning Brain can get on with solving the question.
After doing this lesson, you will know why you have to show working when doing your maths and why you need to write out or draw a plan for your writing and other learning work.
You will know secret ways to calm yourself when learning and when in exams. You will learn about Alpha Brain Waves and why they are important for learning and remembering.
You will have a strategy for starting what seem to be difficult tasks.
You will learn that the right kind of music can increase your learning.
After this lesson, you will be able to use movement to increase the speed of your learning.
Learn how talking about your learning material can help you remember it better.
Story telling, you will learn is embedded in our subconscious. Humans have told stories since the begging of time. Use this to help you learn.
Your eyes see colour, your brain responds to colour. You will be able to use colour to enhance your learning and memory.
Learn how to use mind maps to make learning faster. Save time and have fun!
At the end of this lesson, you will know why staying calm is important for learning. You will have some simple skills for making yourself calm when learning and in exams. Staying calm in exams allows you to remember what you have learnt and get great grades.
After you have completed this lesson, you will be able to focus and absorb more and more learning. Focus like a child!
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In this lesson, you will learn a summary of all the learning secrets and remind you to use them everyday in your learning.
Use the Secrets, learn quickly, get great grades and have time for fun!
Chalk board, white board, large sheets of paper with colourful chalk and markers are essential for learning.
After this lesson, you will have another essential study skill to add to the tips you have learnt already.
Use large surfaces to practice with playfully colourful, messy diagrams and words.
The study tip for this week is a great learning tool for kids and adults.
Homeschooling programs should include this in the learning resources used.
Once again, the Learning Brain is accessed by the use of diagrams and a fun learning game.
Look Cover Write Check is used for learning spelling, formulae, chemical equations and simple diagrams.
John Terrey is an experienced teacher of Science, Mathematics and Reading and is a Professional Educational Coach in Australia. He has been teaching for 40 years with many outstanding student achievements including his four, now adult, children. He has owned an Educational Coaching Centre, leading a team of teachers there to build the confidence and self esteem of students of all ages.
John has a Degree in Science Education from The University of NSW and a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership from Charles Sturt University. He has undertaken numerous courses in Whole Brain Learning, Cooperative Learning, Advanced Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Teaching of Reading and Peer Support Train the Trainer. He reads widely in all these areas.
John teaches his students how to learn by a series of weekly tips he has developed over his career. They have been variously known as Mr T’s Tips, Terrey’s Tip of the Week, or with his more familiar senior classes, Tezza’s Tips! When each class is finishing the first lesson of the week, John explains why the tip works. He encourages each his students to use all their senses and practice being calm and confident when learning and in exams.
A background of educational leadership in Quality Teaching and Learning has given John a quest for helping all students learn and achieve.
John is now devotes his time to part time teaching and to writing. He and his partner enjoy living in and renovating an historic home. They have an extensive and peaceful garden, delighting in growing their own vegetables and fruit.
John's children and grandchildren continue to inspire him and keep him in awe of the amazing progress they are making with their lives.