We have a lot of members who prepare for the National Spelling Bee, so this article about a Vocabulary Bowl held by I.B. Tigrett Middle School in Jackson, Tennessee, was brought to our attention: http://www.wbbjtv.com/news/local/Vocabulary-Bowl-Tests-Students-Knowledge-199199441.html What stood out was the … Continue reading
Great insights on how to best prepare for a high-stakes test from The Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204644504576653004073453880.html Did your teachers teach you these tips in school?
Most vocabulary programs are tiring, arduous, and … completely ineffective.The reason: "Teaching" a word is not enough. Learning vocabulary is only to a limited degree a rational process, and largely a pattern-building, practice-based process. And for practice to be effective, it … Continue reading
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance. Friedrich Nietzsche Posted via email from LearnThat’s Blog
I enjoyed this little report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13620058 In particular the part where the neuroscientist explains that the characteristic of an expert is less mental activity, not more.You become an expert once you gain automaticity around the elements required for expertise. This used … Continue reading
Interesting thoughts on IQ and genius. I bought the book. Looking forward to a more quiet time to read it! Posted via email from LearnThat’s Blog
I have been sharing my beloved delanceyplace.com emails before, and here's the latest super brilliant excerpt and "thought bite" - another piece on memory and our misconceptions of it. Posted via email from LearnThat’s Blog