Archive for the ‘learning environment’ Category

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…)

Create a Supportive Environment Which Invites & Entices Your Kids To Learn More & Retain More

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

How many of you have been to a concert? If you haven’t, then think of one that you have watched on TV. It is an absolute fact that a great deal of planning needs to go into making it a success.

Let’s take a moment to consider what needs to be planned before the event takes place:

Venue, date and time, promoters, food, music, ushers, equipment need to bring along, equipment already at the venue, purpose, materials, ticket sellers, lighting, stage set-up, sound equipment, drinks, length of concert and so on.

These factors will help make the concert a success or a failure, provided the band has prepared themselves for it. By that I mean, they have practised and have a following.

So, what has the planning of a concert got to do with leaning? (more…)