Simply Learning - Ann Grindrod

... developing people differently

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Brain-friendly learning encompasses many leading theories about communication and learning – click here for more details about what it means for us.

In summary, we consider brain-friendly learning has three essential elements:

  • Knowledge and application of cutting edge brain-based research.
  • Application of creativity at all stages – from initial contact with learners through to evaluation of learning at all levels.
  • A robust and flexible process, embracing all leading learning and communication models, which works for every learning application, and which seamlessly links left-brain thinking with right-brain creativity.

Collectively, we call these elements The Bridge Model.

Our primary aim in the design and delivery of any learning application is for the learner to get personal and / or workplace results. The key to this achievement is to ensure that learning is successfully stored in learners’ long-term memory. The photos below demonstrate some of the methods we employ, based on The Bridge Model, to achieve this aim.

Learning quotes
Quotes and visuals enable learning to be absorbed non-consciously

outdoor scene

Going outside

Outdoor scene

stimulates thinking!

People being a brain
Learning about the brain by being a brain!
The five senses theory
First Bandler + Grinder's theory of multi-sensory inputs ....
The five senses practice
... then the practice!
Multiple intelligence theory
Reviewing learning using Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences
Multiple intelligence theory
Jigsaw of the learning process
Colour and pictures help to fit the learning process together
Brain friendly toys
5 reasons to use toys -

  • helps kinesthetic learners to concentrate.
  • provides a memory anchor to the learning topic.
  • stimulates the nerve endings which keep the brain awake.
  • positive emotions release endorphins (happy hormones).
  • gives learners a small gift linked to the training theme.