Tuesday, 11 December 2012
There will be a Christmas Promotion around the Anxiety Bed-Wetting Technique which will be on offer for pennies or even free. Christmas can be anxious for many youngsters, especially if bed wetting already occurs and sleepovers are on the cards, thus the value of this technique at this time of year.
Then, in mid to late January, just in time for the spring exams, there will be a general promotion around one or more of the academic techniques which deal with spelling, tables, mental arithmetic, reading etc. Look out for these bargains because they will only be available for a day or two.
In the meantime have a really HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a GUID NEW YEAR TAE WAN AN AW
Thursday, 31 May 2012
I'm now available to speak to groups large or small, in your own Home or Hall anywhere in the country, or indeed the world :o) Parents are the real target of course, though as always, professionals are also welcome. How Wholebrain Learning (Accelerated Learning) works and why Left Brain school based learning fails with many young students will be explained and my main Technique, the Internal Eyescan will be demonstrated.
See for yourself if life long spelling failures really can spell PSYCHIATRIST forwards AND backwards in minutes with the Internal Eyescan Technique. Email me for details: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll arrange a telephone chat.
Monday, 21 May 2012
Years ago I used to lecture on the subject of Accelerated Learning to parents and professionals. The lectures included me demonstrating my major Learning Technique, The Internal Eyescan, currently the base of two of my new eBooks: Conquer Spelling and Conquer Times Tables.
The Spelling Technique uses the word PSYCHIATRIST as the first one learned. It's also used in the demonstration where I work 'live' with a young student, usually 12/13.
As the student begins to spell Psychiatrist there is absolute silence in the hall, people are literally on the edge of their seats willing the student on. Success sees the Hall erupt with relief as much as congratulations for the student.
'Psychiatrist' is used with all students from 7 to 17 to show them how powerful the technique is but more importantly, to show them how clever they actually are and that normal school words will be simple to learn by comparison.
To boost their confidence and raise their self esteem even further they are asked to spell the word backwards. The audience gasps and now sit right back into their seats so as not to pressure the student. What they don't know is they student finds it EASIER to spell the word backwards than forwards. Huh?
The IES is a Visualisation Technique with Sound backup, and once the word is learned the student pictures it before spelling it, but the picture is laid down from Front to Back so the student is already at the back, making spelling backwards easier and as one 8 year old from St Andrews once said to me " Piece of Cake".
A fifth eBook is nearing completion. It's a compilation of the other four books plus how to use the Internal Eyescan from Conquer Spelling and Conquer Times Tables for other subjects like learning French Vocabulary, Chemistry Formulae, Algebraic Equations etc.
The front covers are also being change with a different colour for each book and once everything is as we would like it we'll get down to some serious promotion.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
A fourth Technique has been added to Amazon and Smashwords: Conquer Anxiety and Bed-wetting. This technique is in the form of a short visualisation story called The Magic Garden designed for young students aged 7 to 12 to ease anxiety and tensions associated with school work, especially exams.
But tackling the young student's anxieties had secondary gains, the most important of which was curing bed-wetting, 99% of which is anxiety based. It also combats nightmares and even sleepwalking.
The Garden and it's 'big brother' The Study Relaxer can be downloaded for burning to a DVD on the Edinburgh Techniques website: www.edinburghtechniques.co.uk. The Teacher Relaxer, based on the Study Relaxer was added to the site in 2011.
A 5th Conqueror Compilation eBook is currently being prepared for Amazon and Smashwords
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
3 eBooks now on Amazon and Smashwords, 2 more being prepared for the Conquer Series. Conquer Times Tables has joined Spelling and Reading Out Loud. Just waiting to hear from publishers North Highland, as to which book will to be online next. Interesting times.
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
In less than a month Conquer Spelling has risen to No.11 in Amazon's Education best sellers list. It has since been joined on Amazon by Conquer Reading Out Loud and should see a third eBook in the Conquer series this week - Conquer Times Tables.
They are all published by North Highland and are shortened versions of the existing Edinburgh Techniques. They are also much cheaper. Not all of the Ed Tech Books will be published by North Highland but they can be bought from the Ed Tech's website e.g the Edinburgh Teaching Clock.
North Highland also has their eBooks on Smashwords and other eBook websites.
I'll keep you posted as the weeks roll on, but safe to say this is a good start.