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Accelerated Learning 4 Beginners: Music = Relaxation + Better Memory + Increased Rapport + Fun For Learners (Part 1)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

musical notes

It’s a fact… is around us everyday. It is often used to relax us, to energize, to set the mood, to change our state of mind, to increase our memory and to engage us in our learning environment.

It is extremely important to accelerate our learning and teaching.It has an effect on you, both consciously and subconsciously.

If you’re a teacher, trainer, parent or adult learner, then you know that music has an effect (both positive and negative) on presenters as well as learners.

In Lozanov’s Suggestopedia, music is used as an integral part to accelerate the learning of any topic.

Dr Lozanov said,

“The rhythm, beat and harmony of music affects the human physiology – primary brain waves and heartbeat – in addition to evoking emotions and memories.”

So, how can you use music in your presenting, teaching and learning? (more…)

Sunday Night Inspirational – Heart of a Teacher

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

HOAT How many of you know a teacher who has made a difference in your life? How about a coach or trainer, a facilitator or a presenter who has made a difference to you as a client?

Let me explain…

Until the age of 12, I grew up in Thangool, Queensland, Australia. It was an extremely small town of 200 people.  And during those years there was one teacher who had a great influence on me.

His name was George Whittington…naturally we all called him “Dick”….not to his face, though. Apart from being the principal and being responsible for the running of the school, he was also my Grade 6 and 7 teacher. One memory I have was his smoking a pipe. What an aroma!

More importantly, he always had time for each one of his students. I felt that each of us was made to feel important and recognised for the talents we had.

So if you’re a teacher / coach/ trainer/ mentor, or if, like me, your life was greatly influenced by a one of those people, you’re going to love this movie! If you’re a coach, then I suggest that you substitute the word “client” for “child”. The beautiful poem, The Heart of a Teacher, was written by Paula Fox.

So, here’s you opportunity to honor any person in your life who has made a difference.  Just click here to watch! And by the way, it’ll make the perfect gift for any teacher this holiday season!

ENJOY!!! and share with others.


“Mazzer! Where The Bloody Hell Are Ya?”

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009


SORRY!!! That’s not
me. It’s one of our
beautiful Aussie
models, Lara Bingle.

“OK, Terry, what has a picture of your Aussie model, Lara Bingle, got to do with this post?” you are probably asking.

(Lara was used in the controversial 2006 Tourism Australian advertising and the catchphrase was, “Where the Bloody Hell Are You?”)

To be honest, firstly, I wanted to get your attention. Secondly, it struck me that people have been asking where I have been.

Well, that is a great question. It’s taken me 12 months to finally get back into doing something that I was enjoying. Without going into all the finer details, let me just say that there has been a great deal of personal growth – mentally, relationally, financially and spiritually. (This usually occurs after a divorce and all the challenges associated with it) …Oh yes, and plenty of inspiring walks on the beach.

So, what have I got for you?

In the posts that will be ‘comin at ya’, there will be heaps about how accelerated learning can make your learning / teaching/ training/ presenting more effective and efficient, engaging and meaningful, faster and easier and heaps of FUN!

There will be numerous practical tips posted + +++++ a great deal more…so, let’s get this ‘show’ started. (And…I promise you that, if that is not the case, then you can kick my butt!)

Here’s to an engaging, emotional day.

How Your Kids Can Relieve Stress So They Process & Retain Information More Readily

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Have you ever had a person’s name ‘on the tip of your tongue’? And…no matter how hard you try to remember, the harder it seems to become?

However, when you stop trying and relax, guess what happens? The name comes to you. Has this ever happened to you? Yes?

What about when you are taking an exam? Have you ever gone blank? Have your kids ever said that they went ‘blank’ in an exam? Once again, when you relax and stop trying, the information pops into your head.

Why is that? (more…)

7 Tips to Accelerate Your Child’s Learning So They Will Achieve Their Best Potential

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

When our kids discover HOW they learn, they absolutely gain more control over their lives.

They are able to demonstrate and share their strengths, boost their self-esteem, become less afraid to make mistakes and increase their capacity to solve problems in life.

OK, what can you do NOW to develop this?

1.    Tap into your child’s learning style so they become a more active and involved learner.

Identify their preferred style (visual, auditory, kinesthetic). Then (more…)

Allowances Develop Your Child’s Self-Reliance, Responsibility & Powerful Money Habits

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

“It’s Not How Much Money You Make That Is Important. It’s How Much You Keep.”

It is your decision whether you give your kids an allowance or not. Allowances can be either a good thing or a bad thing. It all depends on how you use it…and what experiences your child has.

Let me ask you this question…

What do our children learn if we just give them an allowance and fail to tie it to such lessons as responsibility, making choices, or (more…)

How Can We Set A Good Example For Our Kids In These Tough Times?

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

During the last month or so, I would like a $1 for every time this question has been said to me.

Thanks to Tina from and many others, I would like to take this opportunity to respond.

By the way, Tina, thank you for downloading the FREE mp3 and Action Guide after you asked me your burning question over to the right in my optin box.

It doesn’t matter where we live in this amazing world, things are certainly difficult right now with the present global financial situation…and especially if you have kids at home.

They too would be experiencing the stress. This can have negative (more…)