The Brain Box book coverThis blog was originally an extension of our publication The Brain Box an essential guide to learning techniques and self-motivation.

In addition to posts containing new ideas and techniques for students, parents and teachers, the blog has evolved to include information relating to communication and presentation skills, pertinent to all walks of life.


How to Revise 1: Build a Story

In school recently, my 6 year old was given ten words.  Ten words to learn by Friday. They were: jacket, giraffe, gem, adjust, jar, join, energy, jog, magic and giant. At first, this seemed like an impossible task:  G. wanted to know the answers to some understandable questions: Why is ‘jacket’ spelt with an e, not […]

I am a List Maniac! Goals or Black Holes?

10th February 2016 | Tim Benton | Revision, Motivation

I don’t know about you, but I sometime struggle with motivation. That might seem like a strange confession from a motivational speaker and writer, but it’s true.  Sometimes I don’t seem to be able to get started. It’s easy to mistake this for laziness – I don’t do anything because I’m lazy.  Well that’s not […]

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