Super-learning Tools for Children and Adults: Discovering Natural Genius
The classical world saw reading speeds that double our contemporary rates. Students in older societies had a level of comprehension almost unbelievable now. Even colonial America had literacy rates and intellectual skills that are missing today.
The difference? A positive (alpha-state) approach and a handful of learning tools that made for brilliant students into the early 20th Century (some classical elementary schools still had them as late as the 1950s) – but disappeared with “modern” education.
Why? “Modern” education ignored the 1960s University of Minnesota studies showing that children learn in creative and cooperative environments, which put students in the learning brain state: alpha.
The present system puts a child’s brain into the anxious beta state (one reason we have drugged and suicidal students at younger and younger ages), where learning is at best inhibited – in spite of teachers who want to teach and children who want to learn.
This seminar reintroduces the learning tools that can double reading speeds and deepen comprehension for students of any age – tools that were even the subject of popular books and talk shows in the late 20th Century but ignored by the present educational system.
Bringing these tools back can both revolutionize the present system – which already has reformers climbing all over it – and make even modern classroom experiences a joy for students.
One important point: the alpha-approach to learning can begin even before a child is born. Parents using these tools, even before children can walk or talk, will bring out the child’s natural genius – with or without the school system. Brilliance is guaranteed.
Chris Largent has taught university-level philosophy and has consulted to regional businesses and governments for over forty years.
At the University of Delaware and Widener University and Law School, he taught courses on the histories of philosophy and religion, life philosophies, ethics, logic, business ethics, nursing ethics, and critical thinking.
He continues to be an advisor for interfaith studies and graduate degrees on mysticism.
He has given seminars at the New York Open Center, the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, the School for Practical Philosophy in New York, Chicago’s Crossroads Center for Faith and Work, the World Business Academy, the Global Structures Convocation in Washington DC, the American Academy of Religion, the Foundation for Global Community in Palo Alto, the Wainwright House in New York, the Global Renaissance Alliance in Seattle, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, the American Society for Quality Management, and the famed treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona, the Meadows.
Chris now directs and teaches for the Seventh Academy (www.theseventhacademy.org) in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.