Rebekah Brett-Pitt

Rebekah Brett-Pitt

Im from Bonnie Scotland but been in London for 5yrs. I joined Forever Living last yr & have grown my business: Spread Your Wings Global. Im back in Scotland and work for myself with Forever full time.

Location Scotland

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  • I have twitter, facebook, instagram & linkedin. I am intrigued to see what everyone comes up with...and how everyones take will be completely different :)

  • Having visual notes will help to keep it in your minds eye. Like you I would take notes...type them save them and then they just get left. I started to make them more visual as I am much more of a creative person. It has really helped me to make sense of my notes and to not abandon them if you like

  • That would be very interesting to see :)

  • The way in which society is now and with many millennials (myself included) information and the things to be done are expected to be done/passed on/absorbed yesterday. This acquired urgency where many people want things done yesterday. I find it far more effective and efficient to sketch out an idea/plan as opposed to writing a 10/20 page document that is just...

  • Post its, sketches, doodles, notes, lists, journalling, photography are all ways in which I work.
    I would describe myself as being a fluid creative thinker...its reigning in ideas that I find much more difficult.
    I like the term low res, I had never thought of it like that :)

  • I have always been a creative person, I tend to use visualisation a lot to get certain points across. As a product design developer I go through serveral stages; thought/concepts to flowing ideas to the development stage where I would take a step out and become the customer or client. It was clear where certain pitfalls would arise...sizing, cut, shape,...

  • Hi I'm Rebekah from Scotland, UK. My background is in product design development within the textile and fashion industry. I try to use a creative approach to the different situations that we face daily. I now run my own business within the health and wellbeing industry, which I am very passionate about. When I designed my final collection around the arts of...

  • I'm looking forward to this course and reflecting on all the ideas. I always find it so great to engage and network with so many different people, from many different backgrounds.

  • I am looking forward to learning more about this area too and to discover exactly what it is.

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    Hi Everyone i'm from Scotland. My background is within product design development within textiles & fashion I now run my own business within the health and wellbeing industry- I always try to incorporate a creative mindset & flair into my work.
    I am very interested in finding out more about this course and discovering it all with you.

  • To build a successful business you need a forward thinking team. A team that has a positive mindset, that are driven and that are able to work within the team as well as independently. Those in the team need to be enthusiastic and willing to learn and do what is required. Those that can take constructive criticism and not take it personally.
    I feel...

  • Hello everyone, I am from Scotland and the reason I have joined this course is because I do run my own business and I want to see if there are other methods of doing the things im doing. I am also keen to network too and find others who are willing to learn and absorb new skills.

  • Thanks for your reply Chris, I have initiated this into the way I work with my team and yes your right more choice is good. It helps more people to resonate with the topic.

  • Im the same, just can't get enough Clare :)
    I am behind on the actual course time but I am enjoying catching up and look forward to whats coming next. I love doing my mindfulness journal too!

  • My mind does have a tendency to be running at 100mph but from adopting the midfulness practices so far the interruptions have been easier to control and just now after listening to this audio. I feel a strong sense of achievement. I did picture some puppies however when my mind dod wander onto random thoughts, I was able to consciously and gently carry my...

  • I really love this analogy, it makes me smile to think that now everytime my mind wanders I am going to be picking up a cute puppy and placing him back in his bed. This will help me not to be so critical of myself and not judge my thoughts. This is a very gentle but extremely effective way of portraying ones mind mindfully!
    I love everything about this...

  • It would be good to have these STEM course online through open learning or another form online. As I am sure the information being taught is invaluable and can only increase the learning process for all.

  • I am just wondering whether differentiation can be used when teaching/mentoring adults?
    I can see how many aspects can be used to mentor those I am working with currently. It would just be interesting to see whether there is any research/info in regards to this.
    I look forward to working through this course and to continue learning from it.

  • I really am thankful to all the educators and those behind the scenes helping to create all these courses on Future Learn. I am undergoing several of the courses and it is incredible how much I am learning. Differentiation learning is something so powerful and I feel that it could be used for all learners regardless of their age- does it resonate with both...

  • Great to hear that their will be clips showing different approaches being implemented in the classroom.

  • At the moment I am not yet a teacher of children. I am aiming to start studying my postgraduate in primary this coming August. I work with many people looking to build an independent business under a very successful umbrella company. I will adopt these methods in my work at the moment and I will refer back to this once I am going through my studies of becoming...

  • Students do have to feel safe and comfortable with the teacher and within the classroom environment. It will give them a sense of confidence to be able to discuss and ask questions when they face a difficulty.
    The teacher has to be approachable and someone who shows empathy towards the class as a whole. Giving every student the same sense of security....

  • I feel the order of difficulty should be 2, 1, 3, 4. Simply because I am unsure as to whether the class would be familiar with the Venn diagram- so I see this as a stumbling block. Assuming that the class have some knowledge of light and sound. Activities 3 & 4 have a similar level of difficulty depending on what way you look at it. I feel both of these will...

  • Both taxonomies are good in their own right. I am personally more visual so I feel by having more options to learn, SOLO for me is the better option to use. As not all the students may relate to just Bloom's text option. As I am not yet a teacher these are both something that I look forward to discovering more about. Especially SOLO. It appears simple and very...

  • Regarding the 2nd question
    What I would implicate would be most definitely that all children should work and learn together; as we do all learn from each other. So more class activities could be undertaken to express this thus implementing the scaffolding techniques more, but realising that regardless of a childs' background their potential is the same as the...

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    Today I feel that society still plays a part in ones expectations if you like (sterotypically of course) as times have moved on many people have proved that our abilities and what we are able to achieve are indeed limitless. I concur with Vygotsky's ZPD analysis regarding this.
    When Vygotsky relates to children learning from other children...

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    I do agree with Vygotsky when he says that the curriculum should challenge and stretch the leaners' competence; to develop the higher level of thinking. It should provide many opportunities to apply previous skills and interaction. It is interesting to read about post-revolutionary times and how his studies expressed links with learning and the levels...

  • I am looking forward to absorbing great training and techniques, in which I can adapt/use in my work.

  • Hi Everyone I am Rebekah from Scotland. I am looking forward to learning with you all throughout this course :)

  • Differentiation is being able to teach on different plains thus allowing each individual to understand the meaning of something using their own method/reasoning and at their own pace. Giving and showing multiple concepts for the same thing.

  • It's getting each individual to understand the same thing- they may however come to understand it in a different way. It's differentiating each individual capabilities and they're methodology in doing so.

  • Reflection is such an important aspect to me in my work, it helps me when referring back to previous moments. I love the eureka moment section- this could be so powerful in my learning as well as for others to identify the information that resonated with them. U do reflect back and it does get help when communicating with my team in my network marketing job. I...

  • Hi there, I am in the process of applying to undergo a postgraduate in Primary Education. I am a Product Designer Developer to trade (textiles background- I'm developing a part time business) I am also a professional network marketer and run my own business in this field.
    I strongly believe in health and wellbeing in particular mindfulness practices.
    I have...

  • I think for me rediscovering curiosity is a reminder of what I once enjoyed and indeed loved. It has made me realise what I am taking for granted each day. What I forget to notice day to day (birds singing, what is going on in my surroundings)
    This will really help both in my personal and professional life- I will see and feel more. I didnt realise that...

  • I find myself in similar situations. I feel I too am robbing myself of experiences because I am dwelling to much on what I have already done and whats still to be done in the future. All I see sometimes is a list of things to do...and I end up not enjoying the tasks or activity im doing.

  • I find some stress as a driving power almost a pleasant adrenaline rush as I know im achieving something. When I get really stressed I find my breath and my heart rate quicken. I am all through other and unable to focus. I become ineffective with whatever the task at hand may be. Mindfulness is a fab way of regaining control of the situation.

  • If you scroll right down to the bottom there is a brief abstract. :)

  • I find my stress levels increase when I over think things that haven't happened and most likely will never happen. Or I will dwell on the past and think of how I would change and do something different. I do find myself more and more able to shake it off and come back to the present moment.
    If I get hyped up in my work doubts flood in about how I cant do it....

  • I find I do a lot of things on auto pilot. When I am out walking or even when I am in the car. I more often than not have no recollection of putting my seat belt on then I come back to the present moment and wonder gosh I dont remember putting that on.
    Doing mundane things such as washing dishes/or filling the dish washer, washing clothes/hanging them on the...

  • I listened to this twice as the first time I wasn't fully engaged within myself. I was surprised the 2nd time how I was so focused on my breath and found the pause between each breath very curious (as I haven't consciously noticed this before, if I have I hadnt paid much attention to it) my mind was wiped clear whilst carrying out this exercise. The smiling...

  • I feel that I am most curious when undertaking an activity that I really enjoy such as being creative within my textile work or find new innovative ideas to explore within my marketing business. I would like to discover new curiosities within 'mundane' activities and not take those for granted or undergo them on auto pilot.
    When I am out and about I do find...

  • I am looking forward as well to seeing how to convert the stress response to the activation response! I have come to think that its ok to think of negative things and thoughts and that rather than trying to remove them- just let go of believing that they have the answers. I have found they then seem to just die down a bit and are no longer the enemy, if that...

  • In situations like this, my mindfulness practice seems to go out the window :/ and like you I take it out on the loved ones around me- which doesn't help me or them. I get really hyped up and stressed about being late- the traffic lights all go to red, but I know by stressing and worrying it makes the whole thing worse.
    I found myself in a situation where I...

  • In stressful situations, when I cant see the end- especially approaching a deadline or something. I can physically feel my stress levels rising. I try to fight it but it seems to aggravate my body and mind by making me hot and angry which in turn gets me more stressed.
    I am not logical with it- I end up losing more time as I need to sit or go away and try to...

  • there was a point when it sounded like I was hearing drilling, it turned out it was the mower. That was a big distraction. Like you perhaps I was feeling the guilt of noting helping.

  • Week 1 has been great, I need to catch up so will be focussing on doing so as the days progress. I want to fully engage with this course and absorb all that I can. I find the extra reading info great and very interesting. I'm looking forward to more :)

  • I have started using the smiling mind app the exercise there for the body scan is somewhat of the same. The guys voice wasn't as calming as Richards however as it progressed In was able to block divert my attention back. I find I am able to do this much quicker than before. My mind was actually blank which was a refreshing feeling, I feel a sense of warmth...

  • I enjoyed the practice with Richard's audio, but I did initially find it quite difficult to block out what was going on around me. When I focused on the specific areas of my body my mind was telling me there was an ache/a pain. Which I don't really know if it actually existed if that makes sense. I did though manage to block out the self inner chat.
    It is...

  • I have decided to combine my journal (well I will see how it goes) I will keep it updated with my mindfulness practices along with my gratitudes.
    I am very creative so there will no doubt be sketches, doodles and poetry pieces in there too. I must be mindful though not to get too carried away!

  • I have always bought nice wee books, so I could keeping a note of what was going on e.g when on holiday I would gather things from the places I visited and collate them into a scrap book/journal along with my notes from each day. I have a growing collection now :) It is nice to reflect back on these and almost experience those same visions and feelings all...

  • my Mum is pottering around outside in the garden, before I could hear her cutting the grass, the birds singing and bees buzzing around. during the audio everything went blissfully silent and I couldn't hear anything. I found this very enjoyable

  • I found it went by really quick too, I felt this audio version was very helpful in getting me in the right mind space

  • My mind did wander but I noticed quickly and was able to bring it back.
    I thought of Barbra Moran's comment from before '"no more thinking about other things right now"
    I didn't judge which is already an improvement that I have felt from mindfulness training :D
    During the exercise, I felt very calm mentally but I felt a slight strain on my back as my...

  • I like this too :) " no more thinking about other things right now"

  • Jennifer R Wolkin's article/video in the extra reading section is fascinating! Focussed Attention (FA) and Receptive Attention (RA) along with the distraction and decentring away from rumination (which I now have a better understanding of :) How by moving away from certain thoughts of worry or distress not 'ruminating' over them (which can and has lead to...

  • yes don't worry, take each step at your own pace :)

  • I have learned to be more aware of my surroundings and to be more aware of others. I always felt that taking time out to chill/meditate was somewhat selfish however as I progress with this course- its more self care than being selfish which is extremely comforting. It's having the self compassion first to be able to share it with others. Being able to love and...

  • As I am reading the comments, a bug is buzzing and flying around me. I too am flapping about slapping my arms and head to relieve the noise and hoping said fly will 'bug off'
    I sat for a moment and just focused on him, his wee wings and his immaculate body. As he washed his face. I felt very much in the here and now. I came back every time my mind wandered...

  • I'm the same, and I replay something over and over in my head. Oh I could of done that differently or done it this way. Beating myself up over something that really isn't worth the hassle. I am far more aware of when stress is approaching and I am ever so slowly learning to prevent it from escalating. I do find in myself that a little stress helps me do things...

  • Hi Ann, I have discovered that my mind is always in the default mode. I am trying to multitask, or wondering about this or that- in this short space of time I have been able to focus on the 'now' and I feel more engaged when with others and with my surroundings :)

  • Caitlin I totally relate to this too, I found it really interesting as I too always think of the future. The funny thing is if I dont do things in the here and now the future is just that, a thought! We can only experience the here and now as what has happened has already been and whats coming in the unknown.

  • I think I will find it hard too to just focus on just one thing as opposed to trying to complete like 10 things at once. Im looking forward to getting to grips with how one can actually focus and stay focused on just one task in the present moment.