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4th of July – ‘We The People’ – Engaging Activities

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Celebrate 4th July!

We the People

franklin 1 - CopyBenjamin 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 with innovative music and drama resources from Amazing People Worldwide.

‘We The People’ is based on the first words of the American Constitution.  Those words are the defining anthem song featured and reflects the spirit of the revolutionaries, who changed the course of history.

This video link, ‘We the People’, is an excerpt from an educational video series that we have produced.Play demo button

The video assists teachers and students to have a more personal engagement and understanding of the important principles about the USA and Amazing Americans. They can be used in various ways, including school assemblies, drama classes, history and also character and culture education.  (We also have the Australian First Fleet and the British Cavaliers and Roundheads – covering other cultures and parts of the curriculum).
washingtonIn 1765, a group called The Sons of Liberty formed and opposed British rule without fair representation. It was the start of the American Revolution and the battles that led to the formation of a democratic federation.

Twenty four years later, George Washington, who had commanded the revolutionary army, became the first President of the USA.
Students learn by participating. In doing so, they develop a better understanding of history, geography, culture and conflict. Most important, they learn about themselves and grow in confidence.

‘We The People’ is an opportunity for students to develop their own abilities through drama.

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Famous and Inspirational Americans

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

edisonThomas Edison was a great American inventor, scientist and businessman and the third most prolific inventor in history.

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

fordIt 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.
tubmanLife 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. 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.
July 4 Class Activities:

Read this engaging article by Dr Charles Margerison as he ‘interviews Amazing Americans’.

Watch our engaging video, ‘We The People’.

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.
  • Did George Washington sign the Declaration of Independence?
  • 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 TOOLKIT – From podcasts to role-play, from hot-seating to balloon debates, these are the types of resources that lend themselves brilliantly to active engagement strategies. What resources can we use to ‘jump start’ lessons and provide more involvement from students? Finding valuable resources from live classroom case studies to activities and plenaries, provides us with even more inspiration for educational strategies that captivate and encourage action learning.

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Amazing People Worldwide is home to the world’s largest collection of inspirational stories and biographies about amazing people, from Walt Disney, to Marie Curie, and Shakespeare to Helen Keller. The stories are available across a range of multimedia formats, including eBook, audio, video and print, and sell globally to schools, libraries, lifelong learners and businesses. Each story is relayed from the first person perspective, relating in a very personal way, what motivated and influenced these amazing individuals. Featuring historical celebrities as well as lesser-known names, this extensive collection offers unique insights into how amazing people converted their opportunities into achievements, and can inspire people to achieve their own ambitions in life.Logo Square

Charles globeDr Charles Margerison is a Chartered Educational Psychologist. As well as working in educational institutions for many years, he has consulted widely for major corporations in the fields of organizational and educational psychology. He was previously Professor of Management at Cranfield University, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia. He founded Amazing People Worldwide in 2006 and is supported by a dedicated global team. In addition, he co-founded Emerald Insights, and Team Management Systems. The author of numerous books, Dr Margerison is a member of the Royal Institution and the Royal Society of Literature.

We welcome any thoughts or feedback from teachers and students.

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

The First President of the United States

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George Washington grew up in the English colony of Virginia. He was tall and strong and respected by his friends and colleagues as a good leader.

We invite you to celebrate the birthday of the First President of the United States.

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Discover what inspired George Washington and get to know his great story.  As he grew older, George saw how England took advantage of the American colonies and he didn’t like it. When the colonies declared their independence, George was chosen to lead their army as its general. When the colonies finally won their freedom, George was elected to lead the great new nation as its First President, taking his oath in Federal Hall on Wall Street on April 30, 1789.

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Discover our many resources. Change the way you teach and the way we learn!

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

Find the tools and learn how you can become one of those amazing successful stories!

  • Work and school projects.
  • Core skills models.
  • Interactive project notes.
  • Log in, track and revisit to see you progress.
  • Access to a variety of support services such as video, articles and valuable advice.
  • Individual or team basis.
  • 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.


 

 

 

Amazing People Worldwide is home to the world’s largest collection of inspirational stories and biographies about amazing people, from Walt Disney, to Marie Curie, and Shakespeare to Helen Keller. The stories are available across a range of multimedia formats, including eBook, audio, video and print, and sell globally to schools, libraries, lifelong learners and businesses. Each story is relayed from the first person perspective, relating in a very personal way, what motivated and influenced these amazing individuals. Featuring historical celebrities as well as lesser-known names, this extensive collection offers unique insights into how amazing people converted their opportunities into achievements, and can inspire people to achieve their own ambitions in life.logo drop shadow

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing People Education: Are you thinking of becoming a Doctor? Women with can-do attitudes!

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Elizabeth Blackwell was born on February 3, 1821.

Doctor, reformer, educator!

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She paved the way for women in medicine. 

Despite many rejections and criticisms, Elizabeth Blackwell persevered and went on to become one of the greatest pioneers in the development of health care for women.  She trained many female doctors along the way and her story is so inspirational.

It is accepted now that females may decide to study to become a doctor.

  • Can you imagine, the prestige bestowed upon Elizabeth when she became the FIRST woman to receive a medical degree in the USA?
  • Then to be named the FIRST female to be registered as a doctor in the UK?

It was no simple feat. Certainly, her work led her to be admired and revered. Elizabeth_blackwell_stamp

“Who inspires you?”  Perhaps Elizabeth Blackwell will inspire you in whatever you choose to do. We often lean towards people who have achieved their goals, particularly if they had to ‘climb over’obstacles in their way.

So, if you are interested in studying to become a doctor, here’s a ‘must-read’ story.

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To know and appreciate the background of women in medicine, gives you an insight into the difficulties they had to achieve their goals. Yes, many of us work and study hard today, but we have many pioneers to thank for the research and discoveries that we, at times, may take for granted.

We need YOU now, to forge forward developing new techniques and methods and possible new discoveries – as we know, there is always something to learn. YOU are now the ‘Elizabeth Blackwell’s’ of the future. Meet Elizabeth and let her be your guide to success.


QUESTIONS:

  1. Where was Elizabeth born?
  2. What was the name of the college that accepted her application to study to become a doctor?
  3. When she graduated, no-one would hire Elizabeth. Where did she go to practice medicine?
  4. When and where did she open her first practice?

Discover our many resources. Change the way you teach and the way we learn! 

AMAZING PEOPLE LEARNINGThis unique suite of professional development resources 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.

The resources can be adopted on an individual or team basis. They offer an effective, interactive approach to professional career
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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.

toolkitAMAZING 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.

AMAZING PEOPLE LIBRARYEngaging and educational digital eBooks and Audios for schools and librarians.  Library - CopyThey 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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Amazing People Worldwide is home to the world’s largest collection of inspirational stories and biographies about amazing people, from Walt Disney, to Marie Curie, and Shakespeare to Helen Keller. The stories are available across a range of multimedia formats, including eBook, audio, video and print, and sell globally to schools, libraries, lifelong learners and businesses. Each story is relayed from the first person perspective, relating in a very personal way, what motivated and influenced these amazing individuals. Featuring historical celebrities as well as lesser-known names, this extensive collection offers unique insights into how amazing people converted their opportunities into achievements, and can inspire people to achieve their own ambitions in life.

For more information see Amazing People Worldwide or for further – please  contact us by email.

Education Around the World

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What are the education statistics from around the world? What regions have the highest college graduations? Do teachers around the globe share similar teaching ideals?

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Education methods and standards, including results, vary around the world. However, one essential ingredient is CRITICAL THINKING and ACTION LEARNING. 

Most teachers see learning as a process where students are given the opportunity to actively engage in the classroom, rather than become passive recipients of information. Teachers realize that they need to encourage students to make their own inquiry, thereby supporting the importance of independent, critical thinking.

Welcome to Amazing People Learning. Teachers and facilitators can discover a unique suite of professional development resources that support ACTION LEARNING.  These resources enable learners to develop problem-solving, communication and leadership skills that can contribute to organizations working more effectively.

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Allowing students to practice tasks that require critical thinking or team work, will give them the skills and the confidence they need to enter the work force. These factors are essential in success in this highly competitive world. Classrooms with a positive atmosphere, where active teaching practices are developed, mean more students are fully engaged in the learning process.

What are the easy and the difficult parts of teaching? Some say, given the various face to face teaching requirements, that finding time to prepare is a major difficulty. Others say it is ensuring the control and management of the class. However, one topic comes up regularly. That is, what should one do in the first five minutes of a class? 

‘The atmosphere and tone is set in the first five minutes.’ The students will be either turning on and becoming interested, or turning off and not concentrating. It is in the first five minutes of a class that a teacher sets the agenda and gains the involvement of students. It is necessary to provide a focus point to capture their attention.

Amazing People Worldwide has been working with schools in the UK, US and Australia over the past five years. Our mission is to raise student aspirations across our schools network through amazing people stories and associated cross-curricular learning. The Schools Resource Pack includes:

Support for this approach has been overwhelmingly positive. Teachers and students tell us over and over again, how the stories of people make study and learning easier AND more engaging.

Do you want to become an AMAZING PEOPLE SCHOOL?

Introducing An Inspirational School Program that will help to:

  • raise student aspirations
  • drive engagement in school-taught subjects and topics
  • support programming around inspiration and role models
  • facilitate cross-curricular learning

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Author Note – Dr Charles Margerison is a Chartered Psychologist. He was previously Professor of Management at Cranfield University, UK and the University of Queensland, Australia. The author of more than 30 books, he has developed Amazing People Library, an online subscription service for libraries that encourages inspirational learning.  He has also developed the web-based Amazing People Skills facility, which provides access to the Margerison Communication and Problem Solving Model and Resources.

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 – Dr Jonas Salk, what is the vaccine he discovered?

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Activity for Teachers, Parents and Students –

“To find the enemy discover where it lives

When attacking the enemy look at how it behaves

To  destroy the enemy, analyze how it breeds

In my case, the enemy was xxxxx?”

– Dr Jonas Salk

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Dr Jonas Salk first inoculated a boy with the vaccine to stop ‘this enemy in its tracks’ on April 12, 1955.

WHAT WAS THE ENEMY?

salkMeet Jonas Salk and find out how important his research and work were for all of us world-wide.

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  1. What disease did he research and discover a vital cure for?
  2. What year did Jonas graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree from The City College of
    New York?
  3. What research did he first undertake with Dr Thomas Francis Jr?
  4. Fill in the word – Jonas was named ‘American Xxxxxxxx of the Year ‘in 1976?
  5. In what year was ‘this disease’ eradicated in the U.S.?
  • Some had to live their days in an iron lung, in order to breathe
  • Outbreaks reached pandemic proportions between 1900 and 1960

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The development of this vaccine by Jonas Salk was a huge breakthrough for medicine.  Born in New York City to Jewish parents, Jonas studied medicine before deciding on a career in medical research.  Be inspired by his tireless efforts to find this crucial vaccine.  Experience how he took huge yet vital risks, even with his own family’s health, to achieve his extraordinary results.

libraryWho are some of the other dedicated Scientists who, like Jonas Salk, contributed to scientific discoveries? Charles Darwin, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Linus Pauling, Einstein, Curie, Faraday, Newton, Tesla and Louis Pasteur, just to name a few. Students can learn more about these wonderful individuals and reflect upon their contribution to science and medicine though our Amazing People Library.

learning 22AMAZING 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.

charlesCreated 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.

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.

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.

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 – Louis Braille

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INTERNATIONAL WHITE CANE DAY – October 15

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.

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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 much of his life refining and extending his revolutionary system and it as been adapted for use in languages throughout the world.

The combination of Braille and the White Cane, vision impaired people have a much better way to communicate and navigate, thus providing them with more independence.

Get to know this most inspiring story, as he reveals his own thoughts in a very unique and braillepersonal way. You can experience the source of his motivation to develop better systems to assist blind people with reading and writing.

QUESTIONS:

  • How did Louis become blind?
  • How did he first discover that there may be a way for the blind to ‘read’?
  • What was this first idea called?
  • With the assistance of your teacher and class for safety, close your eyes and walk from your familiar seat to the front of the class to find an object.
  • Write down how you felt trying to navigate just this short distance even though you are aware of your surroundings.

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.

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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 charlesworld 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 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.libraryheads-group-bk1.2mbFor more information see Amazing People Worldwide or for further enquiries please  contact us with your email details.

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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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