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50 Ways We Learn

I am, undoubtedly, under the influence of having seen Paul Simon in concert recently, but I have also been contemplating the really limited view most of us seem to hold of what “counts” as

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The ever tightening link between sleep, learning, and memory

It’s been a while since my last post on sleep and learning. During that time, evidence suggesting the critical connection between sleep, learning, and memory has continued to accumulate. For a poor

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A 3-Step Review and Reflection Process

In addition to the brief periods of reflection I engage in on a daily and weekly basis,  I try my best to take some significant time at least a couple times of year to look back over the previous months

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The Learning Walk, Continued

A while back I wrote a post called The Learning Walk: A Primer which proved to be quite a bit more popular than I expected. A recommend reading it – everything I say in it still holds true –

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How to Remember What You Hear – A Simple, Research-Based Tip

Do you ever get frustrated because you listen to a story, presentation, or lecture, but later – sometimes as little as a few hours later – can recall little to nothing about it? Call it self

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Those Expecting to Teach Learn Better

It’s conventional wisdom that “the best way to learn something is to teach it,” but at least one study suggests that the mere expectation of teaching may be enough to boost learning significantly. The

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The Long Run

I’ve been a little heavy on the research-driven posts lately, so I thought I’d throw in a personal story for this post with the hope that other lifelong learners might find some small consolation

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Applying the 6 Key Adult Learning Principles to Yourself

It’s been years since Malcolm Knowles, considered by many to be the “father of adult learning,” articulated a set of six principles – or “assumptions,” as he put it

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