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Extract of The Purple View

The Purple View Book Extract:

 

“Everything we do at The Homework Club is designed to create a learning environment that students can enjoy.”

In the initial interview I look for patterns in Life through sports, home and school. What you are really seeing is peoples natural tendencies. In an ideal World we shouldn’t realise that we’re learning at all. One of the difficulties that I have with the conventional system is that we try to stamp these out. A great example of this is the 4-year-old Kid who doesn’t read well but uses the pictures in the book to give them a sense of what the story is about. When someone covers over the pictures they take away this visual way of taking in information which is that natural tendency of a visual learner. So the next 3 chapters are going to talk about these 3 natural ingredients that everybody has - which are potential, personality and aptitude.

Blue represents a Person’s true nature and potential within. It’s seen to be the colour of faith, truth, confidence and being exceptionally deep in nature.

We use Red as it’s seen to be the colour of energy, happiness, passion, determination, love, power and desire. We tend to have very negative associations with personality expression in the conventional school model - the negative associations with red are anger. We see this side of the personality apparently when people feel constrained in their behaviour and self-expression.

We have now successfully combined potential, personalities and aptitudes into 4 simple ways of working. The next 3 sections in this book are going to describe the outcomes and amazing results that happen when you use this approach.

We use Yellow - Yellow is seen to be the colour of joy and intellect - we classically find people clever because of their skills - classically I believe we see people as “normal” when they have one of two multiply intelligence, linguistic or mathematical - these are what I generally assess. But I believe truly clever people have a grasp of their multiplicity. Your aptitudes alone are not enough to make you smart. You have to realise them and approach tasks in the best way for you.

The box - everyone has this idea that they would like to all “fit-in” and be the same as everyone else - it’s like a giant box we all belong to. So I decided with this method to create one “box” but the difference is that everyone is different in the box and has their own place. They can still be themselves while fitting in. I think of it more like a house with all the doors and windows open where everyone can just come on in - a box still seems a little constraining. But the yellow box in the middle of this picture is one where everyone can be happy as how they really are.

This yellow "box" for me is now the Expression Developist™ Concept, the next instalment of The Purple View that I am currently writing and will be available very shortly! Why we need a new objective in education.

In the mean time enjoy The Purple View. Link to The Purple View

Dr Naoisé O'Reilly (Expression Developist™)

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Expression Developist™ – A new genre of education

Expression Developist™

A new genre of education. We focus so much on success of results - but what are results and what is success? What are the real points of learning?

Expression: It exists in all ways, verbal, mathematical, physical, artistic, interaction, emotional, musical, facial, genetically, kinaesthetically and so on. It is simply a way to communicate.

A Developist is someone who takes ideas that already exist but moulds and utilises them in a new profound way to help achieve new approaches, ideas, inventions, initiatives and many, many more possibilities. Taking the ideas of the world to a new place.

To very simply and importantly learn to express oneself in a way that takes them to success in whatever field they have aptitudes. Reaching your true potential by being able to communicate with the world in your unique way.

Your true expression will of course be fundamentally made up from your personality. No two people express themselves in the same way and hence no two people learn to do this in the same way. Expression is the fundamental basis for all education. On the flip side, Lack of expression can also be seen as the root of all difficulties within this environment.

Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly (Expression Developist™)

   

Introduction

Welcome to the Confidence Club

One step closer to fulfilling a personal dream of mine - "to make school a happier, creative, more successful and enjoyable place for all students, regardless of their differences"... Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly

There is always a balance between making long term changes in education and supporting those people currently in the system!

One of the many reasons why Students attending The Homework Club become so successful is because of the awareness they have of their own Potential, Personality and Learning Style and how these effect their own educational success. Every Student at The Homework Club is set-up to work to their best abilities within the environment through an initial interview.

The Confidence Club now offers this service to everybody, especially those restricted through distance and who aren't able to attend our classes at The Homework Club.

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