Archive for the 'Better Grades' Category

COVID’s impact on education

In the video below, The Economist Magazine covers how technology could transform education post the COVID pandemic. It will be interesting to see what sticks versus what falls by the wayside. One of the challenges every student has is to optimise how to best study whether at home or back in school. There are proven […]

Math Doesn’t Suck

This video explains why Danica McKellar wrote her book “Math doesn’t suck”. I am now going to investigate her other books to determine if they can help people who struggle with math. Thank you Andrew Powell for sharing!

Does Reading Fiction Make Us Better People?

That is an interesting question this BBC article addresses quite well – does reading fiction make you a better person? One thing we do know for sure is that reading MORE non-fiction books ensures you’ll have a better, higher-paying career.        

Should I read or listen to a book?

Each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior. By Daniel T. Willingham, a psychologist at the University of Virginia. A few years ago, when people heard I was a reading researcher, they might ask about their child’s dyslexia or how to get their teenager to read more. But today the question I […]

Students watching other students study – new viral trend?

Students watching other students study is this the new viral trend? Post comments below!

9 TED Talks Recommended For Students By Students

Ever heard of  TED Talks ?  TED Talks is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (maximum of 18 minutes) on various topics.  There are near 1500 videos on their website.  Whenever you need inspiration, motivation or just to look at something interesting or different, select one amongst the various subjects and spend some […]

Four Memory Tricks

Four Memory Tricks Nothing helps you get ahead quicker than a good memory. Whether you’re trying to remember the name of the guy you just met, a state capital, or complex sets of business data, these simple tricks can help you improve your memory skills. 1. Start by chunking. According to psychologists, it’s especially hard […]

Quick Riddle: Married vs unmarried

Quick Riddle: Rock’n Roll Music

Quick Riddle: What is the Total?

Quick Riddle: Playing Chess

Quick Riddle: Who is Lying?

Don’t take notes on your laptop or tablet

I know some people think I am “old school” when it comes to taking notes with pen and paper, after all, it’s 2015… But all I care about is – RESULTS. A recent article extols the benefits of taking notes with pen and paper and NOT on your laptop or tablet. I admit, I am […]

Smart Phones = Dumb Students

I’ve blogged about this before numerous times… Even though I am a fan of new technologies, there is a time and place for everything – just like smartphones. Don’t just listen to me – read this brief article summarising the findings of a research study by the London School Of Economics that included 130,000 students […]

ClickBank Products

My book “Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort” is one of the top selling educational products on ClickBank. I recently realised that not everyone knows what ClickBank is and what that actually means… So I had my graphic designer put this together to summarise it in one “infographic”.

The App Generation

Today’s youth seems to be struggling with the secondary effects of technology in and out of school. A recent Harvard Study that led to an intriguing book (The App Generation) explains the perils and pitfalls of apps that can do just about everything.* Their argument, and I happen to totally agree with it, is that […]

Stimulation = Better Grades

A University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) study revealed that “well-off” parents talk to their school-age children for three more hours each week than low-income parents. They also put their toddlers and babies in stimulating places such as parks and churches for hour and a half more hours. A University of Chicago study echoed this […]

You talkin’ to me?

We know the classic line from Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver… “Are you talkin’ to me?” What might be less well known (or understood) are the following facts extracted from a 1995 study at the University of Kansas: Children in professional familiies heard on average 2,100 words per hour Working class kids heard 1,200 […]

Note Taking – how important is it?

The weakest ink is stronger that the strongest memory. As The Exponential Growth Strategist, I present to audiences around the world. I reveal the most powerful and valuable insights for people who want to achieve extra-ordinary results. People pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to hear me speak and deliver my content. Content I have […]

Meditate to get better grades

I have blogged about using a floatation tank to improve your grades… A recent study further supports the view that meditation can improve your grades. If this is all too zen for you, that’s OK, enjoy the stress and strain of doing it ‘your way’ and let me know how that works out for you! […]