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Total Quality Education

ICAL's 14 Points of Total Quality Education are adapted from Deming's Total Quality Management principles.  They were created in the year 2000 and are as meaningful today as they were a decade ago.  For education to be meaningful in a rapidly changing world, we must get our educational systems right.

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Total Quality Education


The Accelerative Learning Road Less Traveled

In our quick change society, deep change is rarely considered as an option.  Yet deep change is the path we choose in order to ensure long-term lasting change with high positive impact for students.  We design our courses so that they work with any teacher and any student.  This requires a design model that can be used by anyone, and not only the person who creates it.  In the field of Accelerative Learning, creating that design model is the road less traveled.  

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The Accelerative Learning Road Less Traveled


Accelerative Learning in Action: ESL in the Construction Industry

Many corporations are facing an increasing need for language training for non-English speaking employees.  In 2003, Baker Concrete Construction, Inc., realized the need for an ESL program.  In previous training efforts, these employees did not experience success with traditional ESL classes.  Karen Gentry-Sizemore led the development and implementation of a customized Accelerative Learning ESL Program.

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Accelerative Learning in Action: ESL in the Construction Industry


Nonverbal Classroom Management

Talk less. Teach More!  Nonverbal Classroom Management: Group Strategies that work.  This article is from a book for teachers written by a teacher: Pearl Nitsche.  It has been proven that over 82% of a teacher's communication with students in the classroom is nonverbal.  The theory  and techniques are based on the tenets of Neurolinguistic Programming.

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Nonverbal Classroom Management: Group Strategies that Work.


Creating an Income-Generating Training Department

To create an income-generating training department requires significant changes in the way your company thinks about how to use its training department and how it will design, implement, and measure its training programs.  In this article, ICAL  outlines the steps to creating an income-generating training department and how results are measured.  Although the process is rigorous, the payoff is significant, because any company can use it to turn its training department into a revenue-producing asset.

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Creating an Income-Generating Training Department


Accelerated Learning

What if you could learn a lot more, a lot faster, and have a lot more fun doing it?  You can. Accelerated Learning is one of the most exciting and effective applications of the new learning theories, and it's revolutionizing learning in schools, corporations, and living rooms all over the world.

Based on the work of Bulgarian psychiatrist Georgi Lozanov, who developed the theory of "suggest-opedia," and Dr. Evelyna Gateva, a language educator, accelerated learning also incorporates Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences theory  and the power of the arts.

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Accelerated Learning in Context


Accelerated Learning at Mellon Bank
 
"This is the best-kept secret in the training world."   Mellon Bank's Retail Training Department incorporated the Accelerated Learning methodology into both instructional design and  delivery of training for its entire curriculum.

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Accelerated Learning at Mellon Bank


Music at the International Center for Accelerative Learning

This paper describes a number of ways music contributes to the ICAL methodology.  This is a good place to begin accessing the greater potential of the students’ capacity to learn.

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Music at the International Center for Accelerative Learning


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