This book has been written to help parents and families learn together more effectively in a complex world. For the home and its immediate environment offer wonderful opportunities for discovery, exploration, play, education and learning. Every parent wants the best for their child. They want their children to do well at school and to get a good job. They want them to be happy, to realise their talents. But sometimes they do not know how best they can help. Sometimes they do not have the right words, or they are not sure how to give their children the lift up that they need. This book will provide parents with questions, answers, activities and tips on how to help their child succeed.
Bill Lucas, a leading international expert on life-long learning, shows that while we have learned more about how the brain works in the last decade than we have ever known, only a fraction of this is grasped and applied by most people. Power Up Your Mind applies this practical knowledge for the first time and shows you how to learn. Drawing on research from a wide variety of subject areas, from neuroscience to psychology, from motivation theory to accelerated learning, from memory to diet, this book shows how everyone has the capacity to succeed and how most people use only a very small portion of their talents. For learning to be effective, an understanding of how the brain works is essent...
We have reached a turning point in our development as a species. In the coming decades we face significant global challenges in terms of climate change, biodiversity, food and water resources and violent extremism. At the local level, these seem like crazy times, with the speed of change accelerating faster than ever. In rEvolution, best-selling author Bill Lucas suggests some of the ways we can all succeed in today's complex world. 150 years after Charles Darwin invented the concept of natural selection, Bill argues that the rules of evolution are changing. To thrive in our current crazy world we need a new kind of "mind-ware".Specifically we need to develop our adaptive intelligence. Drawing on new and emerging sciences and using approaches previously applied in other domains, this book describes some of the practical steps you can take at home, at school, in the workplace and in the wider community to ensure that you can constantly adapt to new circumstances. Bill's analysis, optimism and suggestions for practical learning make this an essential addition to the book shelf of all thoughtful questioning members of the species!
Does your family ever drive you mad? Would you like yours to get on better and be happier? Families are becoming more complicated and, for many, living is increasingly stresful as parents juggle working responsibilities with family care. Bill Lucas, with Dr Stephen Briers, draws on proven research to introduce approaches that can transform your life. Discover the nature of happiness and how to develop positive feelings in your daily life. Learn how to create a positive environment for your children and family. Adopt effective strategies to overcome challenges. Understand how you react to situations in your family life.
This captivating book goes where other history books fear to tread: history’s military blunders. Often though, more is learned from failure than triumph. Iconic battles covered include the Battle of New Orleans, the Battle of Antietam, The Battle of Little Bighorn, and the Battle of Stalingrad, among many others. Each account focuses on precisely what went wrong, the strategic failings as well as the human ones, in an effort to educate readers on the consequences of military engagement. This book is a perfect addition for Core Curriculum studies in world history.