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Brain Training How to improve learning and achieve more efficiently Four steps to learning MEMORISING MINDPOWER MANAGEMENT MAKING SURE The 3 pound Genius… The Primitive Brain Controls basic life functions – breathing, sleep, body clock etc The Middle Brain

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Brain Training

How to improve learning and achieve more efficiently


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Four steps to learning

  • MEMORISING

  • MINDPOWER

  • MANAGEMENT

  • MAKING SURE


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The 3 pound Genius…

The Primitive Brain

Controls basic life functions – breathing, sleep, body clock etc

The Middle Brain

Controls emotions, moods, feelings and long term memory

The Thinking Brain

This is your intelligent brain – the grey matter, divided into two hemisphere


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What are these two ‘sides’?

The Left Half

(Academic Brain)

The Right Half

(Creative Brain)

Deals with:

Order, Sequences,

logic, numbers, words,Language.

Likes a step by step

approach.

activated in normal

lessons.

Deals with:

Colour, shape, 3D pattern, rhythm, meaning/experience

awareness & prefers to look at the whole picture.


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The effect on you…..

  • You will learn best through your preferred style.

  • It is important that you use your most successful tactics (see handout)

  • Equally important to mix them up – then you will learn best & link hemispheres.


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How do we learn…

  • Information received by senses 

  •  Stops in SHORT TERM MEMORY 

  •  With repetition it starts to be burnt in 

  • Hopefully information lodged in LONG TERM MEMORY.


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Four steps to learning

  • MEMORISING

  • MINDPOWER

  • MANAGEMENT

  • MAKING SURE


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WHY ARE WE HERE?

Choose yourself an aspiration – what do you want.

Write it down and stick on the wall where you work



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How to be positive…

  • See a difficult task as a challenge not a threat

  • See opportunities not problems

  • Consider that all ideas and suggestions are possible

  • Avoid negative and damaging ‘moaners’

  • See ‘failure’ as temporary

  • Speak & act positively & enthusiastically

  • Use positive gestures: smile often, cheerful tone of voice

  • Look forwards not back.


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Don’t just take my word for it

  • George Bernard Shaw:

  • “You see things and say ‘why’. I dream of things that never were and say ‘Why Not’?”

  • Henry Ford:

  • “Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you’re probably right.”

  • W.Somerset Maughan

  • “If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”


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Four steps to learning

  • MEMORISING

  • MINDPOWER

  • MANAGEMENT

  • MAKING SURE


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Your workspace: an ideal

  • Plenty of fresh air

  • Natural light

  • A desk near a window

  • Ideal temperature =18 degrees

  • Resources & equipment at hand

  • Good chair to match desk height

  • Motivational poster!

  • Music….ideally no lyrics and quiet!


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Planning your work session

  • Set yourself an objective

  • Estimate your limits – don’t do too much

  • 30-40 minutes are best

  • 5-10 minute breaks are all you need

  • Plan in a review period to check what you have done

  • 5-6 session per half day is best and REVIEW everything in the evening.


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Work Area

Planning

IDEAL WORK SESSION

Review

Concentration

Whole Brain


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Four steps to learning

  • MEMORISING

  • MINDPOWER

  • MANAGEMENT

  • MAKING SURE


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Making Sure

  • Being reflective

    • Review your own view of things to be aware of possibilities and opportunities

    • Do this before a problem forces you to

    • Make it a daily / weekly process

  • “If you continue to do what you have always done, then you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got!”


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In conclusion..

  • Mistakes are simply ‘what you will get right next time’ NOT failures

  • Concentrate on positives

  • You are unique and capable

  • Your brain has all the tools you need

  • Record ALL successes

  • And finally…..



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