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Super MRT 2018


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In this workshop, you will explore various technology and non-technology techniques to stimulate and empower the brain and senses to be more focused, remember faster, speed read, and think more creatively. In the process, we will discuss how the brain learns, and how we can apply various focus and memorization techniques to improve our ability to remember through visualization, association and imagination. Then, we will learn how to apply the SQ3R method to enhance our reading skills, and various techniques to improve our reading speed. Finally, we will explore our creative minds by adventuring into 2-3 creative thinking tools. It is a fully hands-on workshop with a lot of fun and gamified-activities to inspire participation.

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Super MRT 2018

  1. Zaid Ali Alsagoff
  4. BRAIN Amazing Facts About the Human Brain (Infographic):
  5. How does our BRAIN LEARN? ATTENTION - We don't pay attention to boring things. WIRING - Every brain is wired differently. GENDER - Male and female brains are different. MEMORY - Repeat to remember. Remember to repeat. SENSORY INTEGRATION - Stimulate more of the senses. VISION - Vision trumps all other senses. STRESS - Stressed brains don't learn the same way. SLEEP - Sleep well, think well. EXERCISE - Exercise boosts brain power. MUSIC - Study or listen to boost cognition. EXPLORATION - We are powerful and natural explorers. Summary: Dr. John Medina
  6. From Worst to Best… Image Source: Full Report:
  7.  Color Coded Keywords, Explanations/Examples, Theories and Formulas  Read – Think – Act Read at least a paragraph before highlighting  Flow Makes sense on its own  Combine Use it with another learning method Effective Highlighting
  8. Diagram: The Mindset to Mastery… GROWTH MINDSET! am bad Growth Fixed
  9. "It's not that I'm so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein In 1905, Albert Einstein published the theory of special relativity, and then spent another 10 years trying to include acceleration in the theory and published his theory of general relativity in 1915.
  10. 2 FOCUS
  11. We’re moving from a culture of deep attention to HYPER ATTENTION...
  12. GOALS
  13. Set SMART Learning Goals…
  14. Use a Timer… There are 5 basic steps: 1. Choose a TASK to be accomplished. 2. Set the POMODORO (timer) to 25 minutes. 3. STUDY until the timer rings; record with an x 4. Take a SHORT BREAK (3–5 minutes) 5. After 4 pomodori, take a LONGER BREAK (15– 30 minutes) …To be more PRODUCTIVE and FOCUSED! 25
  15. Why? Mind map source (Hans Buskes/Bert Fundter):
  16. RELAX
  17. Five Categories of Brainwaves
  18. Video: Super Brain Yoga (research report: Super Brain Yoga (SlideShare): Instructions:
  19. Image (Wonder Woman & Superman):
  20. Source: Research published in 2012 by Harvard Professor Amy Cuddy and Columbia Professor Dana Carney established that adopting a “power pose” for as little as two minutes prior to an event makes a person feel more powerful and willing to assume risks. The physiological change lasts for 15 to 20 minutes – or longer.
  21. Find a Stimulating Place to Study… Image Source (adapted):
  22. Think Positive…. BRAIN REWIRING EXERCISE Purposely record 3-5 things that you are grateful for on a daily basis. Think Like an Engineer (Book): Richard Branson hires people who (are):  SMILE (a lot)  POSITIVE  ENTHUSIASTIC
  24. Exercise Boosts Your Brainpower! "Cardiovascular health is more important than any other single factor in preserving and improving learning and memory." - Thomas Crook OXYGEN STRESS NEUROPLASTICITY
  25. EAT
  26. Eat Healthy & Light to Stay Alert! 10 foods to boost your brainpower:
  27. NAP
  28. Take Power Naps… Source: “…a 26-MINUTE NAP improved performance 34% and ALERTNESS 54%.” - NASA study (1995)
  29. Take Power Naps…
  30. G R E E N OALS ELAX XERCISE AT AP 3-5 times a week! Eat healthy & drink often! Sleep well & power nap! Breath and power pose! Set SMART goals! FOCUS
  32. Use MULTIPLE SENSES to transform information into VIVID IMAGES in your mind. Video (Source): Phosphorus Golden Rule (Frost Forest)
  33. 12 Secret Principles of…. The Secret Principles Underlying A Super Power Memory: 8 Principles of Super Memory (Adam Khoo): Super Memory! 5/6 SENSESMOVEMENT ASSOCIATIONLOCATION VISUALIZATION HUMOR MUSIC COLOR CHUNKING OUTSTANDING BIG PICTURE PASSION
  34. WORDS
  35. ROOT If WORDS (terms) have you scratching your head?
  36. Breaking it down: Infographic (Source):
  37. ROOT WORDS (Main Word / Base) Mem Read Think Focus Learn Play PREFIXES (Come BEFORE the Root Word) SUFFIXES (Come AFTER the Root Word)
  38. PRACTICE Making Words Nearly Unforgettable…. 1. Transform ____ into vivid MENTAL IMAGE(S) using multiple senses. 2. Describe what ____ means in your OWN WORDS. 3. Give EXAMPLES of how ____ works, or is applied in context. 4. SHOW how ____ is done (if required). ConceptKeyword SkillProcess
  39. Acronyms Med Mnemonics SODA: Mnemonics: Mnemonics are learning memory techniques that help learners recall larger pieces of information, especially in the form of lists like characteristics, steps, stages, parts, phases, etc.
  40. Acrostics Ranking order of the normal differential count for white blood cells:  Neutrophils (60-70%)  Lymphocytes (20-40%)  Monocytes (3-10%)  Eosinophils (1-4%)  Basophils (~1%) Never Let Monkeys Eat Bananas! An acrostic is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.
  41. Flash Cards Infographic: Remembering words (Scott Thornbury): 20 Amin Acids example (Quizlet): “…When reading, words stand a good chance of being remembered if they have been met at least SEVEN TIMES OVER SPACED INTERVALS.” - Scott Thornbury
  42. Story/Link Method STEPS 1. Imagine a story that includes the items to remember (in sequence, if needed). 2. Make the story easy to remember, by visualizing each item into vivid (silly) memorable images. 3. Connect the memorable images by linking the items together through silly visual activities/poses/combinations. 4. Continue until all items have been visualized and linked together for easy recall. To learn more about the Link Method: An image-based technique for memorizing a sequences of words (lists).
  43. The Method of Loci (Memory Palace/Journey Method) is a method of memorizing information by placing each item to be remembered at a point along an imaginary journey. The information can then be recalled in a specific order by retracing the same route through the imaginary journey. Memory Palace: of Loci: MEMORY PALACE Video Tutorial:
  49. Note Taking is a form of Repetition! Note Taking Skills: Cornel Note-Taking Image: Cornell Method Mind Mapping Doodling Outlining Method Charting Method Sentence Method Visual Note-taking Why? 1) Save Time 2) Boost recall 3) Understand
  50. Mind Mapping Mind Map Guidelines (image): Mind maps help you comprehend, see the BIG PICTURE, create new ideas, and build connections. iMindMap: Mind Mapping Tools: MindMeister:
  53. REPETITION is the Mother of All Learning! - Old Russian Proverb
  54. Talk to Yourself or Teach Someone! Talk to yourself or teach someone else what you have just learned (read). Study in Groups! “Teaching is LEARNING TWICE.” - Joseph Joubert
  55. Primacy & Recency Effect Diagram source: When asked to recall a list of items in any order (free recall), people tend to begin recall with the end of the list, recalling those items best (the recency effect). Among earlier list items, the first few items are recalled more frequently than the middle items (the primacy effect).
  56. Study Smart! Source: Brooke Thio The Learning Power of Spaced Repetition!
  58. Image Source:
  59. SQ3R – Survey When surveying (pre-reading) the text, you explore (the):  Titles  Introduction  Summary  Headings  Pictures  Charts  Graphs  Questions  Etc.
  60. SQ3R – Question  Turn the title/headings/subheadings into questions  Read questions from chapters/headings/sub-headings  Ask yourself: ▪ Who? ▪ What? ▪ When? ▪ Where? ▪Why? ▪How? Lego image source: Don’t be afraid to ASK QUESTIONS! • So What? • Now What? • Whatever!
  61. SQ3R – Read Skip Skim Scan Read Answer (questions) Highlight (don't overdo it!) Source: Yoda image:
  62. SQ3R – Recite  Repeat your question(s) after reading a section  Summarize in your own words  Understand your answer  Use multiple senses to increase the likelihood of remembering what you read FEYNMAN TECHNIQUE  Choose your concept.  Pretend your teaching it to a new student.  Whenever you get stuck, go back to the books.  Simplify wordy bits or create analogies. Richard Feynman Feynman Technique Guide: Video Tutorial (Feynman Technique): Adapted from:
  63. SQ3R – Review  Reread your questions  Answer without referring to content  Review highlighted items if stuck Image source:
  64. SQ3R mind map:
  66. Source: Juggling has been shown to increase both GREY and WHITE matter in the brain! Did You Know? Empowers us to: FOCUS BETTER THINK FASTER IMPROVED COORDINATION ENHANCED PERIPHERAL VISION AWAKEN THE KID IN US!
  67. Speed Reading Test Alternative 2 (No quiz): Please read at your NORMAL PACE.
  68. Your Speed Reading Level? Speed-reading diagram: *WPM: Words Per Minute WPM Status < 120 Poor, slow 121 – 180 Below average 181 – 250 Average 251 – 350 College Level 351 – 450 Post-Graduate 451 – 800 Superior 801 – 1,500+ Speed Reader > 1,500+ Genius
  70. Meaning Occipital Lobe Internal Speech 150 – 250 WPM Bad Reading Habits? Image (Reading speeds): 1. Failure to preview 2. Regression (Re-reading) 3. Poor vision span (word-by-word) 4. Vocalization and Internal Speech 5. Poor concentration
  72. Focus on Speed First!1 Your comprehension level will improve as you PRACTICE! Focus on increasing your reading speed first. Don’t worry if your comprehension level becomes lower, as you speed read at this stage. The comprehension level will improve as you practice.
  73. Use a Guide!2 PenFinger(s) Paper Regression and the duration of fixations can be minimized by using a guide. Keep your eye fixation above the tip of the guide used (dot on a paper). The guide should be used to maintain or increase the reading speed.
  74. Minimize Regression!3 To improve reading speed you must resist regression. When you force yourself to NOT jump back, you will increasingly become more focused. Whatever important that you missed or don’t understand early on is usually repeated again or understood later. So, don’t worry! Image (Reading speeds): Reducing regression tips:
  75. Increase Vision Span!4 Increase your vision span by processing more words in an eye fixation. Start with 2 words, and then increase as you practice (5 words, one line, one paragraph, etc.). Also, reduce the time for each fixation point as you practice (1 to 0.5 to 0.25 seconds). Image (Reading speeds):
  76. Smart Eye Movement!5 Start speed reading with 1 word in from the first and last word of each line, and end 1 word in from the last word. Then try 2,3, 4 words, etc. As your peripheral vision improves, you will accelerate your reading speed significantly by smartly reducing the time for eye movement.
  77. Stop/Reduce/Distract…6 Stop reading aloud and reduce internal speech, as it usually limits your reading speed to 150 – 250 WPM. You can distract your internal speech by repeating a particular phrase, word or number(s). Example: Saying ‘1,2,1,2’ while speed reading to distract the internal voice. Vocalization Internal Speech Meaning Occipital Lobe Internal Speech 150 – 250 WPM X Bla, bla bla, bla… Reading aloud Lipping Tongue Warbling Jawing Adam’s appling Diaphragming
  79. 6 THINKING
  80. Watch:
  81. Thinking Tools empower us to use our minds more systematically and effectively to generate new ideas, solve problems, make decisions and be more innovative. 5 Whys Fishbone Diagram Five Ws and H DISNEY METHODF-R-E-E-Writing Gap Analysis 6 Thinking Hats Snowball Technique SuperHeroes Mission Impossible Empathy Map Affinity Map SWOT Analysis Graphic Jam Visual Brainstorming Bodystorming Forced Ranking Dot Voting Force-Field Analysis Blue Ocean Strategy DESIGN THINKING Scamper
  83. "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
  84. THE DREAMER  What are you trying to make or achieve?  What excites and inspires you about it?  If you could wave a magic wand and do anything you like – what would you create? How would it look? What could you do with it? How would that make you feel? THE REALIST  What resources do you need to make this happen – people, money, materials and technology?  What’s your plan?  What obstacles will you face? How will you get round them? THE CRITIC/SPOILER At critical stages of the project, step back from your work and ask yourself:  How does this look? What about the big picture? And the fine detail? How do I feel when I examine it?  How would it look to a customer? A user? A member of the audience? The client? An expert in this field?  Is this the best I/we can do? What would make it better? The Disney Method Article:
  85. Use Different Spaces for Different Thinking… Source: …Moving from one room to another using spaces specifically for each stage. Rooms Focus Dreamer We develop ideas. Realist We make a plan to make the idea happen. Spoiler/ Critic We think about what can go wrong.
  86. “Even the SILLIEST IDEAS are taken seriously at Disney.” Source: Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park
  89. Design Thinking is a practical tool for integrating 21st century skills and an innovator’s mindset into the classroom, school and workplace.
  90. Source: Design Thinking Process…
  91. Why Use?  Teachers cultivate a creative mindset to develop rigorous and relevant programs for their students.  Allows students to fail fast and learn by doing rather than avoiding failure by striving for initial perfection.  Fosters the need to ask relevant questions versus giving correct answers.  It requires teachers to guide and show pupils instead of telling and lecturing. Source:
  92. Findings…  Increased student engagement and achievement.  Students take ownership over their learning and are better able to see the relevance of it.  Projects are actually implemented for an authentic purpose and audience, making learning more realistic and practical.  Students are more inspired to learn.  It instills' confidence in one’s ability to creatively solve problems. Source: Today’s disruptive jobmarket, we no longer know what we are preparing students for; design thinking teaches an approach and a process that they can apply to whatever pursuits they may choose.
  93. 7 SUMMARY
  94. Summary  Explore how the BRAIN learns.  Intensify your FOCUS before Learning.  Use MEMORY techniques to remember more.  Apply the SQ3R Study method to improve UNDERSTANDING.  Learn how to SPEED READ with comprehension and retention.  Use tools to empower critical, creative and innovative THINKING.  PRACTICE like an expert.
  95. Explore Super MRT Deeper…
  96. Zaid Ali Alsagoff Learning Innovation Specialist AQL Learning Innovation Consultancy