Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The opportunity of the morning train.

How much can you read on your commute? 
How much do you actually remember?
Your time is far too valuable to waste!
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I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
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 To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
                                                    The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”   

Saturday, 19 May 2018

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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Judy Willis

The realities of standardized tests and increasingly structured, if not synchronized, curriculum continue to build classroom stress levels. Neuroimaging research reveals the disturbances in the brain's learning circuits and neurotransmitters that accompany stressful learning environments. The neuroscientific research about learning has revealed the negative impact of stress and anxiety and the qualitative improvement of the brain circuitry involved in memory and executive function that accompanies positive motivation and engagement.

The Proven Effects of Positive Motivation
Thankfully, this information has led to the development of brain-compatible strategies to help students through the bleak terrain created by some of the current trends imposed by the Common Core State Standards and similar mandates. With brain-based teaching strategies that reduce classroom anxiety and increase student connection to their lessons, educators can help students learn more effectively.
In the past two decades, neuroimaging and brain-mapping research have provided objective support to the student-centered educational model. This brain research demonstrates that superior learning takes place when classroom experiences are relevant to students' lives, interests, and experiences. Lessons can be stimulating and challenging without being intimidating, and the increasing curriculum requirements can be achieved without stress, anxiety, boredom, and alienation as the pervasive emotions of the school day.
During my 15 years of practicing adult and child neurology with neuroimaging and brain mapping as part of my diagnostic tool kit, I worked with children and adults with brain function disorders, including learning differences. When I then returned to university to obtain my credential and Masters of Education degree, these familiar neuroimaging tools had become available to education researchers. Their widespread use in schools and classrooms globally has yet to occur.
This brain research demonstrates that superior learning takes place when classroom experiences are motivating and engaging. Positive motivation impacts brain metabolism, conduction of nerve impulses through the memory areas, and the release of neurotransmitters that increase executive function and attention. Relevant lessons help students feel that they are partners in their education, and they are engaged and motivated.
We live in a stressful world and troubled times, and that is not supposed to be the way for children to grow up. Schools can be the safe haven where academic practices and classroom strategies provide children with emotional comfort and pleasure as well as knowledge. When teachers use strategies to reduce stress and build a positive emotional environment, students gain emotional resilience and learn more efficiently and at higher levels of cognition.

Neuroimaging and EEG Studies
Studies of electrical activity (EEG or brain waves) and metabolic activity (from specialized brain scans measuring glucose or oxygen use and blood flow) show the synchronization of brain activity as information passes from the sensory input processing areas of the somatosensory cortex to the reticular activating and limbic systems. For example, bursts of brain activity from the somatosensory cortex are followed milliseconds later by bursts of electrical activity in the hippocampus, amygdala, and then the other parts of the limbic system. This data from one of the most exciting areas of brain-based learning research gives us a way to see which techniques and strategies stimulate or impede communication between the parts of the brain when information is processed and stored. In other words, properly applied, we can identify and remove barriers to student understanding!
The amygdala is part of limbic system in the temporal lobe. It was first believed to function as a brain center for responding primarily to anxiety and fear. Indeed, when the amygdala senses threat, it becomes over-activated. In students, these neuroimaging findings in the amygdala are seen with feelings of helplessness and anxiety. When the amygdala is in this state of stress-induced over-activation, new sensory information cannot pass through it to access the memory and association circuits.
This is the actual neuroimaging visualization of what has been called the affective filter by Stephen Krashen and others. This term describes an emotional state of stress in students during which they are not responsive to learning and storing new information. What is now evident on brain scans during times of stress is objective physical evidence of this affective filter. With such evidence-based research, the affective filter theories cannot be disparaged as "feel-good education" or an "excuse to coddle students" -- if students are stressed out, the information cannot get in. This is a matter of science.
This affective state occurs when students feel alienated from their academic experience and anxious about their lack of understanding. Consider the example of the decodable "books" used in phonics-heavy reading instruction. These are not engaging and motivating. They are usually not relevant to the students' lives because their goal is to include words that can be decoded based on the lesson. Decodability is often at the expense of authentic meaning to the child. Reading becomes tedious and, for some children, confusing and anxiety-provoking. In this state, there is reduced passage of information through the neural pathways from the amygdala to higher cognitive centers of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex, where information is processed, associated, and stored for later retrieval and executive functioning.
Additional neuroimaging studies of the amygdala, hippocampus, and the rest of the limbic system, along with measurement of dopamine and other brain chemical transmitters during the learning process, reveal that students' comfort level has critical impact on information transmission and storage in the brain. The factors that have been found to affect this comfort level such as self-confidence, trust and positive feelings for teachers, and supportive classroom and school communities are directly related to the state of mind compatible with the most successful learning, remembering, and higher-order thinking.

The Power of Joyful Learning
The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning. With current research and data in the field of neuroscience, we see growing opportunities to coordinate the design of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in ways that will reflect these incredible discoveries.
Joy and enthusiasm are absolutely essential for learning to happen -- literally, scientifically, as a matter of fact and research. Shouldn't it be our challenge and opportunity to design learning that embraces these ingredients?
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/neuroscience-behind-stress-and-learning-judy-willis 

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                                                   The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Achievement today, requires a little practice.


This is the whole point of Turbo Charged Reading
as the video tuition programme only takes a few hours to view
but it is the practice that gains achievement.
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You can TCR software and engineering manuals for spontaneously recall – or pass that exam.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube  
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube


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www.innermindworking.blogspot.com       gives many ways for you to work with the stresses of life.
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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
                                                   The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

Sunday, 13 May 2018

The 4 English Sentence Types – simple, compound, complex, compound-complex

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Hi. Welcome back to www.engvid.com.
I'm Adam. Today's lesson is a writing lesson, but it's also a spoken English lesson. 
It's about anything to do with English, because we're going to be looking at sentence types. 
Now, of course, when you speak, you're using all kinds of sentence types. 
But, especially in writing, it's important to know the different types of sentences, because, 
especially if you're going to be writing tests, they want to see sentence variety. 
And even if you're not writing tests, anything you write, if you're using only one type of sentence, 
your writing becomes very bland, very boring, very hard to follow, because it's a little bit monotone. 
So what you need to do is you need to vary... You need a variety of sentence structures in 
your writing to give it a little bit more life. Okay?
Luckily, you only need to know four sentence types. 
We have simple sentences, compound sentences, complex sentences, and compound-complex. 
Now, this is not exactly easy, but it's not exactly hard, either. If you figure out what you need 
to have in each one, in each sentence type, just make sure it's there. Okay?
Let's start. A simple sentence has one independent clause. 
A little bit of review: What is an independent clause? An independent clause has a subject and a verb,  and can complete an idea. It can stand by itself, because the idea in that clause is complete. 
I don't need to add anything else to it. Okay.
Then we have a complex sentence. A complex sentence has one independent clause, 
plus one or more dependent clause. A dependent clause is a clause that has a subject and a verb,
 but cannot stand by itself. It is not a complete idea. It has some sort of relationship to the independent clause. We have three types of dependent clauses. 
We have noun clauses, we have adjective clauses, and we have adverb clauses. Okay? 
That's a whole separate lesson. You can look at that later. But you have to have one of these, plus one of these, and you have a complex sentence.A compound sentence has two or more independent clauses, joined by a conjunction. A compound conjunction: "and", "but", "or", "so", "for" 
(not very common), etc. So, we join two independent clauses with a compound conjunction. 
You can have more, but again, you have to be a little bit careful. 
Once you get to three, start to look for a way to finish your sentence, because if you get to the fourth, 
you already have a crazy sentence that has the... Runs the risk of being a run-on sentence. 
Eventually, you're going to make a mistake, you're going to miss something, 
and the whole sentence falls apart. I don't recommend three, but you can put three. 
Next we have a compound-complex sentence. 
Here you have two or more independent clauses, again, joined by a conjunction, 
and one or more dependent clause. Okay? So you have basically all the elements in this sentence.
Now, let's look at this sentence. First, let me read it to you: "Even with the weather being that nasty, 
the couple and their families decided to go ahead with the wedding as planned."
 Now you're thinking: "Wow, that's got to be a complex sentence", right? "It's so long. 
There's so much information in it." But, if we look at it carefully, it is still a simple sentence. Why? Because we only have one independent clause. Where is it? Well, find the subject and verb combination first. 
So, what is the subject in this sentence? I'll give you a few seconds, figure it out. 
Hit the pause key, look at it.Then, once you have all this stuff, 
you can add as many complements, or basically extras, as you want. 
So, let's look at an example. We're going to start with the simple sentence: "Layla studied biology." 
Very simple. I have a subject, I have a verb, I have an object. Okay? This is a simple sentence. 
It's an independent clause; it can stand by itself as a complete idea. Now, I can add anything I want to this that is not another clause of any type, and it'll still be a simple sentence. 
So I can say: "My friend Layla studied biology in university." I'll just say "uni" for short. 
I have more information, but do I have a different type of sentence? No. It's still a simple sentence.
Okay, we're back. Here is the subject: "the couple and their families". 
Now, don't get confused with this "and".

Types of Sentences (Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex)



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Thursday, 10 May 2018

A wrinkle in time, your face and mine.



Regardless as to how many wrinkles you have, 
Turbo Charged Reading is great for remembering what you have actually read.
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I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
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Monday, 7 May 2018

Advanced Reading Comprehension

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In this 3rd video, Dr. Diane Shubinsky discusses the invisible skill. What is the invisible skill? Vocabulary. Learning words is definitely a skill and it is one of the things that make it so hard to master a new language. Click here to download our FREE sample from Advanced Academic Reader: http://www.reading4u.info An Advanced Academic Reader is a simple and effective way to learn English reading comprehension. Book 1 introduces basic reading comprehension strategies and texts. Book 2 practices all the reading comprehension skills you have acquired with authentic texts. These books are the key to your success. They teach you the strategies you need to learn to read Academic English.

You can TCR software and engineering manuals for spontaneously recall – or pass that exam.
I can Turbo Charge Read a novel 6-7 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
I can TCR an instructional/academic book around 20 times faster and remember what I’ve read.
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                                                   The more that you learn; the more places you'll go".

Friday, 4 May 2018

Grammar: How to use IF & WHETHER properly


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Learn how to use "if" and "whether" properly in English.
Whether you like it or not, "if" and "whether" are not always interchangeable.
In fact, if you use the wrong word, it can change the entire meaning of your sentence.
In this lesson, we will review the uses of the two words
and see how to use them in a way that will reduce confusion and clarify your ideas.
How can you be sure whether to use "if" or "whether" in the proper context?



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The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”