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“What’s lost as handwriting fades?” asks a NYT article. Apparently, more than anticipated by those who assume that handwriting should no longer be taught in school. Neuroscientists now provide some clues as to why handwriting seems to influence learning in … Continue reading

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[...] All humans, short of being afflicted with certain types of organic damage, are born with an astounding capacity to learn, both in the amount that can be learned in one domain and in the variety and range of what … Continue reading

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Learning, it could seem, would be much easier, if the brain was designed like a computer: A system that catalogs information, stores it, and allows easy on-demand retrieval. Anyone trying to understand how the brain works does well to keep … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered why we have a test/study, quiz-like format at LearnThatWord? Because it improves retention AND transfer of knowledge into new context. This means, not only do you learn more effectively, remember longer, but you are also much … Continue reading

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“It takes 10,000 hours of practice to truly master a skill.” This is the much-quoted statement by Professor of Psychology K. Anders Ericsson, Florida State University. His conclusion that experts in a given field have clocked around 10,000 to gain … Continue reading

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Over 1 of 10 adults are illiterate. 2/3 of them are women.In celebration of International Literacy Day 2013, a new UNESCO infographic illustrates the problem: What can be done to improve these numbers? Please join our new Vocabulary Junction communities, and work with us … Continue reading

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“If you want to be rich, you have to have a rich man’s vocabulary. Words can make you rich, or can make you poor.” Robert Kiyosaki, author of the popular book Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

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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

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A beautiful movie about what it means to be comfortable with language and literacy:   Posted via email from LearnThat’s Blog

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 … And if you care about promoting opportunity and reducing inequality, the classroom is the place to start.”~ Secretary Arne Duncan, October 9, 2009. … or maybe the Internet? Our schools are failing our students… personalized learning coupled with Open and … Continue reading

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