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The Lesson You Never Got Taught in School: How to Learn!

A paper published in <i>Psychological Science in the Public Interest</i> <i></i>evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to …

The way you're revising may let you down in exams – and here's why

Most people practise the wrong tasks, reveals a psychologist. Take your head out of those textbooks for a few minutes and read his advice<p>Even the most dedicated study plan can be undone by a failure to understand how human memory works. Only when you’re aware of the trap set for us by …

Language Learning

How to Make Learning Easier than Cheating

Technology in School<p>How to Make Learning Easier than Cheating<p>By Christopher Pedregal and Shreyans Bhansali     Jul 23, 2016<p>Image credit: …

Pedagogy

4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating

The post 4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating appeared first on Trello Blog.You have a huge deadline hanging over your head, and you know …

Procrastination

8 Work Productivity Tips That You Can Actually Use

Whether you’re an employer or employee, productivity should be at the forefront of your mind when at work. As an employee, the feeling of …

Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn

by Eduardo Briceño<i>This article was first published in the</i> <i>Mindset Works newsletter</i><i>.</i>We can deepen our own and our students’ understanding of mistakes, …

Self-improvement

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Creativity

The scientific case for doodling while taking notes

When I was in grade school, I doodled in class. I got in trouble for it sometimes, because drawing in class can look a lot like goofing off and daydreaming. What I never managed to explain to my teachers is that my abstract swirls and shapes helped me repeat almost word-for-word the lesson I’d …

Teaching

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Creativity

Why You Should Write Down What You Accomplished At The End Of Every Day

Because we can often focus too much on the negative aspects of our lives, finding ways to illuminate what is good can be a wonderful technique in …

9 Things That Happen When You Carry A Sketchbook With You Nonstop

"Draw everywhere and all the time. An artist is a sketchbook with a person attached," artist Irwin Greenberg said.<p>OK, but what if you're not an artist? Or, at least, not yet. Can you still gain something from incorporating a sketchbook into your everyday life? The answer is yes, yes, a million …

Pablo Picasso

The real reasons you procrastinate – and how to stop

Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia …

Procrastination

10 Truths About Community College Every Student Should Know

Vice-President Biden has recently called community colleges the best kept secret in America, and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, has said that she deeply …

College & University

How Being Tired Affects Your Thinking and Performance

Something I notice every time I get really tired is that I become really clumsy. When I find I’ve dropped several cups, bumped my knee on a desk and …

24 of the Most Basic Grammar Rules

Have you mastered these basic grammar rules? If you’d like to answer yes, review your knowledge with the articles below. You might be surprised at …

Linguistics

A Simple Way to Feel Like You Have Way More Time

You don't need to juggle your schedule or prune your commitments. You just need to do this.<p>What if I told you the best and easiest way to start feeling like you have more time wasn't to investigate your priorities or trim your commitments, but instead to add one more small item to your to-do …

Time Management

How To Be A Great Public Speaker Even If It Sounds Scary

<i>How can one control their nerves during public speaking or even an exam? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Barbara Oakley, Co-Instructor, Learning How to Learn, the world's largest online</b> …

Public Speaking

3 Things You Need to Do to Be More Productive at Work (Backed by Science)

3 things you can do to avoid "completion bias" and tackle the most important tasks first.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays …

Time Management

Exercise four hours after learning 'boosts memory'

<b>Intensive physical exercise four hours after learning is the key to remembering information learnt, say Dutch researchers.</b><p>Exercise is known to release proteins that can boost the part of the brain related to memory, and this study suggests the timing of it is crucial.<p>The study, in Current Biology, …

The Brain

8 Helpful Tricks To Be a Better Public Speaker

Public speaking can evoke fear, anxiety, and panic, but preparing and rehearsing can help mitigate your nerves. We’ve all heard the basic public …

5 Simple Tricks to Remember Everything You Learn

The secret to successful learning is making memories stick. Here's how you can do it more effectively.<p>From where you parked your car to the password for your Facebook account, the sheer number of things you have to remember each day is pretty astounding.<p>So if you are having trouble keeping some of …

Living Rooms

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 …

Doodling

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of "Control Alt Deceit," a card game designed to replicate the process of starting a …

Time Management

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

The Brain

The True Time Cost Of Multitasking

Time-tracking apps are revealing what you’ve probably guessed: Multitasking wastes hours. Knowing that, though, helps solve the problem.<p>In the interest of knowing where my day really goes, I have been tracking my time for the past 15 months. I use spreadsheets with half-hour blocks. That keeps this …

Time Management

The Key to Good Writing is Reading

<i>What should one do to improve his writing skills? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Neil Pasricha, NY Times Bestselling Author of The Happiness Equation & The Book of Awesome, on Quora.</b><p>A good …

Quora

Mind Maps

<b>T</b>his creativity exercise is intended to engage students in a classroom setting, but it can be completed in the notebook of any lifelong learner to …

How Hard Is the New SAT?

The scores from the new version of the standardized test have just come out—and they’re significantly higher.<p>SAT scores were released on Tuesday, more than two months after the first administration of the revamped exam and years after the media started to speculate about the new test’s difficulty. …

Education

WriteWell Gives Students and Professionals Templates to Jumpstart Research Papers

If you’ve ever had to write a reference paper, essay, or lab report, you know what it means to struggle with an overwhelming amount of information to …

Employment

College and Career Readiness: Redefining Ready

When evaluating student progress for instructional purposes, educators use a variety of measures. Unfortunately, the idea of multiple measures on a …