THURSDAY BONUS MINUTE – PRACTICAL SPEED READING TIP – #2

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”.

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?

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

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 … Read the rest of this entry »

Your Learning Environment = Outstanding Experience of Discovery

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… Read the rest of this entry »

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

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!

Monday Minute AL Tip: Color = Enhanced Memory + Retention

December 21st, 2009

Here’s what I’ve got for You

Were you aware that color …

  • Enhances memory and is a vital factor to increase the retention of information?
  • Stimulates, excites, increases brain activity as well help to relax?
  • Motivates kids to learn?
  • Inspires creativity?
  • Keeps learners focused for a longer period of time?
  • Assists ALL learners, no matter what their ages are ( child to adult)
  • Keeps all learners engaged and therefore learning occurs.

Here’s what I want you to do …

If you are a parent, teacher, trainer, presenter or an adult learner, it’s crucial for us to know how to use it to our benefit. Start using colored pens, pencils and highlighters to enhance your learning and teaching. If you want more stimulation, use red, orange and yellow. To induce relaxation, use green, blue and violet.

Also consider what colors you use at home to decorate the bedrooms or areas where learning takes place. Research show that a colorful bedroom is certainly beneficial for babies.

Love,
Terry

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

Sunday Night Inspirational – 212°: The Extra Degree

December 20th, 2009

212 degrees

212°: The Extra Degree that was written by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson.

However, Here’s a warning: Once you watch this 3 minute movie, it’ll be hard to forget!

I’ve watched it numerous times but you know what…it still works. Whenever I need a little “nudge” to remind me about the difference between good and great, I’ll watch it again.

The concept is this…at 211° water is hot, but at 212° it boils and turns to steam and steam can power a locomotive. It’s that one extra degree…just one…that makes all the difference. And so many times in business and life it’s that one extra degree of effort that separates the good from the great!

Don’t forget to pay it forward by sharing this email with friends, family and co-workers. They’ll thank you for doing it!

To watch the 3 minute video segment of 212°…For Your Business and Your Life, just click here. Enjoy!

Oh BTW, the reason this post is going out early is because I am picking up my caring and loving parents from the plane before I put them back on another to fly to New Zealand where they will spend 2 weeks cruising from NZ to OZ. They deserve this time to themselves.

Love,
Terry

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

TGIF Funny – Makes No Difference If You Can’t Speak The Language.

December 17th, 2009

person laughing

What’s that saying!… “Actions speak louder than words!” Check out this video and it won’t matter at all if you cannot speak or understand the language … it’s all in the name of fun…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEXqMH8I3_w

Have a fun filled weekend and take it easy…you never know, someone may add you doing something to their funny video site.

Love,
Terry

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

Sunday Night Inspirational – Have You Met The 3 Foot Giant?

December 13th, 2009

Sean Stephensen

You and I have seen many amazing challenges that people overcome to become a success. If you’ve heard of Sean Stephensen, you already know what I mean.

My question to you is….Would you trade places with a 3 foot man in a wheelchair?

Many of us would probably answer, “NO WAY! ”

Here you will find the most amazing story of Sean, the 3-foot man in a wheelchair who is living a life that most of us only dream of.

Click on this link and you’ll see exactly what I mean.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2whOqfcrBUE&feature=related

Enjoy!! and pass it forward…Have a powerful week.

Love,
Terry

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