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Amazing People Education – Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill was born on November 30.

As we remember this enigmatic leader on his birthday, we wonder just how much we know about him?

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He was Prime Minister of Britain not once, but twice.

On July 16, 1945, after being defeated in the elections the previous day, Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister of Britain. However, he was to become Prime Minister again.

Remembered by many, as one of the greatest British leaders of the 20th Century, Winston Churchill had an inherent drive to achieve his highest potential throughout his life. In this fascinating title, get an insight into the extraordinary life of the man who held the post of Prime Minister of Britain. He had a great thirst for adventure which led him to pursue journalistic travels, where he penned great writings. He also had a keen interest in art and used it as his saviour for when he experienced some of his darker and depressed moments, which he described as ‘the black dog’.

Experience his amazing story through this biographical interview, known as a BioView®. Written in the first person, it is as if Winston Churchill is telling you his very personal perspective on what motivated and influenced him.

ChurchillHere’s a quick test about milestones in the life of Winston Churchill ….. how many can you answer?

  1. In what year was he born?
  2. When did he first become Prime Minister?
  3. What year was he knighted and by whom?
  4. He won a Nobel prize – what for and in what year?
  5. What date and year did he die?

AMAZING PEOPLE LEARNINGDiscover 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.

careers learning talentAmazing 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.

charlesThe 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.
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AMAZING PEOPLE TOOLKITAmazing 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 LIBRARYEngaging 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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Amazing People Education – Letter to Coco Chanel

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Gabrielle Dorziat

 May 1912

My dear Coco,

I thoroughly enjoyed our day together last week. That hat, my goodness darling, that hat I modeled for you? I must have it!  All my friends are dying to see your next creations. My dear, they are waiting with great fervor to buy up all those beautiful hats. What am I to do? Ah, I must simply make you my exclusive milliner!

Dearest Coco, what is that creative little mind of yours dreaming up today? All my friends are saying that you will be famous one day! Maybe one day people all over the world will be talking about you. Maybe women will be wearing not just your hats, but dresses, coats, lingerie or maybe fragrances and bags and…oh my dear, I could go on and on.

Well my dear, I must go now. I am so exhausted from my theatre performance last night. It was a full house and we received a standing ovation.

Ps. I have popped in a little photo of me from the magazine in that gorgeous hat! I look quite stunning don’t you think?

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Au revoir, Gabrielle x


 Meet Coco Chanel

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Coco Chanel was born on August 19, 1883.

She was, and still is, one of the most influential style icons of all time. Everyone knows the Chanel brand, but few know the inspirational rags-to-riches story behind it. Who would have known that this humble girl born in a poor house, would achieve such phenomenal success! Coco Chanel is still regarded as a fashion icon, long after her death.

Coco was known for her incredible ambition and determination throughout her life. She associated with the ‘right circles’ and together with her unique talent, she achieved both success as a business woman and acquired great social prominence.

Lessons from High Achievers

Successful individuals like Coco Chanel, identified their unique talents and developed them to produce remarkable outputs that shaped the world in a variety of ways.

“Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity”, Coco Chanel.

Your Goals

A good starting point when thinking about your future goals, is to look at what areas you are going to develop.  Coco would have honed in on her sewing skills and made decisions based on what she knows best and felt comfortable in developing. Developing is an ongoing activity, as one continually needs to review and improve existing processes.

To achieve goals we need to take action

The old model has been to teach, learn and do, however, it is far more effective to begin with action.  Once we take action, then that is in fact ‘doing’ something, and from that, we in turn have learned something.  So it is a bit of a twist on the old school of thinking.  It is well established that people develop competence by taking action.

Strategy

Coco Chanel’s  initial marketing strategy was to generate a buzz around her new perfume fragrance by hosting what was essentially a promotional event, where she invited a group of elite friends to dine with her in an elegant restaurant. The success was immediate and phenomenal. Chanel’s friend  exclaimed: “It was like a winning lottery ticket!”

Business Action

Amazing people like Coco Chanel, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Helena Rubinstein, all have one thing in common – they all became multi-millionaires without going to a University or a Business School! Instead they chose to get into ‘business action’ and learn from experience.  They just DID IT!

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Class Activity:

José Iván Bernardo VázquezYou have been given a new product to promote, to ‘get’ it known to the public and to approach retailers to place this product in their store/s.

  • What is the product? (The world is your oyster! Let your imagination run wild!)
  • What are your strategies to market and develop the product, that will encourage the public to buy it?

Questions:

  • What Christian name was Coco given at birth?
  • How did she learn to sew?
  • In what year did Coco open her millinery boutique at 21 Rue Cambon, Paris?
  • What very successful product was launched on May 5, 1921?

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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.

Business, Teachers, Librarians, Parents and Students

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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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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 – Columbus ‘discovers’ something new!

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What has the iPad got to do with Christopher Columbus?

He has come a long way from exploring new territories, not knowing what he may find! Columbus has ventured into a very different ‘territory’…..that of the iPad!

Almost every household has one (or more) iPads and now they are in our classrooms providing a captivating way for students to learn.

Here at Amazing People Education, we are constantly researching and updating our resources to include modern technology, and the growing trend toward more exciting ways to teach and capture the interest of students. It is our aim to provide teachers and parents with the best resources and tools to assist them in class activities and learning. We work toward specific goals to assist in raising awareness and appreciation of the work and achievements of our fore fathers and mothers, who invented many amazing products that have developed into the gadgets and technology of today, just like the iPad!

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Amazing Leader Books for iPad.

Christopher Columbus set sail on his first voyage on August 3, 1942.

Students can explore the life of this amazing explorer, colonizer and navigator in many ways. Christopher Columbus discovered new worlds and his BioView® reveals how he did it and why.  His sensational journey was amazing as he discovered the Americas. Columbus was the first European, since the Vikings, to discover the New World, without the assistance of a compass or an accurate map!  He was a passionate pioneer who led the way for other explorers that followed in his footsteps. His voyages enabled great leaps forward in the field of navigation and had an enormous effect on the history of the Western World.

Students give ‘the thumbs up’ to the exciting world of technology in the classroom!

Activities:

  • Where was Christopher Columbus born?
  • Before he commenced an apprenticeship as a business agent, Columbus travelled the sea as a ….. ? You may be surprised!!
  • Who sponsored his first exploration?
  • What was the name of the agreement they signed?
  • In what year did Columbus set sail on his second voyage of discovery?

Task:

  • Draw a picture showing Columbus as he sees land for the first time in the distant horizon. Add a caption to your picture describing the scene you have created.

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.

Amazing People Careers and Talent Development

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.

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

 

Honoring Edith Cavell

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It is offical! British nurse, Edith Cavell, will be featured on a new commemorative £5 coin next year. The Royal Mint will issue a set of coins to commemorate the centenary of World War I. Cavell Edith PDom

During her work as a nurse in German-occupied Belgium, Edith helped save many lives of the soldiers from both sides.

Her courage and dedication is an inspirational life story this honor is well deserved.

 

She is a true British war hero. From 2014, the world will be commemorating 100 years since the start of the First World War. Australian_Gallipoli_gunners WWI PDom

For many countries, including Australians, this is a momentous occasion. The First World War touched the lives of so many people.

It is paramount that we commemorate those who sacrificed their lives during those four years from 1914 to 1918.

  • Your class can research WWI and read about the soldiers, nurses and civilians who showed great strength and courage during the war.
  • What do your students feel when they read about the devastation that war has created and the lives lost?

THE STORY OF Edith Cavell – Edith relives her life through these unique BioView® stories. Short_Audios_Women_In_War_0   doc and nurses1

Create a class discussion based on the life of Edith Cavell. Invite and encourage students to ‘re-live’ the lives of many others, like Edith, who marched together and faced adversity and at times, fear.

 

Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – 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 Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies. We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. 

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To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

  For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com

Captain James Cook – May 24 1770

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During a short caravan trip in Queensland, Australia, I saw things that reminded me of the amazing people and places that our author (and keen traveller), Dr. Charles Margerison has written about.

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As I discovered, these wonderful and inspiring stories stay with you. It is no wonder that Dr Charles became so dedicated to writing BioView® stories about them, thus keeping history and its’ amazing people…. ‘alive’.

Camping at Seventeen Seventy (1770), our walk took us up high around the perimeter of the cliffs overlooking the ocean. This is the sight of the second landing of Captain James Cook on May 24,1770. The community of 1770 hold the re-enactment of this historic landing in May each year as part of the annual 1770 Festival.

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1770 is a tourist attraction that many visit all year round. The area has a natural beauty and the vegetation and wildlife are protected and preserved.

Australia has many amazing and breathtaking places to discover.aus map

Take  a journey with your students and find out more about this fascinating country.

Australia has developed into a model multi-ethnic society. In this collection of life stories you can gain an insight into how some amazing Australians set the scene and contributed to the country we fondly refer to as Downunder – this short eBook, the Amazing People of Australia, will be truly enjoyed by students.

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Then……………travel through time and meet the Amazing People of Sydney who helped develop this land into another bustling, busy city. Read how Governor Arthur Phillip and Bennelong, the captured Aborigine, tried to build relations between the communities. Explore the inspiring lives of people such as Francis Greenway, Mary Reibey and George Howe. All of them arrived in Sydney as convicts and through their tenacious spirit, grew to become some of the most significant figures in the city. Find out about William Tom’s discovery of gold, and Captain Thunderbolt’s great escape from Cockatoo Island. Discover how Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda and be moved by the outstanding work of the tireless humanitarian, Caroline Chisholm, and her work with young women.

All these stories, and many others, come alive in this series of short eBooks. These ‘journeys’ will stay with you on your own travels, wherever they may take you and are perfect for class projects – so, travel on an amazing journey with us  soon.

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Can you answer these questions about Australia?

  1. When did Captain James Cook first set sail from England?
  2. What was the town of 1770 formerly known as?
  3. What is Charles Kingsford Smith famous for?
  4. Dame Nellie Melba was one of Australia’s most celebrated soprano’s. What was named after her?

We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people; not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted is encouragement for all of us in times of doubt and hardship.

~ Janine Wakefield ~

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – 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 Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these  Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from  Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact  marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit  www.amazingpeopleclub.com

Caroline Chisholm – FREE Educational eBook and Audio for May

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For May, we have another great FREEBIE for your school, library or use at home.

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As many will be celebrating Mother’s Day in May, we know this woman’s story will be inspiring and insightful. A mother of six, Caroline Chisholm is a reminder of the lengths some women went to, to encourage and  support others and to put aside their own needs for the advancement of those less fortunate.

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Our FREE eBook and Audio this month is the life story of CAROLINE CHISHOLM.

  • Students will be enthralled to hear Caroline Chisholm tell her own inspirational story by listening to her dramatized audio or reading the eBook version, both are just as captivating.  These unique BioView® stories promote further class activities such as discussions and project work.

Caroline Chisholm led a life of adventure and politics. When she moved from England to Australia, she immediately recognized the need to educate the young convict women.

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Caroline dedicated her life to the young women and families who settled in Australia.  She created better living standards and is remembered with gratitude, by thousands. She was never deterred from her path by bureaucratic red tape and always fought for what she believed in. She is an inspiration to many.

What do you know about Caroline Chisholm

  • In what country did Caroline establish the Female School of Industry for Daughters of European Soldiers?
  • In what year did Caroline first arrive in Australia?
  • What city in Australia has a suburb in the name of Chisholm?
  • What Australian bank note featured Caroline’s face?
  • Caroline was known as ‘The   ?    Friend’
  • Where is her portrait held in Australia?

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Caroline Chisholm’s story is a must read for students. From England to Australia, this woman was a pioneering humanitarian, as well as an amazing mother, and she dedicated her life to the betterment of others.

We can learn a lot from the achievements of amazing people; not only in the areas for which they are acclaimed, but in the way they lived their lives. Their selfless approach to life and the many people they assisted, is encouragement for all of us, in times of doubt and hardship.

  • Simply register your email and then access these freebies via the ‘promotions’ section. Check our free items every month and be inspired!

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Be sure to subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss out on next month’s great educational freebies for the classroom!

Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – 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 Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.

We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students. To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.

For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com

‘C’ – Who Am I?

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…..but FIRST, let us reveal Wednesday’s ‘Who Am I’ ….

Wednesday’s Amazing Person was, Educator, REG REVANS! Meet the lesser-known, but no less amazing, Dr Reg Revans. He is one of the great management thinkers and pioneered Action Learning, a process we can all use in our lives. The field of organisational development and the idea of action learning, was pioneered by Professor Reg Revans. A scientist by training, he made a major contribution to the education of children and adults. Also an Olympic athlete, he represented England, at the 1928 Summer Games in athletics. 

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Many have been influenced by his work and as a result of his ideas and processes, they were in turn, able to develop and contribute to our world.  By any standard, Reg was a remarkable man. “Learning must be equal to or greater than the rate of change” – Reg Revans

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING – Want to learn more about other incredible individuals and improve your English? Harper Collins has introduced our amazing titles in their ELT Readers. They not only assist students and adults to advance their English skills, but they also provide valuable history lessons. These titles are EDUCATIONAL, FACTUAL HISTORY stories in the form of unique BioViews® about exceptional people like Mark Twain and Florence Nightingale. Harper Collins also offers great FREE RESOURCES for Teachers and Students. Meet other  AMAZING PEOPLE and improve your English skills.

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NOW HERE IS TODAY’S CHALLENGE…

Thursday – WHO AM I?

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  • My surname begins with the letter ‘C’
  • I was born in Norfolk, England
  • My father was an Anglican Priest
  • I was home schooled
  • Trained to become a teacher
  • Worked as a governess
  • Left my position to care for my sick father
  • I was awarded a medal for my work during a typhoid outbreak
  • I was head of the Belgium School of Registered Nurses
  • I was active in the resistance during WWI

Who am I?

Check in tomorrow at Amazing People Education tomorrow to find out who today’s person is AND to take on the next ‘who am I’ challenge beginning with the next letter ‘H’.

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Amazing People Education is brought to you by The Amazing People Club – 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 Teacher Toolkit. To get involved in our direct-to-classroom resources, be sure to check out these Education Case Studies.We would like you to try some of our amazing class starters and let us know how they were received by teachers and students.

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To take a peek at how some students reacted when they came face to face with Columbus and Michelangelo, please see our video from Castle Vale High School.For further information, please contact marion@amazingpeopleclub.com, or visit www.amazingpeopleclub.com