Here you will find articles, most of which focus on aspects of goal achievement, learning and teaching. I’ve pulled together the articles from the old website that are still read widely. You’ll just have to excuse old references! Over time as new articles are added, I’ll be sure to notify you. I just have a commitment to write a few books before then. Enjoy.
If you have a long list of goals or tasks you successfully and repeatedly avoid, even though you’ve done all the good goal setting and planning courses, then this article will give you a new understanding.
For anyone who has found that sometimes the positive benefits of achieving a goal fails to motivate you. This article discusses how focusing on the positive benefits of achieving a goal may not be compelling enough to motivate your behaviour in the present time.
For anyone who has confronted unexpected events impinging upon the actions they are taking toward their goals (such as, illness, travel, work commitments and so on) and as a result the goal has been abandoned.
By Paul Hankin. For those looking for a few good quick strategies to apply when you just can’t seem to get going. This article is contribution from one of my past students.
By Pam Potter. For anyone who finds that FEAR or ANXIETY is standing in the way of achieving their goals. The best way to illustrate how the strategies in Stephanie’s book Move Closer, Stay Longer can be applied to any learning/goal situation where fear emerges as an issue.
Lots of people read about Baxter’s adventure learning to swim and asked for an update. Pam, Baxter’s Mum obliged.
For anyone involved in a new learning situation, or who plans to soon re-enter a new learning situation. This article is appropriate for students of all ages.
For anyone who regularly takes notes in conferences, meetings, or while studying. Notes serve an important purpose in the area of learning and remembering.
For anyone who is finding it difficult to be efficient with information on the Internet. Also, for those using the Internet for content this may help how you think about your design.
For teachers of all stripes. There are times, when we as teachers, throw away our principles in order to achieve our teaching goals. In these instances we can harm the confidence of our students.
For anyone who finds their goals and efforts are negatively affected by what other people think, be that Mum or friends or colleagues.
By Pat Parelli (annotated by Stephanie Burns, Ph.D.) For all trainers, teachers, managers, parents! Oh, and all dog, parrot and horse owners (you know, those pets with attitude!).
For all teachers and learners. From 2000-2005 I worked with the Parelli Natural Horsemanship organisation. This experience working with instructors and student horsemen deepened all aspects of my understanding of human behaviour in the context of learning.