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What’s involved in successful self-directed learning?

It’s a tragic fact that most of us know only how to be taught; we haven’t learned how to learn. –  Malcolm Knowles I’ve been writing about various aspects of self-directed learning

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7 Keys to Being an Innovative Thinker and Learner

In case you haven’t noticed, “innovation” is all the rage these days. Indeed, it may have edged out “creativity,” though it’s a close call. I don’t know about

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10 Conference Learning Tips – How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

Perhaps like you, I attend a handful of conferences each year. Given that the cost of registration, transportation, and hotel can often be north of $1,000, I’ve decided it’s worth jotting down

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What could you (or your kid) do with $20,000 instead of going to college for a year?

For years my wife and I have dutifully put money into our kids’s 529 college savings accounts. Our assumptions, of course, are that (a) a college education is valuable, (b) everyone needs one,

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The Start-Up of You – A Conversation Worth Catching

I was out on my daily learning walk this morning and the podcast of choice was – as it often is on Monday mornings – Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation.  While most people would

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5 Lifelong Learning Power Tips for the Serious Learner

As I’ve noted before here on Mission to Learn, I am a fan of the courses that the The Great Courses offers, and one of my particular favorites is How We Learn with Professor Monisha Pasupathi of

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10 Ways to Be a Better Learner – Free Kindle Version This Week

A while back I did a series of posts covering my thoughts on how to be a better learner. I have since developed those into a brief book that I am officially launching today. The print version is available

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For creative problem solving, bust these 6 perceptual blocks

Often one of the main barriers to solving a problem is an inability to see the problem in a way that is likely to spark solutions. A source I return to again and again to help me with creative problem

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