Friday, March 28, 2014

Your Maths Learning Style

What are learning styles and why is it important for parents to know about them?

 ·         If you ask a child who needs movement to sit still and memorise a times-table, you’re unlikely to get good results. You would do far better if you allowed them to walk around or play hopscotch on a makeshift map of times-tables.
·         Tactile children, would love to use Koosh balls and learn better by using self-correcting learning tools (flip chutes, electro boards) and other hands-on activities. 
·         Auditory children benefit from making tapes of their lessons (either recording their teachers in class, or reading the material themselves out loud).  E.g., chanting the times-tables.
·         Kinesthetic children may make schoolwork more interesting by miming the lesson or staging a production.

Learning Styles help answer the following questions:
·         Does your child like working alone or with a friend?
·         Does your child like doing homework at the desk or on the sofa?
·         Can they concentrate on board games, puzzles and maths problems in the morning better than in the evening?

Discover your child's learning style - today. 


Friday, March 21, 2014

Un-schooling and Learning Styles

Back in the 1970s John Holt, an American educator and proponent of home schooling, said: “It's not that I feel that school is a good idea gone wrong, but a wrong idea from the word go. It's a nutty notion that we can have a place where nothing but learning happens, cut off from the rest of life.

The un-schooling approach provides a stimulating environment, creativity materials, books, learning tools and, most importantly, adults ready to interact and answer questions. Children learn in an unstructured way, by following their natural curiosity. 

Critics say this can lead to education gaps caused by glossing over some knowledge areas, plus it’s trickier to assess the child’s progress. The goal of un-schooling, however, is not testable achievement - instead, it’s fostering a love of learning by pursuing topics meaningful and appealing to the child.   
Is your child's Learning Style Suitable to un-schooling? Here a a few indicators:

  • Does your child have a non-preference for structured learning?
  • Do they like parental authority?
  • Are they a self-starter?
Do their Learning Style Analysis today to find out.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

From The Top Managers in The World

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, and how you’re led.” – Steve Jobs

 “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” - Theodore Roosevelt

“Focus on a few key objectives … I only have three things to do. I have to choose the right people, allocate the right number of dollars, and transmit ideas from one division to another with the speed of light. So I’m really in the business of being the gatekeeper and the transmitter of ideas.” - Jack Welch

 "To live, learn and work in style you must know yourself and others." -
2008 XL Extraordinary Lives Award Nominee Barbara Prashnig 
Discover yourself. Take the Working Style Analysis Questionnaire today. 

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Introverts unite - separately, in your own homes

If you feel drained by too much contact with other people and need to recharge your energy levels by being alone after a day at the office or a night out, you are probably an introvert. Today's workplace, however, is geared towards extroverts: team work, open-plan offices and frequent meetings.

If this sounds a bit like you, you might like to have a look at this website about managing your inner introvert. Also, our Working Style Analysis report will have ideas on how best to arrange your work place and work pace to suit your needs.

This tool guides you through your individual working style needs, helping you in the following areas:
  • Better communication between you and your colleagues
  • Sharper problem solving and creativity
  • More productive meetings
  • Better time management
  • Less stress under pressure
  • Happier healthier work areas
  • Stronger team spirit
  • Increased flexibility and tolerance
  • Easier learning curves
WSA costs less than psychometric testing, but it goes deeper. WSA reveals all your bio-physical makeup and conditioned style elements across the six key areas in the Working Style Pyramid Model: Information Processing, Sensory Modalities, Physical Needs, Environmental Preferences, Social Aspects, Professional Attitudes.