Month: September 2015

Amazing People Education – Enrico Fermi

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Fermi first nuclear reactor 1942 ChicagoThe 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.

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His extensive research in advanced physics and quantum mechanics resulted in him discovering what are known as the ‘Fermi Statists’ at the young age of 25. He oversaw the building of the first atomic bomb.

Students can explore the life of this great scientist who earned the title of ‘Architect of the atomic age’.

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Fermi received many distinctions over the years: the Matteucci Medal, the Hughes Medal, the Medal for Merit, the Franklin Medal, ForMemRS, the Barnard Medal for Meritorious, Service to Science, the Rumford Prize, the Max Planck Medal, and the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Fermi was famous for being able to make good estimates in situations where very little information was known. How can we learn from a man like Enrico Fermi?

People who made outstanding achievements, such as Enrico Fermi, Henry Ford, Dr Marie Curie, and Dr Elizabeth Blackwell all had one thing in common. They identified their unique talents and developed them to produce remarkable outputs that shaped the world in a variety of ways.

Class Activity:

  • Where was Enrico Fermi born?
  • When did Fermi receive the Nobel Prize in Physics and who presented the prize?
  • Fermi relocated to America in 1939. He was appointed Professor of Physics at which American university?
  • What was the name of the analog computer he invented in 1947?
  • After reading his story, write a brief synopsis about his life. Describe what you think about his unique talent and determination. What sort of person takes on these incredible actions, often at great risk to their own health?

CPS-Diagram-001AMAZING 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.

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 Margerisonthis 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.charles

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.

toolkitAMAZING 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, teachers and librarians worldwide.

To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free AMAZING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TOOLKIT.

learning 22AMAZING PEOPLE LIBRARY – Engaging and educational digital eBooks and Audios for schools and librarians. They include hundreds of inspirational life stories about the world’s most amazing people.

The biographical interviews, known as BioViews®, are written in the first person and give a very personal perspective on what motivated and influenced amazing people. The stories have been developed and created by educational psychologist and business guru, Dr Charles Margerison. Each one is meticulously researched and based on historic facts.

For more information see Amazing People Worldwide or for further enquiries please  contact us with your email details.

Amazing People Education – Karen Horney

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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.

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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 productive relationship between those involved.

For many years, amazing individuals have dedicated their lives to understand what makes people ‘tick.’

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One such person was Karen Horney.

Despite suffering from depression herself, Karen Horney became one of the first women to qualify as a medical doctor in Germany and the first female to qualify and practice in the fields of psychoanalysis and psychiatry. She took a deep interest in the causes of conflict in personal relationships.

Karen presented original and advanced theories regarding neurosis and her contributions to the psychology of women, in particular, have had a profound effect on how psychoanalytic therapy is approached today.

“The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization. Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression” – Karen Horney

Psychology in Business

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Innovators like Thomas Edison, Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, Albert Einstein and other proactive thinkers, combined both rational and emotional thinking to the resolution of problems. How people perceive a problem and their ways of solving it, will influence the outcome. Likewise, the motivation and energy people have for solving problems will also have an effect on the issues.

Questions:

  • When did Karen Horney commence medical school?
  • When and whom did she marry?
  • Karen moved to what country in 1926?
  • How many neuroses did she identify? How can psychology help businesses? Write a page on the benefits of psychology in the workplace, from managers to employees and the roles they play in a successful business. What are sound practices that can be introduced to the workplace? How often should management and staff reinforce these lessons? What are the benefits of an on-line learning platform for employees?

 


 

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, interactivecharles 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, teachers and librarians worldwide.

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To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free AMAZING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TOOLKIT.

AMAZING PEOPLE LIBRARY – Engaging and educational digital eBooks and Audios for schools and librarians. They include hundreds of inspirational life stories about the world’s most amazing people.

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The biographical interviews, known as BioViews®, are written in the first person and give a very personal perspective on what motivated and influenced amazing people. The stories have been developed and created by educational psychologist and business guru, Dr Charles Margerison. Each one is meticulously researched and based on historic facts.

For more information see Amazing People Worldwide or for further enquiries please  contact us with your email details.

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International Literacy Day!

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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. 

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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.

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The challenge this week for students:

The phrase Words Have Power on a Blackboard

  • Choose an amazing person in history to write an article on
  • Make sure they highlight what their contribution has been to literacy

 

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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, teachers and librarians 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 LIBRARY

Engaging and educational digital eBooks and Audios for schools and librarians. They include hundreds of inspirational life stories about the world’s most amazing people. The biographical interviews, known as BioViews®, are written in the first person and give a very personal perspective on what motivated and influenced amazing people. The stories have been developed and created by educational psychologist and business guru, Dr Charles Margerison. Each one is meticulously researched and based on historic facts.
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For more information see Amazing People Worldwide or for further enquiries please  contact us with your email details.
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Amazing People Education – Teacher, Doctor, Woman!

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In conjunction with the recent Women’s Equality Day and Maria Montessori’s Birthday

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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.

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Growing up in Rome, a paradise of libraries, museums, and fine schools, Maria was well-schooled and an avid reader, which was unusual for Italian women of that time. Her thirst for knowledge took root and she immersed herself in many fields of study.

 

 

Perseverance

Maria was a sterling student, confident, ambitious, and unwilling to be limited by traditional expectations for women. At age 13 she entered an all-boys technical institute to prepare for a career in engineering. In time, however, she changed her mind, deciding to become a doctor instead. She applied to the University of Rome’s medical program, but was rejected. Maria took additional courses to better prepare her for entrance to the medical school and persevered.

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With great effort she gained admittance, opening the door a bit wider for future women in the field. She graduated from medical school and became Italy’s first female physician.

 

Breaking Barriers

Maria is an inspiring role model for girls, as she had to overcome prejudice to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. When her first application at medical school was refused, Maria stayed firm in her belief and told the interviewing professor, “I know I shall become a doctor”.

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Maria Montessori believed education was essential to the achievement of peace and went on to develop a revolutionary teaching method. It grew into a movement that spread all over the world.

Questions:

  • When and where was Maria born?
  • When did she graduate from the University as a Doctor of Medicine?
  • What was the name of the University she graduated from?
  • What prompted Maria to look into the welfare and education of children?
  • CHALLENGE: Find out what the difference is between traditional classrooms and the Montessori classroom.
  • DEBATE: Create a debate about each method and see what your audience has to say about each classroom style. Who is ‘For’ and who is ‘Against’?

AMAZING PEOPLE LEARNING

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These provide problem-solving, communication and leadership skills that can be applied in innovative and powerful ways. 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

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To explore tips and tricks on classroom edu-tainment using BioViews®, please download our free AMAZING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TOOLKIT.

AMAZING PEOPLE LIBRARY

banner-products (1)Engaging and educational digital eBooks and Audios for schools and librarians. They include hundreds of inspirational life stories about the world’s most amazing people.

The biographical interviews, known as BioViews®, are written in the first person and give a very personal perspective on what motivated and influenced amazing people. The stories have been developed and created by educational psychologist and business guru, Dr Charles Margerison. Each one is meticulously researched and based on historic facts.

For more information see Amazing People Worldwide® or for further enquiries please  contact us with your email details.

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