Education Department Workshop Focuses on "Impact Learning"

April 06, 2010

Dr. Richard Allen, and his associate, Dr. Cristal McGill, both of Impact Learning Inc. presented the workshop, "Impact Learning" to a group of junior, senior and post-baccalaureate students in the Mount Union College Campus Grounds recently.


The department of education at Mount Union sponsored the workshop, which provided the opportunity for attendees to learn ideas and strategies to maximize student learning. Following an introduction by Mount Union College Dean Richard Marriott, Allen talked about the use of music and movement to stimulate students' minds in the classroom.

Allen also spoke about how to make a smooth transition between topics during a lesson and give effective directions. He spoke about how to use specific songs, which can positively affect learning and impact student memory.

Dr. Richard Allen is an educational psychologist, trainer and consultant. In 1990, he founded Impact Learning Inc. His programs have met with international success throughout locations including: the United States, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and Brazil. Allen has released two books, TrainSmart and Impact Teaching: Strategies for Teachers to Maximize Student Learning. He earned both a bachelor's and doctorate degree from Arizona State University.

Dr. Cristal McGill is an educational consultant, corporate trainer and adjunct professor at Arizona State University. McGill has been working with Impact Learning Inc. for five years. She earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Northern Colorado and a doctorate degree at Arizona State University.

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