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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

Brain Training

How to improve learning and achieve more efficiently

four steps to learning
Four steps to learning
  • MEMORISING
  • MINDPOWER
  • MANAGEMENT
  • MAKING SURE
the 3 pound genius
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

what are these two sides
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.

the effect on you
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.
how do we learn
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
why are we here

WHY ARE WE HERE?

Choose yourself an aspiration – what do you want.

Write it down and stick on the wall where you work

how to be positive
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.
don t just take my word for it
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
your workspace an ideal
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!
planning your work session
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
making sure
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!”
in conclusion
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…..