Archive for January, 2010

THURSDAY BONUS MINUTE – PRACTICAL SPEED READING TIP – #2

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

“HOW TO USE A LONG SLENDER GUIDE TO TOTALLY INCREASE YOUR READING RATE”.

In Tip #1, I wrote about how your eyes move whilst you are reading. And,
how they can either enhance or hinder your speed reading rate. In this post, let’s look at how beneficial it is to use a long slender guide whilst you are reading.

Guides

How many times have you heard someone say, “Don’t use your finger to read. You know how to read. That slows you down.” Using a guide dramatically increases your reading speed.

Here’s what you do…

  • If you were to move your finger faster, that would have been better advice. Your eyes move more smoothly if they have something to follow. Whatever guide you use… finger, a pencil or a thin stick… just use it
  • Don’t use your guide as a ruler – this way you can’t see what’s coming
  • Keep your guide moving in a smooth action under the words
  • The faster you move your guide, the shorter time your eyes fix on words.

Finally, T*A*N* – TAKE ACTION NOW

Apply the steps mentioned above. Then let me know how you are progressing.

Terry

Enhancing Learning and Facilitation To Be…
More Effective & Efficient,
Continued & Meaningful,
Fast, Energized & FUN!

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MONDAY MINUTE – PRACTICAL SPEED READING TIP – #1 “HOW TO USE YOUR EYES TO TOTALLY INCREASE YOUR READING RATE”.

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Did you know that the average reading speed is between 200 – 250 words per minute? Over twenty years ago, the United Nations stated that, to keep pace with all the information we are bombarded with, you and I would need to read at 400 wpm (and that was before the advent of email, the internet and texting!)

So, with that in mind, I invite you to follow this strategy which can dramatically increase your reading rate…

Your Eyes

What normally happens while you are reading is that your eyes do the following…
• Jump from word to word and rest on each one…and/or
• Sometimes they skip backwards…and/or
• Wander off the page completely.

Here’s what you do…

• Take in groups of words at a time, even if it is only a pair… that will double your reading speed!)
• Halve the time you stop in-between each group of words
• Make every effort you can to read forwards only
• Stay on the page; focus your eyes and thoughts there.

Finally, T*A*N* – TAKE ACTION NOW

Apply the steps mentioned above. Then let me know how you are progressing.

Terry

Enhancing Learning and Facilitation To Be…
More Effective & Efficient,
Continued & Meaningful,
Fast, Energized & FUN!

P.S. … Did you add your comment? Go ahead, do so now!

SUNDAY NIGHT INSPIRATIONAL – WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH SAND?

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

This video shows the winner of “Ukraine’s Got Talent”, Kseniya Simonova, 24,
drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary
people were affected by the German invasion during World War II.

Her talent, which admittedly is a strange one, is mesmeric to watch.

The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears and she won the top prize of about £75,000.

She begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear and the happy scene is obliterated.

It is replaced by a woman’s face crying, but then a baby arrives and the woman smiles again. Once again war returns and Miss Simonova throws the sand into chaos from which a young woman’s face appears.
She quickly becomes an old widow, her face wrinkled and sad, before the image turns into a monument to an Unknown Soldier.

This outdoor scene becomes framed by a window as if the viewer is looking out on the monument from within a house.

In the final scene, a mother and child appear inside and a man standing outside, with his hands pressed against the glass, saying goodbye.

The Great Patriotic War, as it is called in Ukraine , resulted in one in four of the population being killed with eight to 11 million deaths out of a population of 42 million.

Kseniya Simonova says: “I find it difficult enough to create art using paper and pencils or paintbrushes, but using sand and fingers is beyond me.. The art, especially when the war is used as the subject matter, even brings some audience members to tears.. And there’s surely no bigger compliment.”

Click on the link below –

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=vOhf3OvRXKg

Terry

Enhancing Learning and Facilitation To Be…
More Effective & Efficient,
Continued & Meaningful,
Fast, Energized & FUN!

Pegging Out Your Keys To Success In Life & Learning

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Often many of us struggle to remember a list. Yet, we are all quite capable of doing so with a large number. For example, let’s say you want to remember (or you want someone else to remember) these 18 keys to achieve success in your life and learning…

  • Ownership
  • Flexibility
  • Choice
  • Balance
  • Play
  • Failure = Feedback
  • Integrity
  • This Is It
  • Support
  • Persistence
  • Action
  • Win / win
  • Self esteem
  • Speak with positive purpose
  • Focus
  • Passion
  • Vision
  • Commitment

For many, the PEG system is considered to be the best known of all memory systems to use.  (This strategy was first introduced to me by one of my mentors, Dr Jeannette Vos, the co-author of “Unlimited” and “Learning Revolution”)

Here’s what we do … (more…)

Your Learning Environment = Outstanding Experience of Discovery

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Fact: Research shows that classroom social environment is one of the chief psychological factors of academic learning (Walberg & Greenberg, 1997)

All of us who teach or facilitate learning must ALWAYS make sure we consider our learning environment so that our learners are more engaged and motivated, experience more discovery, excitement and fun and so become lifelong learners.

For me, key factors you need to consider to create a safe, supportive, challenged, learning atmosphere are… (more…)

“Sunday Night Inspirational – Will 2010 Be Your ‘Rich Beyond My Wildest Dreams’?”

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010


Ok, here’s what I’ve got for you …

I have just finished reading “I’m Rich Beyond  My Wildest Dreams. This book’s subtitle is ‘How To Get Everything You Want In Life’.

WOW!!! If you read only one book in 2010, then this is the one. This remarkable short book, written by Tom and Penelope Pauley, WILL change your thinking, your prosperity, every aspect of your lifestyle … IF YOU WANT IT!

As they say, “one of the most difficult steps in getting Rich is accepting your own good. Actually, allowing yourself to receive the good you are due”.

If you only want to ‘read’ this book, then it’s not for you. You must take action.

To find out more, click here

Wishing you a loving, healthy, happy and prosperous 2010.

Terry

Enhancing Learning and Facilitation To Be…
More Effective & Efficient,
Continued & Meaningful,
Fast, Energized & FUN!