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Every year around this time the Spelling Bee hopefuls are buzzing around the LearnThatWord hive… and for good reason:We are the most comprehensive Spelling Bee program around, with a spelling bee module that offers over 25,000 typical Spelling Bee words, sorted by frequency … Continue reading

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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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“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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Deliberate practice has to include 5 key elements. The blue text is quoted from the book referenced below. The notion of deliberate practice, first introduced by K. Anders Ericsson in a 1993 Psychological Review article, went far beyond the simple idea of hard work. The … Continue reading

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A large study involving 3,000 students has shown that in about 10% of children their problems with academic achievement were actually due to a lack of working memory capacity. http://www.physorg.com/news123404466.html While the article laments that teachers often fail to assess … Continue reading

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