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Making Learning Visible: Doodling Helps Memories Stick

Shelley Paul and Jill Gough had heard that doodling while taking notes could help improve memory and concept retention, but as instructional coaches …

Teaching

5 Memory Strategies For Learning Anything Fast

Developmental psychologists and cognitive scientists have found range of factors that help do just that — and some of them are pretty weird.<p>Here are a few.<p>We usually think of reading as a totally visual exercise; after all, it's just your eyes scanning the page, right?<p>Not quite. Turns out that we …

How to survive the worst moments of learning a language

Learning a language makes an appearance on a lot of bucket lists. People picture themselves strolling through a market in a foreign land, conversing easily with locals – and you always look tanned in the daydream, too. But on the way to becoming the fluent and unaccountably sexier new you, there …

6 important things you should know about how your brain learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

The Secret to Making Your Brain Learn a New Language Fast

You’ve always wanted to learn a new language. In fact, it’s top three in your bucket list. You were originally encouraged because everybody selling …