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by Dr Charles Margerison - Writing has come a long way from the days when iconic writers wrote every word or used a typewriter like the Christopher Sholes typewriter! You may have read one of Charles Dickens’ novels, seen a Shakespeare play, or read one of Mark Twain’s stories. Most people enjoy reading in some form or other, be it newspapers or a novel. Would you like to explore the lives and achievements of some of the world’s most influential writers, including Charles Dickens? You can find out why he wrote his books and what inspired the characters which would become famous in Amazing...
Activity for Teachers, Parents and Students - Today, we hear a lot about a person's mental health. We see the struggles of others in our own circles and in the media every day and sadly, also see some of their actions as a result of their issues. Psychology has become very much a part in the workplace today also. Businesses spend a considerable amount of time and money into investigating how to make people and organisations more effective. Scientific research is used to study people, the workplace and organisations to better understand what and how to create a proactive, healthy and...
Unesco celebrates International Literacy Day every year on September 8. This is an opportune time to reflect on the importance of educational, scientific and cultural developments. Basic literacy skills among children and adults are paramount to communities and societies. We owe much to some amazing trend setters, such as Helen Keller and Maria Montessori for their ground breaking efforts within education and Shakespeare , Twain and Dickens for their competencies within literary arenas. - AMAZING PEOPLE INSPIRING OTHERS - The challenge this week for students: Choose an amazing person in...
by Dr Charles Margerison - Andrew Carnegie was born to a poor family in Scotland, but could afford to retire as a multi - millionaire at the age of 35. Coco Chanel’s parents were unable to care for her and she lived most of her early life in a convent, before becoming a night club singer. Nevertheless, she discovered how to develop a most successful business that proudly carries her name. Michael Marks walked over 1000 miles from his home in Belarus to England, where he set up a retail business which became the famous Marks & Spencer brand. These famous entrepreneurs, along with many...
For Teachers and Students - by Dr Charles Margerison : Psychologist and Developer of the Proactive Thinking Skills Model John Dewey, the famous author and educationalist wrote; ”All genuine learning comes from experience.” Amazing people like Thomas Edison , Harriet Tubman and Andrew Carnegie would no doubt agree with Dewey. Edison had little formal education but, through his proactive approach to life, he learned how to create a range of new products, including the electric light bulb, and developed the huge organization - General Electric Company. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery, but...
An Educational Musical Adventure – celebrating the outstanding achievements of the Australian people by Dr Charles Margerison - The scene was set …. Sentences had been pronounced. More than 700 convicts were all on board. The wind blew strongly as the sails on the old boats were raised. The day for deportation had arrived. On May 13 th 1787, over 1400 people set forth in eleven old sailing boats from Portsmouth, England, to a place called New South Wales. About half the people were adjudged to be convicts. The journey took 260 days before they disembarked, to set up a penal colony in what we...
How can I find opportunities that will improve my life and work? by Dr Charles Margerison - That is a question amazing people often asked themselves. Michelangelo, the great artist, Dr Marie Curie, the world famous scientist, and Coco Chanel, the innovative business leader, all succeeded by converting their opportunities into achievements. They did so by asking key questions and solving the problems and challenges that arose as a result. In particular, they were curious. That is what people who search for opportunities have in common. They are not just content with their current job and...
A Music Theatre Show For Students – celebrating the great nation of America and its people by Dr Charles Margerison - Benjamin Franklin, one of the leaders of the American Revolution said, “We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.” He lived to tell the story of the famous victory over the British Army of King George III and the formation of the USA Government in 1789. Now, school students can recreate those exciting times in an innovative music show. ‘We The People’ is the title, based on the first words of the American Constitution. Those words are also the...
Activity for Teachers, Parents and Students - In conjunction with the recent Women's Equality Day and Maria Montessori's Birthday - This week, we celebrate Maria Montessori's birthday. Born in the 1800's, Maria was an amazing woman and her story is yet another example of what can be achieved if we are determined to do so. Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator and innovator, acclaimed for her educational method that builds on the way children naturally learn. Clever and multi-talented, her teaching methods of early childhood education are still in force today. Growing up in Rome...
Activity for Teachers, Parents and Students - A beacon of hope, humanity and compassion to all, Mother Teresa’s personal story will inspire many. * Can she also inspire us in the workplace and education? "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one" With a rare sense of wisdom, destiny, courage and dedication , Mother Teresa left her native Albania to pursue the vocation of teaching in Calcutta, India. Unable to ignore the desperation of the needy and sick, Mother Teresa became a missionary. Today, she is credited with helping hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest people and...

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