Monday, 21 May 2012

Demonstrating my Techniques

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". 

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