Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inspiring People - Gurutej Khalsa

Gurutej Khalsa has known since she was six years old that she wanted to lead others to their greatness. She is a born leader, a creational genius, and a visionary thought leader. A founding practitioner of Kundalini, Gurutej is one of a handful of Kundalini Yoga Masters in the world. She has taught people for over 40 years to connect to their higher consciousness through healing, meditation, yoga, and chanting. She lives and breathes the meaning of her Sikh name, “the one who brings you from darkness into light at the speed of light.”

Caveat: Your reaction to this post will probably depend on whether you're more of a holistic or sequential processor. Which hemisphere governs your brain? Find out.

In the video clip that follows, Gurutej shares her thoughts on communication.

Watch the video here.

The theory in Gurutej's latest e-book, The Moon She Rocks You, is claimed to be the next biggest leap after Men are from Mars Women are from Venus.

If you are a woman, knowing about The Moon Centers gives you power over your
negative emotions. If you are a man, it gives you the key to understand women of all ages. You learn to listen to the voice of their emotions. Women – we can have control over those crazy emotional times in our lives. For more information, visit

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Déjà Vu - Homework and Grandchildren

When your children left home, you thought you’d seen the last of Pythagoras and his right-angled triangles. You thought wrong.

Remember the Bruce Willis line from DIE HARD 2: “How can the same @#$% happen to the same guy twice?” If you feel like quoting it every afternoon, you’re not alone. Today’s financial reality means more and more grandparents provide after-school care to their grandchildren.

Fortunately, this time round, you can be smarter about fighting in the homework war zone.

We are all unique. We have our own way of doing things. And that includes doing homework.

Research confirms that every child has his or her learning style: that is, the way in which they best learn and memorise new things. “Children can learn virtually anything if allowed to do it through their own personal strengths,” says Barbara Prashnig, an international education expert. “We all learn through our ears, eyes, hands and body. But some children learn through their hands a lot better than through their eyes. And that means that they need to construct a hydrogen molecule out of sticks rather than just stare at a diagram of one.”

Your grandchild has unique needs and non-preferences when it comes to the way they learn and do homework. There is no such thing as a difficult learner - only a learner who hasn’t realised how to learn according to their learning style.

Find out how your grandchild learns best.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

School Programs for Gifted Children

Goes your child's school have a Gifted or Extending program for their pupils? And what does it mean?

A gifted child is not the same as a gifted learning. Children may be gifted in various ways: gifted in fast learning, gifted in music, gifted in people skills, gifted in making friends with animals, gifted in athletics. While most education institutions understand this and cater for students with after-school activites such as drama circles, music classes and sports, their "gifted" program dusing school hours is reserved for children who are gifted in fast learning. This makes sense, because the idea is that the child has already mastered what's required by the curriculum and is now sitting in class, bored.

Your child's learning style will tell you whether your child is a gifted learner. Find out.

Naturally, children who are ahead with the curriculum should not be given additional work to do in their own time, instead, they should be given different work do to during class, without increasing either the workload or the time they have to devote to learning. We wouldn't want children to feel that if they do their work quickly and correctly, they are simply given another worksheet to complete.

"Extension learning" in class or outside the class should naturally stretch beyond giving Year 6 work to those Year 5 pupils who are ahead. This only compounds the boredom problem when they get to Year 6. Extension and stimulation is all about branch-out learning, i.e. introducing students to things that are not in the curriculum, like studying the subject in extra depth or doing logical puzzles or writing scripts for movies.

Remember, gifted children can also fall into the category of kinesthetic or tactile learners. Children who learn differently usually underachieve, no matter how bright they are. What is your child's learning style?

Friday, April 06, 2012

Happy Easter!!!

On behalf of the Creative Learning team, we would like to wish you a joyful, healthy and safe holiday.