Most of what we know today about how the human brain functions has been learned only very recently. In just the past few years, the amount of brain research in the world has increased tremendously. The sheer number of neuroscientists now devoting considerable time, energy and resources to the study of the inner workings of the brain is remarkable.
These ongoing studies and phenomenal technological advances in the field have led to startling discoveries, turning conventional wisdom about how we use our heads practically upside down. It's time for us now to take this new-found knowledge and apply it to how we think, learn and communicate. Just as we know what kinds of foods and exercise can help us perform better physically, we also know what kinds of ideas and principles we need to help us perform better mentally.
This is a book about the way we use our brains –– or, at least, the way we should use our brains –– to face and manage issues we deal with daily. By combining much of what we know from the disciplines of brain research, learning theory and the communication field, Brian Thwaits offers innovative yet practical suggestions that will give those three-pound organs inside our heads an adjustment that will not just invigorate and revitalize them, but will actually change how we think, remember and share information with each other.
After reading The Big Learn, you will have made the happy discovery that your brain is capable of much, much more than you ever thought possible.
Brian Thwaits is a dynamic and immensely entertaining 'brain trainer', a learning and communication whiz with a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors. Brian first demonstrated his flair for performance as an award-winning educator and is now an acclaimed professional speaker who engages both the hearts and minds of his listeners — so they leave his presentations with sides splitting from laughter and heads bursting with ideas. A former educator with over 30 years of teaching and training experience, he began his academic career by winning a national student award at Lakehead University and concluded it by receiving the President's Award for Excellence from Mohawk College for his work both at the institution and in the community.
Brian is one of Canada's most accomplished and respected professional speakers, delivering presentations to the Department of Education in Hong Kong, the Learning Brain Expo in San Diego, Microsoft Canada in Toronto, the Athena Foundation in Chicago, the Canadian Police College in Ottawa, and Washington Mutual Bank in Anaheim — to name just a few organizations from an extensive international client list that is rapidly expanding as his reputation and success continue to grow.
His sessions cleverly combine the latest information from the disciplines of brain research, learning theory and the communication field to suggest innovative and practical approaches to issues we face in the workplace, in the classroom, and in our personal lives. Thousands of people from all walks of life have experienced Brian's unique and thought-provoking take on the way we think, learn and communicate.
Audiences and readers rave!
Please visit www.brainspeaker.com for more information about Brian Thwaits and his brain-training presentations.