Using student mastermind groups to enhance learning and to boost grades.
This article is about enhanced learning, students, student learning, study groups, brainstorming, student collaboration, mastermind groups, peer group pressure, student motivation, student success
Copyright 2006 Lisabeth Protherough
Mastermind groups are a great and easy way for students to boost their grades. They help both you and others at the same time. You need to find a group of like-minded students who are prepared to share their current level of knowledge and success. It is absolutely vital that you are all equally committed to making the group a success and about from here”>from that you can leverage each other’s success. Then the magic can really start to happen. Together, willing and able minds can create something far, far bigger than themselves. And that’s the enormous value of a Mastermind Group.
Mastermind groups aren’t a new idea at all. Great politicians and business people from history such as Theodore Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, Napoleon Hill, Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, Winston Churchill, Dale Carnegie all understood and applied the great power of collective thinking, of brainstorming and sharing.
Anthony Robbins, best selling self-development author and guru, describes this as the power of ‘Team’. He says that ‘People’s lives are a direct reflection of the expectations of their peer group’ and urges people to ‘Join a group which challenges you and makes you grow’. Armed with this knowledge, make sure that you choose the people in your peer group very, very carefully.
Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, wrote, “No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible, intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.”
Napoleon Hill spent his life teaching people that two minds are better than one and that 10 minds can yield electrifying results. He didn’t necessarily have students in mind when he wrote this, but it can be applied equally well in education as in the business world.
Small Mastermind groups are best, as they allow EVERYONE to participate and get value from the brainstorming sessions.
And by ONLY accepting like-minded members who are truly “equals” in success, everyone feels comfortable sharing and brainstorming… and everyone gets VALUE from the meetings and is therefore motivated to continue participating.
With the feedback mastermind group members receive from their peers… the new possibilities you’re exposed to… the tremendous insight you gain… and the intense motivation that is the inevitable result of such a collaboration, you can’t help but walk away in a better position with more knowledge!
Find a group of like-minded students who share your current level of knowledge and your aspiration to succeed… and let it help you grow to the next level.
Don’t put it off. Do it today!
Traditional Mastermind groups have always been face to face. However, the pressure of busy life today means that this is not always possible. An ideal alternative is to use customised chat forums for students. You could keep your group private or you could invite new members in as long as they satisfy the needs of all of the current group members.
Student Success Solutions has a specialised Forum, which is an ideal solution for on-line Mastermind groups. You would need to subscribe to Student Success Solutions. It costs nothing and you get a free report worth ($19) entitled “Enhance your learning beyond all recognition”. You then get a monthly Student Success Solutions newsletter and access to the student Forum.
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