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15 Ways of the Successful Self-Directed Learner

Updated May 13, 2019 The “why” of self-directed learning is survival—your own survival as an individual, and also the survival of the human race.  Clearly, we are not talking here about something

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This Is Learning

If you woke up this morning and looked around, you were learning. In fact, there’s plenty of research to suggest that you were learning even before you woke up. As you make your way through the day,

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Are kids really more creative than adults?

One of the most popular TED Talks of all time is Sir Ken Robinson’s Do School’s Kill Creativity? It’s highly entertaining, thought provoking, and I confess I have watched it many times. But

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What Are You Learning At Work?

Knowledge is one of the most valuable assets each of us possesses in our increasingly connected, chaotic, and complex world, and so much of our knowledge is acquired through our day-to-day learning experiences

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The Power of Mindful Learning

A generation that questions mindless rules, is skeptical of grades, and is comfortable with uncertainty could change the world. That is the power of mindful learning. – Ellen Langer Mindfulness has

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4 Essential Questions to Ask

As you might imagine, I spend a lot of time thinking about what it really means to be a lifelong learner, or from a slightly different angle, what it really means to be engaged in lifelong learning. For

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Seeking Stress to Learn

Our natural inclination is to avoid stress. Stress, after all, usually feels uncomfortable, sometimes even painful. But to take big steps forward in learning almost always requires a certain amount of

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The Learning Fast

It’s Friday, and I am truly grateful. Today I get to break a 5-day fast. I decided to do an extended fast for a variety of reasons but one of them, as you might expect, was to see what could be learned

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Can we educate ourselves fast enough?

You have to wonder Predictions about how forces like artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics will impact the future of work – and by extension, the future of learning – vary widely,

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