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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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Michael Faraday’s Birthday

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Born on September 22 in 1791, this English scientist, was a man of extraordinary ability.

Although his biggest breakthrough was the invention of the electric motor, his endless pursuit of more knowledge resulted in even further important discoveries in electricity.

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Join him on his scientific career that spanned over 45 years.  He dedicated his life to widening perceptions and learning more about the world.  There is much that we can learn from his endless curiosity and tireless determination.

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What can your students learn from the leading Scientists of all time? 

CLASS ACTIVITY:

From our series of Amazing Scientists, ask your students to choose a Scientist to research. They will need to address the following:

  1. Why did you choose this particular Scientist?
  2. What impressed you the most after reading their story?
  3. What impact has their discoveries made on us?
  4. Do their discoveries still make a difference in our world today?
  5. If not, why do you think that is?

These unique collection of stories reveals the lives of some of the world’s greatest and most influential scientists.

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Students can meet Einstein, Curie, Faraday, Newton, Tesla and Salk and get a very personal sense of what they achieved. Understand the challenges and risks they all faced. Explore the social as well as the technical aspects of their everyday. Be inspired as their great stories come to life through BioViews® offering a new perspective on the lives of these amazing people.


We invite you to please download our FREE Amazing People Toolkit.

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From podcasts to role-play, from hot-seating to balloon debates, Amazing People Club resources lend themselves brilliantly to active engagement strategies. This pack is full of engaging ideas for starters, activities and plenaries. Be sure to also check out our live classroom case studies.


We also invite you to read our September Newsletter where you will find important dates and ideas for the school term. 

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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.

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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

Aah Bonjour! Mercredi – meet Louis Braille – new class activity too

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Wednesday – On Day 3 of ‘meet Amazing French’ people, let us introduce Louis Braille!

His pivotal work changed the lives of blind and visually impaired people around the
globe.  Experience the source of his motivation to develop better systems to assist blind people with reading and writing.  His Braille system has become a worldwide standard that has opened up opportunities for anyone suffering from vision impairment.   Get to know this most inspiring story, as he reveals his own thoughts in a very unique and personal way.

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‘Louis Braille’ in braille
  • 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.

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Celebrate the lives of these amazing five French people through this BioView®, Amazing People of FranceThese short biographical narratives are similar to interviews.

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.

“Bonjour mon ami, rencontrez Louis Bleriot” – Mardi.

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“Hello my friend, meet Louis Bleriot” – Tuesday

Discover the little-known story of Louis Bleriot, the French aviator who was the first man to fly over the English Channel.

However, this was not his only talent. Take our short activity below to learn more about this multi-talented, clever man.

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  • As a younger student, what did he win several class prizes for?
  • Louis developed something that we would take for granted today in the automobile industry. What was it?
  • Louis was inspired by others when it came to aviation. Name the man in 1900 who gave him this inspiration.
  • What year did he successfully fly over the English Channel?
  • How long did the flight take?

franceCelebrate the lives of these amazing five French people through this BioView®, Amazing People of FranceThese short biographical narratives are similar to interviews.

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.

We are visiting 5 Amazing People of FRANCE this week – Bonjour!

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MONDAY – Let us begin our five day French Festival with Simone de Beauvoir.

Simone de Beauvoir broke free from social chains and marched to the ‘beat of her own drum’. A writer, political activist, feminist, Simone’s intellect and passion made her more than a match for her male counterparts. She had a relationship with prominent the literary critic and philosopher,  Jean-Paul Sartre.

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Influential Group – Antonio Nunez Jimenez, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Che Guevara

TODAY’S CHALLENGE:

  • Learn more about Simone de Beauvoir and write a one page autobiography about her.
  • It has been said that her father stated, “Simone thinks like a man!” Write down your thoughts about this statement.
  • What did Simone achieve for women?

franceCelebrate the lives of these amazing five French people through this BioView®, Amazing People of FranceThese short biographical narratives are similar to interviews.

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.

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.

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

Students on the path to SUCCESS!

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HOW CAN STUDENTS ACHIEVE SUCCESS?

Are you looking for the definitive answer, the secret formula, or the key to success?

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Well, stop the press:    You already have it! You may not know it, or believe it yet, but all the ingredients to create success in your life are inside YOU!   There are many Amazing People who have achieved success and recognition through the greatest hardship and adversity.

We have created amazing BioViews® where famous people talk to you personally about their lives. Not just for teachers, these inspirational ‘stories’ are for everyone; a great tool also for parents educating at home. Click HERE to get a glimpse of these compelling eBooks.

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Here are a few inspirational quotes from those who achieved great things and whose wisdom lives on. We hope they inspire you too!

CAN YOU PUT A NAME TO THESE QUOTES?

  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.” ~ ?
  2. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” ~ ?
  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.” ~ ?
  4. “Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” ~ ?
  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.” ~ ?
  6. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ ?
  7. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ~ ?
  8. “Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value.” ~ ?

Why not let all these amazing people and more tell you about their successes through the unique power of the BioView®. Explore the trials and tribulations of the lives of the world’s most remarkable people and you will also learn the secret to their success! After that, it’s down to you!

Find out more about The Amazing People Club and author Dr Charles Margerison 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.