August 22, 2014

‘Mind Your Brain’ tour of NZ with Terry Small.

The Firelight Foundation proudly presents the

‘Mind Your Brain’ tour with Terry Small.

Terry Small a.k.a. “The Brain Man” is described as Canada’s #1 Learning expert and is touring NZ for the first time ever in March! An experienced teacher of all ages through to adult level, Terry is a sought after International speaker who will leave you astounded at the wonders of the human brain while giving practical tips to help your brain work more efficiently. Over 175 000 people have attended Terry’s seminars worldwide and he comes highly recommended by those on the USA speaker circuit. Scroll down to the bottom to read a short article by Terry.

Registrations are due to go live next week so if you haven’t already, send an email to firelight@learnex.co.nz and you will added to the mailing list. Terry will be speaking in Auckland, Palmerston North, and Christchurch.  The “Learning with the Brain in Mind” tour is brought to you by the Firelight Foundation, a not for profit organisation committed to bringing quality international speakers to New Zealand. Past speakers have included: Steve Demme, Dr Jay Wile, Sally Clarkson, Jim Weiss and Andrew Pudewa.

Pricing will vary from centre to centre but has been dramatically cut for this tour as Terry has been willing to waive his standard appearance fee for these homeschooling events (after some arm twisting!) which means his loss is our gain. : -  Further information will be posted next week. Save some supervisory allowance if you haven’t already spent it on violin lessons!

Volunteers needed

The Firelight Foundation is a not for profit organisation which aims to support home educating parents so this is an opportunity for  you to give something back and help organise an event in return for reduced or  free entry.  Last conference had 400+ attendees so we simply cannot function without your help!

Available jobs:

Registration coordinator for Auckland – computer skills (Word, Excel & email) and adept record keeping are a must for this

Sponsorship

Helpers on the day (Auckland) – kitchen roster (this is an excellent job for teenagers!) carparking attendants, handing out notes, AV desk, welcomers, registration desk etc.

Cleaner (Auckland) – this is a paid position

If any of these sound like you (or your teens), please email fusfam@learnex.co.nz

Sponsors

Tours of this magnitude cost into the tens of thousands of dollars so we are currently looking for sponsors for all three events. You may choose to sponsor all three centres or just one centre. Sponsors will receive publicity on all outgoing emails, web links and/or email links, acknowledgement in the printed programme, verbal mention at the venue and wall display space/powerpoint. Please contact me off list to discuss this if you are interested or know someone else who would be. We are limiting the number of sponsors so don’t miss out.

Dates

Palmerston North (combined with Curriculum Fair) – Thursday 11 March

Reformed Church, Ruahine Street

Times & contact details to be advised

Auckland – Friday 12 (evening) & Saturday 13 March

Details to be advised (venue will be in Manukau City)

Christchurch – Wednesday 17 (afternoon & evening) & Thursday 18 March

Full childcare programme available. Further details to be advised.

Further Information

Further information about the topics covered in each centre as well as registration details will be posted next week. In the meantime, please circulate this information to your home education networks. We’d like to offer the opportunity to home education families before opening this up to the wider public.

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The Mind Your Brain tour is brought to you with the help of the following organizations:

www.excellenceinwriting.co.nz

Superior Resources to Excel in Learning

www.learnex.co.nz

Suppliers of Singapore maths and more

www.tisa.co.nz

Below is an article written by Terry to whet your appetite.

By Terry Small a.k.a. “The Brain Guy”

Family Concern recently completed a study involving three groups of young people. One group was consistently praised for previous performance, another group was criticized, and the third group was ignored. Those who were praised improved dramatically, those who were criticized also improved (but not as much), and the group that was ignored barely improved at all. Charles Schwab said, “I have yet to find the person – however exalted his or her station – who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.” By the same token young people who are raised in a spirit of praise and approval are going to be happier, more productive, and more obedient than those who are constantly criticized. We become, in large part, what we think about. Therefore, the input into a teenager’s mind is very important.

Here is a great tip: The two most powerful times for this input is early in the morning and late at night. Some psychologists have estimated that the first encounter of a significant nature that you have each day has more impact than the next five encounters as far as your thinking and your attitude are concerned. With this in mind, it is extremely important that these first and last encounters of the day with your kids be positive. These are great times for specific, well-earned praise

Congratulations on learning something about your brain today. The Brain Bulletin goes out to almost 20,000 people worldwide and is committed to help to do just that. If you missed any Brain Bulletins you can find them in the Brain Bulletin Archive:

Brain Bulletin Archive

Something great and ongoing for your brain:

Follow the Brainguy on Twitter:

You can join Terry Small’s 400 followers for free on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/terrysmall

Auckland Home Educators Conference 2009: Sat 19 September

Auckland: Sat 19 September 2009

http://www.aheconference.org.nz/

Diana Waring is coming to Auckland!

Diana

Auckland Home Educators Conference 2009

Registrations now OPEN!

Date : 19 September 2009

Venue: Windsor Park Centre, 550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay, North
Shore

click here for map

Cost for AHE Members: $35 single, $45 couple

Non-AHE members*: $50 single, $60 couple

Outside of AK attendees: $40 single, $50 couple

(Outside AK is north of Wellsford, south of Pukekohe)

*Join AHE for $20 and make use of our member rates.

Early birds (paid by 31 July) get into their preferred workshops
(room permitting), and reduce the above rates by $5.

Registration: Online at www.ahe.org.nz/conference-form

Payment:  Internet banking: A/C name – Auckland Home Educators Inc.

A/C number – 12-3011-0543821-01

(Put family name in reference field; and MEM in another field if joining AHE)

Cheque: Make out to Auckland Home Educators Inc. and post to:

AHE conference at 47 Anderson Ave, Point England, Auckland 1072

(Include your filled in registration form or you can use the online registration form).

Auckland Home Educators Inc (AHE) is a non-profit, democratic, volunteer-run organisation dedicated to providing networking opportunities and representation for home educators from the Auckland Region.

The conference organising team has worked hard to offer you a balanced programme, catering for all ages and stages, styles and beliefs, and we hope you will find something to whet your appetite and interest, whatever your style of home educating. Sessions which are particularly faith-based are marked as such. We are expecting places to fill up fast, so you are advised to get in early as numbers are limited.

We are gearing up for an exciting time. You can expect to be encouraged, refreshed and inspired after listening to this fantastic line up of speakers. Hope to see you there.

Please click on the links below for

(All these files are in pdf format, you can download an Adobe reader here to view them.)

Contact Us (AHE)

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Vendors Attending

Better Way Books

Diana Waring History Alive

Home Education Foundation

Integrated Education

Learnex Home Education Supplies

Mad Hatter Books

Supreme 4 Learning Books

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Sponsors:


Phone: (06) 364 7687

Email: youngvalue@gmail.com

Web site (under construction): http://www.longacrecatering.co.nz

LONGACRE CATERING Ltd is a complete mobile dining experience.  We provide the kitchen and dining facilities at the destination of your choice.  We can cater for almost any function in a number of different styles.  Weddings - staff functions – family gatherings – 21st’s – logistical support -

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The Latest New Edition of Diana Waring Curriculum Now Available

Secure your order of this outstanding resourceat the most favourable prices by ordering now.

Last shipment before September Conferences 2009 .

Order from

www.cesbooks.co.nz

Email: cesbooks@intouch.co.nz

Phone : (09) 410 3933

Grace Green Creative Memories Consultant

Grace Green – Creative Memories consultant
Website: http://mycmsite.co.nz/gracegreen
Phone: 06 878 0058
Helping people organise and display their photographs

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Star 4 Health

Rose Lee – Independent distributor of health and nutrition products.

Ph/Text: 027 260 ROSE (027 260 7673) or email: wairererose@gmail.com

Preview my range at: http://www.star4health.co.nz and quote “Rose” as reference if ordering from there

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Phoenix Trading: Ruth Stormer
Independent Phoenix Trader
Beautiful cards and giftwrap at an affordable price
Check out the website http://www.phoenixtrading.com
email ruth.stormer@gmail.com for your free brochure


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To become a sponsor of this event please email Barbara at DianaWaringPN@hef.org.nz or phone (06)357-4399


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Living Learning and Laughing Conference
Australia / New Zealand 2009

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Sat 19 Sept 2009-Diana Waring Conference-Auckland

Sat 19 Sept 2009


Diana Waring

Living, Laughing and Learning


Auckland


Venue: Windsor Park Baptist Church, 550 East Coast Rd., Mairangi Bay, North Shore City

Contact: Beth from 1 July: registrations@ahe.org.nz or http://www.ahe. org.nz

“Not Just Your Average Genius”

“History via the Scenic Route”

“Actively ENGAGE Learning and Actually ENJOY Learning”

“Indispensable Ingredient” (this will be a workshop elective suitable for a Christian audience)

We will also hold other workshop sessions covering a variety of topics for you to choose from…..


SEE YOU THERE!

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Sponsors:

The Latest New Edition of Diana Waring Curriculum Now Available

Secure your order of this outstanding resourceat the most favourable prices by ordering now.

Last shipment before September Conferences 2009 .

Order from

www.cesbooks.co.nz

Email: cesbooks@intouch.co.nz

Phone : (09) 410 3933

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Grace Green – Creative Memories consultant
06 878 0058
Helping people organise and display their photographs.

To become a sponsor of this event please email Barbara DianaWaringPN@hef.org.nz or phone (06)357-4399

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Living Learning and Laughing Conference
Australia / New Zealand 2009


Wed 16 Sept 2009-Diana Waring Conference-Hastings

Wed 16 Sept 2009


Diana Waring

Living, Laughing and Learning Conference


Hastings


Venue: Reformed Church of Hastings, Florence St.

Cost: $5 per family per session.

Contact: Nellie: (06) 874-8545, DianaWaringHastings@hef.org.nz

Programme

3:30pm — The Indispensable Ingredient—Diana Waring

7:30pm — Actively ENGAGE Learning & Actually ENJOY Learning! – Diana Waring

http://www.dianadownunder.com/Hastings.html

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Sponsors:

The Latest New Edition of Diana Waring Curriculum Now Available

Secure your order of this outstanding resourceat the most favourable prices by ordering now.

Last shipment before September Conferences 2009 .

Order from

www.cesbooks.co.nz

Email: cesbooks@intouch.co.nz

Phone : (09) 410 3933

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Grace Green – Creative Memories consultant
06 878 0058
Helping people organise and display their photographs.

To become a sponsor of this event please email Barbara DianaWaringPN@hef.org.nz or phone (06)357-4399

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Living Learning and Laughing Conference
Australia / New Zealand 2009


Tuesday 15 Sept 2009 Diana Waring conference Palmerston North

Tuesday 15 Sept 2009


Diana Waring

Living, Laughing and Learning Conference


Palmerston North


Venue: Reformed Church, 541 Ruahine St., Palmerston North

Cost: Early Bird Rates (cut off 31 July): $20 single; $25 family. Regular Rates: $30 single; $40 family.

Time: 9am to 4:30pm

Contact: Barbara, (06) 357-4399, DianaWaringPN@hef.org.nz.


Programme

8:45am — Registration, browse tables

9am — Welcome & Notices

9:15-10:45am — Not Just Your Average Genius - Diana Waring

11:00-12:30 — 3 Electives

1. The Indispensable Ingredient – Christian perspective. Diana Waring

2. Homeschooling the secondary years – with Craig Smith

3. Getting started and keeping Going  in Home Education – with Barbara Smith

12:30-1:00 – BYO lunch. Drinks provided, look at stands

1:00-2:30 – Actively ENGAGE Learning & Actually ENJOY Learning! – Diana Waring

2:30-3:00 – Afternoon Tea, look at stands

3:00-4:30 - Panel Discussion

Bill and Diana Waring, Craig and Barbara Smith plus two others. Bring your questions, write out questions during Diana talks - this is often the highlight of the workshop

4:30 End/looking at stands

There will be new and second hand materials available as well.

Book Sellers with a stand:

Home Education Foundation http://hef.org.nz

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Sponsors:

Grace Green – Creative Memories consultant
06 878 0058
Helping people organise and display their photographs.

To become a sponsor of this event please email Barbara DianaWaringPN@hef.org.nz or phone (06)357-4399

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Living Learning and Laughing Conference
Australia / New Zealand 2009