Month: July 2015

Amazing People Education – PARENTS DAY

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PARENTS DAY

America celebrates Parents Day on the 4th Sunday in July.

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Parents have done so much for us, giving us life, nurturing us, advising, teaching, guiding, and have been there through thick and thin. It’s a great opportunity to say thank you. There are many wonderful individuals who have taken on the role of a parent in some way. Thank you to all the ‘parents’ around the world.

In recognition of parents world-wide, we have selected four amazing people whose life stories were inspiring. We can learn so much from these outstanding individuals.

They were like ‘parents’ to many who they helped during their lifetime. From caring, nursing, teaching, loving, development and progression, they have been amazing role models for all of us, and we should make sure the future generations know who they are and what they did.

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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale – as a nurse, she developed an idea of ‘spiritual motherhood’ and saw herself as the mother of the men of the British army—”my children“—whom she had saved. With her lamp in hand, Florence Nightingale became known as “The Lady with the Lamp” as she checked on and cared for the wounded soldiers during long, lonely and painful nights.

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Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori – believed education was essential to the achievement of peace. Maria had a great respect and interest in a child’s psychological, physical and social development, and went on to establish a revolutionary teaching method that has inspired many. It was, and still remains, a vital part of many childrens learning and development years.

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Jonas Salk

Jonas Salk– Many children died or were left with a disabling paralysis when they were afflicted with polio. When Jonas was sitting in a park and watching children play, he realized how important his work against polio was. He saw that there were thousands of children and adults who would never walk again if they contracted this disease. He felt a duty to continue his work and went on to discover and develop the first successful polio vaccine.

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Lillian Gilbreth

Lillian Gilbreth – one of the first female engineers and psychologists, Lillian Gilbreth is a true early example of the ‘working mother’. How did she cope with, not only developing and running a successful business, but also mothering 12 children after the death of her husband when she was only 46 years of age. Her work on time management is world-renowned and her classic publications are still referred to and respected today.

Activities:

  • When was Florence Nightingale born?
  • Maria Montessori developed a unique teaching method, but prior to that, she was a . . . . . . ?
  • When did children first receive the polio vaccine?
  • Lillian Gilbreth developed new methods for analyzing work, called ‘Therbligs’. How did this name come about?
  • Discussion –  discuss what their greatest achievements meant at the time to others and then discuss what you think the impact would have been today without their input and discoveries.

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The resources can be adopted on an individual or team basis. They offer an effective, interactive approach to professional career development. Created by innovative business leader and psychologist, Dr Charles Margerison, this approach has been implemented at companies around the world including Shell, ExxonMobil, ICI, HSBC and Hewlett Packard. “Inspiring, Motivating and Enabling”, these resources deliver results and help individuals and organizations to function more powerfully.

Amazing People Learning offers resources that can be used over and over on work projects. As well as the core skills models, support tools such as interactive project notes are also included. These enable learners to log and track progress, and revisit the resource easily. In addition, users have 12 months access to a variety of support services, which feature video, articles and valuable advice on how to get the most from these unique learning tools.

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Amazing People Education – Olympic Games History

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The first Summer Olympics since the 1936 Games in Berlin, was held 12 years later in July 1948. These Olympics were the first to be broadcast on television and were known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad.

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There is no event like the Olympic Games. The athletes who compete are amazing in their ability to attain world-class standards and their determination to be the best, as they strive to beat their competitors, defy physical limitations and achieve amazing records on a global stage.

How did these athletes reach their full potential to represent their countries at the Olympic Games? They learnt self-discipline, how to work hard, to communicate well with others and  to stay positive and determined. These attributes are vital if we are to succeed in anything we do. We can apply their inspirational life stories, and how they went on to achieve success, to our own career gaols.

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These individuals are an example to all of us, and each of these Amazing Olympians has an amazing story to tell. Henry Taylor’s amazing Olympic story will inspire athletes everywhere. Orphaned in his early years, his brother taught him to swim in a canal in Lancashire. He swam in his first race when he was only seven years old and won three gold medals at the London Summer Olympic Games in 1908. He is an amazing example of the success that practice and commitment can bring.

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Explore the life of the inspirational Pierre de Coubertin, recognized as the father of the modern Olympic Games.

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He played an integral role in their revival and as such, was an influential leader, inspiring athletes to achieve excellence in their chosen sport. He believed that sports would bring peace and unity to the world and bring nations together to create an atmosphere of patriotism and celebration, for the world to enjoy.

Questions and Activity:

  • Who broke an amazing 11 Olympic Games records at the 1936 Olympic Games?
  • Why was there a gap of 12 years between Games from 1936 to 1948?
  • Why was the 1948 Games called the Austerity Games?
  • Which athlete was called “The Flying Housewife”?
  • In August 2016, our nations will join together for the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What Roman numerals represent these Games?
  • Choose an athlete from any year of the Games and write a short description about their journey to Olympic stardom.

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The resources can be adopted on an individual or team basis. They offer an effective, interactive approach to professional career development. Created by innovative business leader and psychologist, Dr Charles Margerison, this approach has been implemented at companies around the world including Shell, ExxonMobil, ICI, HSBC and Hewlett Packard. “Inspiring, Motivating and Enabling”, these resources deliver results and help individuals and organizations to function more powerfully.

Amazing People Learning offers resources that can be used over and over on work projects. As well as the core skills models, support tools such as interactive project notes are also included. These enable learners to log and track progress, and revisit the resource easily. In addition, users have 12 months access to a variety of support services, which feature video, articles and valuable advice on how to get the most from these unique learning tools.

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Amazing People Education – Amazing Aviators

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What do you know about some of the Amazing Aviators who made great contributions to the world of air travel?

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William Boeing

 

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Amelia Earhart

 

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Jacqueline Auriol

 

 




 

All of these aviators had a lot in common…….particularly, COURAGE and PERSISTENCE!

Get inside the mind of such brave and courageous adventurers and discover what it was that made them achieve so much during their lifetime. All of these courageous men and women had magnificent dreams. How they turned their ideas into history making endeavours is incredible and  inspiring! These unique stories really capture the essence of their strengths, confidence and the ability to achieve what they set out to do. For some, at a great personal cost.

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Wright Brothers First flight 1903

Early aviators battled many adversities and followed dreams as they achieved great heights. Many broke several records. For the women, they broke with tradition by carving out careers in aviation. Others were great leaders with their innovations, who soon realised the huge benefits to the world. Opportunities arose and they were seized, which in turn led to successful business solutions. These strong business and leadership skills are special talents that can help us in developing and nurturing our own talents.

Thanks to early pioneers in aviation, they have helped others to further develop and experience the wonder and excitement of air travel.

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Success story – Richard Branson

July dates:

  • Birthdays – Ferdindand von Zeppelin 1838, Amelia Earhart 1897, Amy Johnson 1903.
  • Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937.
  • In 1938, Howard Hughes completed the first flight around the world in 91 hours .

Get to know these Amazing Aviators and test your knowledge.

  • Jacqueline Auriol, Amelia Earhart, Amy Johnson, William Boeing, George Cayley
  • Yuri Gagarin, Howard Hughes, Charles Kingsford-Smith, Charles Lindbergh
  • Joseph Montgolfier, Richard Pearse, Igor Sikorsky, Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • Samuel Walton, Frank Whittle and Orville Wright.

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Quotes:

Who said?

  • “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done” –
  • “It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane” –
  • “I believe I can do anything. If I decide I want to be a doctor tomorrow, I’m going to be a doctor” –
  • “If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance” –
  • “It is so beautiful!” – 

Activity:

  • To achieve what Amelia Earhart, Igor Sikorsky or Orville Wright did, they would have to posses some incredible skills. Write down as many skills and personality traits they would have had eg. cognitive ability, outgoing, self-worth, pride, strategic, dedication……………
  • One aviator is also known as a philanthropist, leaving behind a most enduring legacy, a Medical Institute named after them. Who was that aviator?
  • Who was responsible for the helicopter?
  • Samuel Walton is best known for his development of Wal-Mart stores, how does he fit into the world of aviation?

TEACHERS & PARENTS – Harper Collins has included Amazing Aviators in their set of ELT Readers. 

These titles are EDUCATIONAL, FACTUAL HISTORY stories in the form of unique BioViews® about exceptional people.

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The resources can be adopted on an individual or team basis. They offer an effective, interactive approach to professional career development. Created by innovative business leader and psychologist, Dr Charles Margerison, this approach has been implemented at companies around the world including Shell, ExxonMobil, ICI, HSBC and Hewlett Packard. “Inspiring, Motivating and Enabling”, these resources deliver results and help individuals and organizations to function more powerfully.

Amazing People Learning offers resources that can be used over and over on work projects. As well as the core skills models, support tools such as interactive project notes are also included. These enable learners to log and track progress, and revisit the resource easily. In addition, users have 12 months access to a variety of support services, which feature video, articles and valuable advice on how to get the most from these unique learning tools.

 Amazing People Toolkit

Amazing People Education is brought to you by Amazing People Worldwide – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free AMAZING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TOOLKIT.

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Amazing People Education – Nikola Tesla

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Who was this amazing man? What were his greatest achievements?

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Nikola Tesla
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Original Tesla Coil

You switch on the light. Next, you turn on the television. After that you boil some water. All of those activities require electricity. You can do those things thanks to Nikola Tesla. Against the odds, he researched, developed and promoted an innovation in the supply of electricity.

Born July 10, 1856, Nikola Tesla was an astounding talented man. He changed the world with his innovations and ideas.

Tesla was a talented inventor, electrical and mechanical engineer, physicist and futurist. He explored magnetism and wireless transmission of energy. His ‘teleautomaton’ boat was the first remote-control device ever built.

The Tesla Coil has long been a source of amazement for young and old.

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Student experiment 1909

Still today, many museums around the world include displays presenting examples of the Tesla Coil.

Rubbing shoulders with some of ‘the best’

The young Nikola Tesla was hired by Thomas Edison to work at Edison Machine Works. Starting out working on simple electrical engineering, Tesla was soon solving more in-depth and difficult problems.

Tesla also counted Mark Twain as one of his close friends. Mark Twain stated that Tesla’s induction motor was “one of the most valuable patents since the telephone”.

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Twain in Tesla’s lab – 1894

Questions:

  • Where was Nikola Tesla born?
  • What prompted Tesla to resign from Edison Machine Works?
  • Due to his achievements and his touch of ‘showmanship’, what was Nikola Tesla often referred to?
  • When was the Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing company formed?

Activity:

  • To really understand and appreciate what amazing people like Nikola Tesla have achieved, we need to imagine life without their innovations. Write a synopsis of what your life would be like without these incredible discoveries.

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Discover a unique suite of professional development resources that support action learning through Amazing People Learning. These provide problem-solving, communication and leadership skills that can be applied in innovative and powerful ways.

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The resources can be adopted on an individual or team basis. They offer an effective, interactive approach to professional career development. Created by innovative business leader and psychologist, Dr Charles Margerison, this approach has been implemented at companies around the world including Shell, ExxonMobil, ICI, HSBC and Hewlett Packard. “Inspiring, Motivating and Enabling”, these resources deliver results and help individuals and organizations to function more powerfully.

Amazing People Learning offers resources that can be used over and over on work projects. As well as the core skills models, support tools such as interactive project notes are also included. These enable learners to log and track progress, and revisit the resource easily. In addition, users have 12 months access to a variety of support services, which feature video, articles and valuable advice on how to get the most from these unique learning tools.

Amazing People Toolkit

Amazing People Education is brought to you by Amazing People Worldwide – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free AMAZING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TOOLKIT.

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Amazing People Education – 4th of July Celebrations!

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

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Declaration of Independence – Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson

Celebrate Independence Day by honoring Amazing Americans. Meet incredible individuals who contributed to the development of America. There are many amazing founding fathers and mothers that we can research and gain a great perception of how they helped shape America. On Independence Day, we remember and appreciate these inspirational Americans.

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George Washington

Watch our AVATAR video as George Washington talks about the Declaration of Independence.

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was a great American inventor, scientist and businessman and the third most prolific inventor in history. Featured in this ELT Reader from Harper Collins, it is a unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen.

 

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Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln was a man who stood up for his beliefs and deserves credit for setting the foundations for unifying diverse states into a country.

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Henry Ford

It is interesting to see how people like Henry Ford also developed their careers. He came from a poor family background to be one of the most successful American businessmen of all time.

 

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Harriet Tubman

Life stories such as that of brave people like Harriet Tubman, a slave, are fascinating. How did she overcome those early, harsh days? They may be the exceptions, but America does have a habit of producing people who stand out.

On Independence Day, we remember and appreciate these wonderful Americans. They came from all walks of life, but they had the same drive and belief that they could achieve their dreams. Their dreams made a difference to the whole nation.

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From Colonial Men and Women, Politicians, Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Doctors, their stories are the foundation of America and you can bring them into your classroom.

Activities:

  • Article by Dr Charles – ‘interviews’ with Amazing Americans.
  • Questions – 
  • Who was The first President of the United States? (a) Abraham Lincoln, (b) Thomas Jefferson (c) George Washington.
  • Who is considered the author of the Declaration of Independence?  (a) John Adams, (b) Thomas Jefferson (c) George Washington.
  • Thomas Edison had a health issue/defect. What was it?
  • What was the secret network called used by Harriet Tubman to free slaves?
  • ‘Fordism’ was named after Henry Ford. What does it mean?

Amazing People Learning

Discover a unique suite of professional development resources that support action learning through Amazing People Learning These provide problem-solving, communication and leadership skills that can be applied in innovative and powerful ways.

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The resources can be adopted on an individual or team basis. They offer an effective, interactive approach to professional career development. Created by innovative business leader and psychologist, Dr Charles Margerison, this approach has been implemented at companies around the world including Shell, ExxonMobil, ICI, HSBC and Hewlett Packard. “Inspiring, Motivating and Enabling”, these resources deliver results and help individuals and organizations to function more powerfully. 

Amazing People Learning offers resources that can be used over and over on work projects. As well as the core skills models, support tools such as interactive project notes are also included. These enable learners to log and track progress, and revisit the resource easily. In addition, users have 12 months access to a variety of support services, which feature video, articles and valuable advice on how to get the most from these unique learning tools.

 Amazing People Toolkit

Amazing People Education is brought to you by Amazing People Worldwide – an international education publisher that is bringing these sensational resources to students and teachers worldwide. To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free AMAZING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TOOLKIT.

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