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UNLIMITED Learning - the new learning revolution and the seven keys to unlock it.

How to find your own learning style and use your many intelligences
 
   Albert Einstein was a daydreamer. His teachers in Germany told him he would never amount to anything, that his questions destroyed class discipline, that he would be better off out of school. Yet he went on to become one of the greatest scientists in world history.
  Winston Churchill did poorly at school work. He talked with a stutter and a lisp. Yet he became one of the greatest leaders and orators of the century.
  Thomas Alva Edison was beaten at school with a heavy leather strap because his teacher considered him "addled" for asking so many questions. He was chastised so much that his mother took him out of school after only three months' formal education. He went on to become probably the most prolific inventor of all time.
  Fortunately Edison's mother - a former school teacher herself - was a pioneer in true learning. Says The World Book Encyclopedia: "She had the notion, unusual for those times, that learning could be fun. She made a game of teaching him - she called it exploring - the exciting world of knowledge. The boy was surprised at first, and then delighted. Soon he began to learn so fast that his mother could no longer teach him." But he continued to explore, experiment and teach himself.
  Einstein, Churchill and Edison had learning styles that were not suited to their school styles.
  And that same mismatch continues today for millions of others. It is possibly the biggest single cause of school failure.
  It's also obvious that everyone has different talents. Pablo Picasso

 

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