In the Brain Science, Brain expert Scientist Terry Small told that the key to Learning “ Success is a Learned Skill, Learning to learn is the most important skill a person can acquire ”
# Drink water to keep your Brain Hydrated.
# Pay attention to good nutrition and eat deeply coloured foods such as blackberries.
# Review material within 72 hours and use the question / answer system to make notes on paper about your reading. Write questions & answers on either side of flash cards.
# Stop studying when you are able to teach the material to somebody else.
“Turn to the person beside you, shake their hand and say, „You‟re a genius,‟” Terry Small instructs an audience of parents, teachers and students at Point Grey Secondary School in Vancouver. Feet shuffle, there are awkward grins between strangers, a few people laugh. But soon, everyone in the room hears that they‟re a genius.
The desire to be a genius, after all, is why people come to hear Small. He is a fitness instructor for the brain, best known in the Lower Mainland for his motivational speeches about brain science and learning techniques. School boards, principals and parent advisory
councils hire him to deliver a bubbly mix of science facts, pop psychology and enthusiasm to teachers doing professional development or students concerned about grades. “For a lot of years we‟ve been into physical fitness. Now it‟s time to look after our brains,” he says. A former public school teacher and counselor at the University of British Columbia‟s study skills center for reading, writing and study, he spends his days talking about how brain science is the key to learning.
Small, who has a master‟s education degree in reading strategies, collects information and then applies it to audiences with the peppy enthusiasm a physical fitness trainer might use to motivate overweight clients. From a home-based business, he gives talks to large groups on how to get better grades for US$45 per family, and runs speed-reading seminars for US$59 per person.
At each presentation, he also sells merchandise, from Baroque music (which he says helps the brain study) to books on brain science.
“He‟s really a performer,” says William Narvey, whose family attended a Vancouver seminar on grades when his son entered high school four years ago. “He‟s really good at entertaining you.”