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by Dr Charles Margerison - The Parents of Amazing People ... What Influence Do They Have? If you were to name a person who you regard as amazing in terms of their achievements who would you choose? There are many people to choose from in science, music, engineering, literature, medicine, architecture, exploration, business, politics and other areas of achievement. We live in an age when multi-media tools such as computers and digital information systems are available. How do you rank the achievements of people like Leonardo and Michelangelo , or Shakespeare and Twain , or Dr Marie Curi e and...
Activity for Teachers, Parents and Students - Who are some of the amazing people we remember during International White Can Day? There have been many great individuals affiliated with the development of systems to enhance the lives of those who are vision impaired or blind. Did you know Louis Braille himself, was blind? Whilst he did not develop the White Cane, Louis Braille’s pivotal work changed the lives of blind and visually impaired people around the globe. His Braille system has become a worldwide standard that has opened up opportunities for anyone suffering from blindness. Louis spent...
Activity for Teachers, Parents and Students - The first nuclear reactor was erected in 1942 in Chicago. On December 2, 1942 a group of scientists achieved the first self-sustaining chain reaction and thereby initiated the controlled release of nuclear energy. One of those scientists was Enrico Fermi . Born on September 29, 1901, Enrico Fermi was a man ahead of his time in many respects, and dedicated his life to the development, use and production of energy. His extensive research in advanced physics and quantum mechanics resulted in him discovering what are known as the 'Fermi Statists' at...
A Unique Class Activity - by Dr Charles Margerison - I have introduced my unique BioView® stories in my recent article, 'Life' Writing and BioView® Stories . But, how do you write a BioView®? If you were to meet Christopher Columbus , Mozart , Captain James Cook , Mark Twain , Albert Einstein , or Coco Chanel , what questions would you ask them? These students at Castle Vale High School were able to engage in a unique way when they came 'face to face' with Christopher Columbus . Hear what they had to say . Through the magic of Amazing People Avatars, we can provide students with the...
by Dr Charles Margerison - Andrew Carnegie recognized that for people to advance their careers and improve their lives, they needed libraries. After all, he had risen from being a poor factory worker, to becoming the richest man in the world. He achieved this by reading, and learning, and applying his knowledge to business. A major purpose of the modern library is to be a centre for young people and adults, who wish to enhance and develop their careers. Librarians can help people improve their lives, by providing resources and advice on career development. That has been a long tradition in...
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...

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