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.3 Meet your amazing brain (Read Chapter) 113
    You're the owner of the world's most powerful computer
    Your four brains in one 115
    Neurons, dendrites, glial cells and insulating system 119
    Your many different Intelligence centres" 121
    The two sides of your brain 125
    How your brain stores information 131
    Your four separate wavelengths 135
    Your brain runs on oxygen and glucose 135
    Simple tips on brain food 139
    Your emotional intelligence is vital 141
    The body and mind as one 143
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.4 A do-it-yourself guide (Read Chapter) 145
    The first 20 steps to learn anything much faster, better and more easily
     1. Start with the lessons from sports 145
     2. Dare to dream - and imagine your future 149
     3. Set a specific goal-and set deadlines 149
     4. Get an enthusiastic mentor - fast 149
     5. Start with the big picture first 151
     6. Ask! 153
     7. Seek out the main principle 155
     8. Find three best books by practical achievers 155
     9. Relearn how to read-faster, better, more easily 157
    10. Reinforce with pictures and sound 161
    11. Learn by doing 163
    12. Draw Mind Maps instead of taking linear notes 165
    13. Easy ways to retrieve what you've learned 167
    14. Learn the art of relaxed alertness 169
    15. Practice, practice, practice 173
    16. Review and reflect 173
    17. Use linking tools as memory pegs 173
    18. Have fun, play games 175
    19. Teach others 177
    20. Take an accelerated learning course 177
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.5 How to think for great ideas (Read Chapter) 183
    New program to teach yourself and students creative thinking
    An idea defined: a new combination of old elements 185
     1 . Define your problem 187
     2. Define your ideal solution and visualize it 189
     3. Gather all the facts 191
     4. Break the pattern 191
     5. Go outside your own field 193
     6. Try various combinations 193
     7. Use all your senses 193
     8. Switch off - let it simmer 195
     9. Use music or nature to relax 195
    10. Sleep on it 195
    11. Eureka! It pops out 197
    12. Recheck it 197
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.10 Do it in style (Read Chapter) 341
    How to find your own learning style and use your many intelligences
    Determining your learning style 347
    How you take in information 349
    How you organize and process information 351
    The conditions that affect your learning ability 351
    Physical and biological needs that affect learning 353
    How to determine students' preferred learning styles 353
    Your unique working style 355
    Four types of thinking style 357
    Test your own thinking style 358
    The implications for schools and individuals 361
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.15 Just do it!  (Read Chapter) 487
    How any country can lead the learning revolution: and so can you
    The Singapore centralized leadership model 487
    The decentralized New Zealand model 489
    The new Swedish models 491
    The certification model 493
    Corporate leadership models 495
    The give-it-away model 497
    The Internet selling model 497
    The business-teacher-multimedia model 499
    The Foundation model 501
    The international conference model 503
    The "learning organization" model 503
    The "cluster" model 505
    The Chinese "back-to-your-roots" model 507
    Invent your own model

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.Chapter reference notes 514
.Acknowledgments and thanks 526
.resources
    The Learning Revolution Library 528
    Other recommended reading 534
.Index 538
Notes: 1. Figures throughout are in U.S. dollars unless stated. 2. Billions are also in American terminology; thus one billion is 1,000 million, and a trillion is a million million. 3. Spelling is American-English.

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