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“How We Learn” by Benedict Carey

Distractions can aid learning. Napping does, too. Quitting before a project is done: not all bad, as an almost done project lingers in memory far longer than one that is completed. Taking a test on a subject before you know … Continue reading

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“Moonwalking With Einstein” by Joshua Foer

This book was just plain entertaining. Being able to memorize a deck of playing cards, or thousands of numbers of pi is arcane in our world of externalized memory. Other works, namely “The Organized Mind,” preach off-loading memories to external … Continue reading

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“Make It Stick” by Peter C. Brown: Part Two

Interleaving is unpopular and seldom used. Teachers dislike it because it feel sluggish. Students find it confusing: they’re just starting to get a handle on new material and don’t feel on top o fit yet when they are forced to … Continue reading

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“Make It Stick” by Peter C. Brown: Part One

I read this book at a time when I had a huge amount of knowledge to learn, retain, and apply. My former techniques and discipline have served me well in the past so before reading this book, I myself fell … Continue reading

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