Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Language Styles Count!

In a bid to determine what turns a date into a relationship, USA scientists studied the first dates and text conversations of college students. They discovered that couples whose language use was similar, tended to want to meet again and again.

About 80 percent of the couples whose conversational styles were similar were still dating three months after the experiment, compared with just 54 percent of couples whose styles were markedly different.

The experiment looked at the use of function words such as "be" and "that". Here, at Creative Learning, we are proposing a much more intuitive test.

Compare your own Working Style Analysis Report with that of your prospective romantic partner. In terms of the Senses (sensory input), do you match on the talker-listener scale? Are you both visual or both internally kinesthetic, so that you find it easy to understand one another's NLP Predicate Language?

Look at the top of the WSA Pyramid: are you both analytic or both holistic? If not, you might find it frustrating or confusing if one of you starts talking without giving an indication of where the conversation is heading or what the end goal is.

Skip down to the Physical Requirements layer: are you both night owls or early birds? Your relationship will have a better chance of surviving if you both enjoy staying up late or getting up early to go for a run.

There are many more indicators of a healthy relationship. If in doubt, please contact us with specific queries.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Easter!

If you’re going to be around children this Easter, see whether you can spot a few elements of their Learning Style, depending on how they choose to participate in the activities.

· Those who love the Egg Hunt games, are probably kinesthetic.

· If they enjoy the puzzles and the clues, they must have a preference for analytic information processing.

· If they’ve painted the eggs, their information processing style is closer to holistic and their input preference is visual (external).

· If they love eating all the chocolate... they’re kids!

Whether Easter means chocolate, church, bunnies, eggs or just a regular weekend to you, may you have a wonderful and a wonder-filled one.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Intensive care unit in the sky

Creative Learning is a proud sponsor of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, a New Zealand accident and emergency rescue and transport service operated.

They provide a dedicated 24-hour, seven day a week service. This service often makes a life or death difference for thousands of New Zealanders. A Rescue Helicopter is necessary when:
  • a patient is very sick or badly injured
  • medics think getting to hospital quickly will make a big difference
  • an accident has occurred in a difficult location.
The Rescue Helicopters are like a fully equipped intensive care unit in the sky. From a defibrillator for a premature baby to full life support systems, they can deal with any situation.

The Auckland Trust operates two helicopters and they do a total of about 2,000 missions per year. The aircraft and crew are trained and equipped to operate day and night, their missions range from emergency/accident casualty transport, to medical transfers/medevacs to rescue searches and airlifts.
The Trust does school visits on request, complete with landing the helicopter in the school grounds and telling the children about the rescue missions.
To support the Helicopters, please click here.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Profit From Your Learning Style

Everybody has their own unique learning style, in other words, a set of needs that determine the most optimal conditions for absorbing and understanding new concepts. It stands to reason, therefore, to capitalise on it and to make your learning effective, efficient and a real pleasure.

1.What you don’t know won’t hurt you. Right? Not really. What you don’t know about your own strengths can hurt you. Of course, you can function in a style that's wrong for you, it'll be at the cost of your stress levels and health. Besides, you will function a lot better when adhering to your own style.

2.Find out what your learning style is. While some preferences are obvious, others are not, so it is important to use a reliable and valid standardized instrument.

3.Read the recommendations in your report. Again, some suggestions will be straightforward: "Study in a room with dim lights" or "Don't force yourself to get up early to memorise your work". Others will provide profound insights into why you have trouble making deadlines or communicating with your spouse.

4.Reap the benefits.