Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein predicted this!

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Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879. He was certainly a genius! Even foreseeing that technology may overtake ‘common sense’.

‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ and CLASS DISCUSSION IDEAS at the end of article.

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The day that Albert Einstein feared is well and truly here……………

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Conversation with your BFF

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Keeping an Eye on the Kids at the Beach

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Romantic Dinner Date!

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Sightseeing Trip

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Quality Family Time

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Fun Day in the Park

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Treat Time for the Children   

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Following in Mum’s Footsteps!

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Day at the Beach

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Cultural Learning at the Museum

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Wouldn’t we all rather see this little one engrossed in a book?


What do you do about over-use of technology both in the workplace, school or home?

We can all make a difference in any environment by:

  • Setting sensible and fair boundaries. Eg. use devices only during breaks, and no texting at meal times.
  • At home, encourage other activities. Visit a ‘game’ store and discover the new board games that are available now!
  • Find ways to show your family that it’s not a ‘parent’ thing, but rather social behavior that has got out of hand.

MEET THE MAN WHO SAID:

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” Albert Einstein

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Whilst we do not agree of course with every word Einstein said, it does provoke thoughts about how technology interferes with some social aspects of our lives. We need to embrace our relationships without mobile phones constantly interrupting!


 

For teachers and parents:

CLASS DISCUSSION:

  • Once you have gone through this article, open up discussions about how we can help each other to be more responsible with the use of technology, but in particular, mobile phone use.
  • Ask them to be honest – what would they do if they had children of their own?
  • Have the class make suggestions on large posters and place around the room.

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  • Work and school projects.
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  • 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.
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Answers yesterday’s ‘Quote Quiz’ and new class Project

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Here are the famous people matched up with their quotes. Did you know some of these?

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Voltaire was the first quote. What do students know about Voltaire?

  1. “Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them.  The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” ~ VOLTAIRE
  2. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” ~ HELEN KELLER
  3. “A man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.” ~ FRANCIS BACON
  4. “Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” ~ CHARLES DICKENS
  5. “You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.” ~ MARIE CURIE
  6. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ MAHATMA GANDHI
  7. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ ABRAHAM LINCOLN
  8. “Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value.” ~ ALBERT EINSTEIN

NEW PROJECT  NPG P301(19),Charles Dickens,by (George) Herbert Watkins

Using the names above, research and write one page about their lives.

  • What are they famous for?
  • Is there still a link today with these famous people?
  • Can we learn from their achievements?
  • What is it that we can learn?

These Amazing People are perfect role models that can ‘visit’ your classroom. Dr Charles Margerison has developed BioViews® for everyone to explore, learn and reflect on our historical geniuses. These biographical stories are awesome and engaging for the classroom. They provide inspiration and proof to students that determination, hard work and commitment pay off. These educational stories are an effective way for you to reinforce not just work ethics, but LIFE ethics too. To appreciate how others have not only changed our world, but how they can encourage and inspire our generation. They really capture the students immediately as the historical subject tells their own story.  Meet them all HERE.

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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.

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What careers are your students keen on?

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  • What careers are your students keen on?
  • Are they ready to advance from school to the work force?
  • As educators, what other positive reinforcement, ideas, inspiration and support can we give them?

Next year will see many students world-wide embark on a very different life. From the camaraderie of class mates and teachers, they will be making their way into an often uncertain world meeting new people and trying to fit in.classroom1

When you look at your empty classroom at the end of the year, will you be wondering if they will achieve their dreams?

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How did Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Coco Chanel choose their careers? We can share their stories with students and discover how these and other high achievers became successful. In this series covering Amazing Career Developments students can gain an insight into how others stayed true to their beliefs and tirelessly worked toward their goals. Often these role models had to try over and over again to reach their potential.

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In life, the work we do often determines our status in society as much as the money we earn. Some people choose their job because of strong convictions while others are motivated by salary.

Create personal connections with school-taught subjects and make the learning process more accessible and ultimately more engaging for your students.

This series of educational books/eBooks opens up personal development, through offering a view on the lives that these people lived. They overcame challenges to become leaders in their fields. Read the latest REVIEW on Amazing Careers .

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History has provided us with the very tools we need to educate our students with facts and goal setting inspiration.

Each amazing career is explored through BioViews® which are short biographical stories, similar to interviews. These unique stories provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.

Don’t forget to join us to explore many other class ideas and to have access to our FREE items – this month as we celebrate Women of Achievement, we are sharing Helen Keller’s  story.

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.

Class activity for Father’s Day – September 1st

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Teachers, here’s an idea for a Father’s Day task as Aussie Dads, Fijian Dads, NZ Dads and PNG Dads celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday September 1st!

We are sure teachers in these countries have much planned for the class. Most likely younger classes are making those memorable keepsakes for their deserving Dad!

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Here’s an idea for an older class activity:

There are many famous fathers all over the world.  Below are just a few who were significant father’s in many ways.

Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Jenner, George Washington, Oskar Schindler, William Shakespeare.

TASK:

  1. Find out why we often refer to them as a ‘father figure’ in the eyes of the world
  2. What were their achievements?
  3. Did they have children of their own? What was their experience like as a father?
  4. Choose one of these famous fathers and write a short article of what it is like to be their son or daughter? This task alone will encourage your class to dig into the era and the lifestyle of the family, incorporating both the public and personal life. How would the public life of your ‘chosen’ father affect you and your life as a child?

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Your class can meet these famous father’s and others HERE.

Meet Edward Jenner or maybe Oskar Schindler – their lives are fascinating and students world-wide can all join in this class activity that will take them into a whole new world – one our generation would not comprehend – the 4th task would be a real eye opener!

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.

 

 

Amazing Videos – 3 schools share their Amazing People stories

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We are proud to share feedback with you from Castle Vale High School in the UK, Tahoma High School, Washington and Springbrook State School in Australia.

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We invite you to view their video feedback about the Amazing People they ‘met’. 

  • Watch and listen as ‘Governor Phillip’ visits the students at Springbrook. The class are captivated by his unique story as he delivers it via his unique BioView®.

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  • Tahoma students were ‘visited’ by Captain James Cook.

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  • The students at Castle Vale were fortunate to ‘meet’ Christopher Columbus.

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  • What do you think your students would be able to gain from a virtual ‘one on one’ meeting with amazing people like Gustav Eiffel, Henry , Florence Nightingale or Albert Einstein?
  • How can students who have difficulty relating to the written word be inspired to research more?
  • How can you captivate the class from the outset?

Let us introduce you to the teachers and students at these schools as they come face to face with some Amazing People HERE.

At Amazing People Club, we have many resources to assist in studying history and assist motivating students. Check out our educational tips HERE.

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.

 

 

Imagine life without music!

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“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music” – Albert Einstein

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Music is in the air – literally – with music talent shows airing globally on the television, we are blown away by the talent of these budding artists. They may go on to become household names, just as the amazing musicians of the past eras have. What genre of music do you like?

  • Create conversation and rapport in the classroom this week by introducing music in general. Our young generation are extremely focused on music and what a great way to get to know your students and interact with them, focusing on a subject they love.

Allow them to introduce their favourite hit song today. Play their music and compare classical with pop and rock genres.

  • Open up class discussions with students imagining what they would be thinking all those years ago. How would they get their musical message across?

Combining history and the world today doesn’t have to be boring. Introduce them to our early musicians, from Mozart to the legendary, Elvis and John Lennon.

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These historical stories are a solid foundation of proof for teachers and parents to their children that determination, hard work and commitment pay off. These amazing short BioViews® are an interesting and effective way for you to reinforce work ethics and appreciation of how others have, not only changed our world, but to truly encourage and inspire our generation.

They really capture the students immediately as the historical subject tells their own story. 

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.