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Learner increases marks by 60% using pictures to study

Aaron[1] in Grade 7 increased his marks for History and Geography from 10% to 70% in one term using pictures to learn.  Impossible, you say?  Nope.  Here’s his story. At the end of term 1 with a History and Geography mark of 10% Aaron’s mom, Theresa[2], was very worried.  The school called her in to […]

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How to be the worst facilitator in the world

We are all fascinated by success.  It takes dedication to achieve the highest level in your field.  It takes years of practice and honing your skill.  It’s something to revere. But… what fascinates me even more is getting it completely wrong.  The people who are the worst at things – now that’s really interesting.  I […]

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Use a picture to tell the story

A thousand words I’m fascinated with visual metaphors. A picture is a great way to explain a concept.  The picture above is a visual metaphor that I designed with a client to explain the role of the coach (the blue person) in making sense of the conversation of the coachee (the red person). We were […]

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Learn, un-learn, re-learn, repeat In October 2017 I was sitting in the reception room of the music department at Wits University.  I was sweating profusely, not just because of the heat of the day, but because of overwhelming anxiety.  In 10 minutes, I was scheduled to go into the exam room to play my Grade 2 violin exam.  I [...]
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We finish each other’s…sandwiches?

My 9-year old son knows everything.  At least, he thinks he does.  Arguably he is an intelligent youngster.  But he has an annoying habit of finishing my sentences. Example:  I would say “I think we can play some…” and he will finish with “Xbox?”  “No,” I would seethe.  “Chess.  I was going to say chess!”  […]

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How to draw a headstone

When having discussions on “what we need to bury in order to move forward, the icon of a headstone is valuable.  And it is easy to draw. I have used it in discussions on mortality for an insurance company;  what in their leadership behaviours is causing employees to disengage; and how to decrease refugee mortality […]

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Practical tips for live graphic recording

When I started out with graphic recording, I worried about how to plan for recording a session or a talk when you have no idea what to expect.  With patience and practise things do get easier – but there are a couple of rules and tips that I’d like to share with you. 1.  Start […]

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How to draw GROWTH
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