Your brain is made up of a trillion brain cells. Each brain cell is like the most phenomenally complex little octopus. It has a center, it has many branches, and each branch has many connecting points. And each one of those billions of brain cells is many times more powerful and sophisticated than most of the computers around the planet today. Each one of these brain cells connects and embraces hundreds of thousands of others. And they shuttle information back and forward.
It’s been called an enchanted loom, the most astounding, complex beautiful thing in existence. And each person has one.
How do we make the most of it’s great ability? First learn how it works. How does memory work? How does concentration work? What is the best way to learn and to teach? Start your brain exploration and you will come up with some interesting surprises.
First, you have three distinct brains in one.
Next, you have seven different intelligence centers. The first two are highly valued in traditional education.
Next, let’s look at how our brain stores information. As a patterning device, the brain almost certainly has no equal.
The brain stores information by making great use of associations. Every person’s brain has an association cortex. It can link up like with like, from different memory banks. Learning to store information in patterns and with strong association is probably the first step toward developing your brain’s untapped ability.
Many researchers are now convinced that we can absorb information much more quickly and effectively when our brains are in a state of relaxed alertness.
Let’s next look at learning techniques that utilize our knowledge of how the brain works. Some of the new techniques go by a variety of names: suggestopedia, neuro linguistic programming and integrative accelerated learning.
But the best combine these three things: they’re fun, fast and fulfilling. And the best involve relaxation, action, stimulation, emotion and enjoyment.
From the best research all good training and education programs involve six key principles. Not surprisingly, each of these principles works best for an adult in almost the same way it works for a small child, when learning develops quickly and easily through exploration and fun. Each of us has an individual, preferred way of learning that suits us best.
And they work best when they are delivered by a teacher who is an involver – not a lecturer – who as a facilitator, orchestrates these factors.
When you learn the techniques that exactly match your personal learning style, you will be learning in the way that is most natural for you. Because it is natural, it is easier, it is faster. That’s why we call it Accelerated Learning.
When teachers or trainers use the same six steps, they ensure the learning experience is complete. When both learner and teacher work in the same six-step sequence, they are able to collaborate fully to ensure learning is enjoyable, effective and fast.
And since corporations learn like people, the same six principles of Accelerated Learning can be used to insure that organizations learn better and faster.