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Annotated Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION - LET'S SET THE STAGE…
Initially, the reader is provided with an effective method to read this, or
any other, book. Secondly, there is a discussion on how limiting beliefs
result in behaviors that create self-sabotage. Finally, the factors that
obstruct learning are outlined, including how some people are inclined to
remain in their own comfort zone, thus limiting their opportunities to
NAVIGATE & INTEGRATE WITH THESE TOOLS
One of the most valuable tools for goal-setting, note-taking, essay
outlining, and reading books is a concept map. Sometimes known as a
graphical organizer, thinking map, or mind map, these tools are explained
with sufficient detail to allow readers to incorporate them as they go
through this or any book. As well, readers will be introduced to image
streaming. This will support the integration of material after each chapter
HOW YOUR BRAIN LEARNS
This chapter, the most technical of the book, covers how different parts of
the brain handle unique tasks, how the emotional brain differs from the
thinking brain, and how stress causes cognitive dissonance. It also
describes information processing, how memory works, and provides a set of
LET’S DISCOVER ACCELERATED LEARNING Attention is drawn to how accelerated learning differs from traditional
learning, teaching and training methods. It provides a methodology for
goal-setting, and a template for planning the study of any subject.
YOUR MANY INTELLIGENCES The familiar term “IQ” measures people on the basis of their logical,
mathematical, and linguistic skills. The lesser-known intelligences are
spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, social-interpersonal,
spiritual-intrapersonal, and naturalistic. Each of these intelligences is
explained. Tangible suggestions are provided for people who need to
strengthen individual intelligences.
EMOTIONS, FEELINGS, AND LEARNING
Emotional imbalance is caused by either stress or limiting beliefs. This
chapter discusses how toxic emotions adversely impact learning. A series of
tools for dealing with negative emotions are presented, including, Emotional
Freedom Technique, TimeLine™ Therapy, HeartMath®, Emotional Intelligence,
YOUR THINKING PROCESSES
Creative and critical thinking are not common skills, neither in academia
nor the corporate world. Most students do not score well on tests that
measure their ability to recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments, and
appraise inferences. These skills, along with decision-making and
problem-solving are vitally important. This chapter describes how creative
and critical thinking are complementary. It is valuable to know which to use
PERSONALITY STYLES & LEARNING STRATEGIES
Learning about our personality type helps us to understand why some learning
comes easily to us, while some is more of a struggle. This chapter offers a
broad view of the variety of tools used in academia and the corporate world
to help people identify their learning styles, thereby giving them insight
into how they take in and integrate information.
THE INTRIGUING MIND-BODY UNITY Thought, learning, intelligence, and creativity are processed, not
exclusively by the brain, but also by the whole physical body working in
concert with the brain. Only recently, neuroscientists have discovered that
the areas of the brain related to muscle movement are also essential in
synchronizing thought. After a brief explanation of how movement influences
learning, we examine dominance profiles and exercises for bi-lateral
thinking and whole-brain integration.
HYPNOSIS This chapter discusses how hypnosis can assist the student to develop a
solid foundation of intention, motivation, well-considered goals, secure
self-esteem, discipline and organization. It further elaborates on how
hypnosis can correct difficulties with sleep, study and reading skills,
memory, and concentration. The dissimilar characteristics of the conscious
and sub-conscious minds are explained. There is also discussion of
brainwaves, waking hypnosis, the benefits of trance, imagery, and metaphors.
NLP - NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING Our learning is grounded in our unique perception of our world. It is
shaped through experiences, culture, language, beliefs, values, interests,
and assumptions. How we put them together determines how effective we are in
achieving the academic results we want. NLP is a set of elegant
communication and behavioral change tools. This chapter covers rapport,
communications skills, and the differences between visual, auditory, and
PHOTOREADING The style of reading that is taught in elementary schools is inefficient
since it involves only the conscious mind. Students are expected to
recognize the structure, grasp the key terms, understand the gist of the
events or main argument, remember details, critique the content, and finally
be able to quote correctly. Given the slow processing speed of the conscious
mind, it’s no wonder that some learners just “zone out”, and others drop out
of school in frustration. This chapter gives a brief look at Paul Scheele’s
system for assimilating written information more quickly, based on the
utilization of the unconscious mind.
SECOND LANGUAGES METHODS This chapter covers how learning a language is best achieved. After a
short discussion of how the brain processes language, two techniques are
discussed. One, known as Total Physical Response, mimics how babies learn
language. The other, Suggestopedia or Superlearning, uses music to improve
the acquisition and retention of material.