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Posted by Derren Brown News April 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm talks about how Rawlett Community Sports College in the UK used varying techniques to try and motivate students into achieving better grades, and learning more efficiently.

They redesigned their Year 11 student strategy to include motivational support for the children, notably amongst the key elements were methods on how to revise better, specifically it mentions Derren Brown’s methods.

Via iTricks

April 25, 2009 at 10:51 pm
John says:

Well it certainly helps me. I’m doing biomedical science and I’d be doing a lot worse if I hadn’t read Tricks of the Mind.

April 25, 2009 at 11:07 pm
Ben says:

yeah – Thanks, Derren!

April 26, 2009 at 12:43 am
Chris says:

Yeah, tell me about it. My memory used to be complete shite. 🙂 Should be part of the curriculum

April 26, 2009 at 5:04 am
jane says:

We’ve been using memory rooms and other such techniques with direct nods to Derren in our Year 11 Mentoring program ever since I went out and purchased the book.

Students have achieved much stronger and more consistent results since the introduction of the program, and have reported lower levels of exam anxiety.

Being the subversive educator I am, I have also started teaching my Year 12 Drama students the basics of cold reading… such fun. We’re going to have a fortune telling tent at the next school fair… *wink*

April 26, 2009 at 6:01 am
chantelle says:

I read that a few days ago (I got a link to it in my email inbox) quite fascinating

April 26, 2009 at 7:07 am
ScreamingGreenConure says:

Thanks to Tricks of the Mind I now know my own phone number. This is not an exaggeration or joke.

April 26, 2009 at 8:41 am

I’m in the Freemasons and am required to memorize pages and pages of text for our meetings. Using the techniques Derren describes in Tricks of the Mind helps me enormously!

April 26, 2009 at 9:41 am
Damon says:

I’ve been using Derren and his tools to teach my Chinese students for two years now (metaphor works wonders as well). Derren serves as a splendiferous example to them… along with Harry Lorayne… Some have doubled their reading speed and comprehension and have mastered Chomskian linguistics.

The trouble is that the hardcore Chinese mind is walled within walls.

I feel like a hammer sometimes.

April 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm
Peter says:

I credit Derren, at least in part, to helping me remain calm and composed for at least three seconds before my A-level exams. Mental gardens provide such wonderful retreats from the horrors of student life.

And I suppose that they also help with remembering ridiculously convoluted Physic equations. Cheers Derren.

April 26, 2009 at 5:20 pm
Paulina says:

nothing suprising 😛 i’m using Derren techniques since i’ve read about them in “mind tricks” and i keep getting only high notes…
Greets from Poland!

April 26, 2009 at 5:38 pm
Jenny says:

I now know all of Shakespeare’s plays in the order they were written as all the other Tricks of the mind readers do – I’m sure. Plus I now remember the different passwords and codes I have to use, and I collect rooms in my memory palace just like Hannibal Lecter.
I’m also having fun with the “self image” with the theme tune – there are endless possibilities there! I fully support the use of those techniques in schools.

May 3, 2009 at 11:45 pm
lyraelson says:

i allready use them for pretty much anythign i need to remember. it’s really useful 😀
so err.. thanks, Derren *hugs*


May 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm
ruba says:

i want help to memorize my studies.