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A Definition of Learning

Given that Mission to Learn is a site focused entirely on lifelong learning, it seems only appropriate that I offer up a definition of learning as I see it.  So here’s how I define learning: Learning

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A Critical Time for Critical Thinking

Issue 5 – October 26, 2020 Maybe it’s just me – or me in the midst of the current U.S. political environment – but it feels like knowing how to think critically has rarely been

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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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This is Hard. Does It Matter?

There are few, if any, paths to true growth and improvement other than consistent effort and practice. I’ve struggled with this truth my entire life. I believe most people, if they take some time to

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6 Disciplines of the True Learning Mindset

In recent months I have been working hard on developing a keynote speech focused on what I see as six disciplines of a true learning mindset. So, I thought I would briefly share those disciplines here,

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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 adult learning principles – “assumptions,”

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15 Ways of the Successful Self-Directed Learner

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 that would be

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What’s It Take to Be an Effective Free Range Learner?

Are you a free range learner? If you are reading this post, then chances are pretty high that you are. You probably like to read. You are probably constantly consuming content from a variety of devices

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