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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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Someone sent this to me. Enjoy: Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a … Continue reading

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Great article on the value of vocabulary: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/01/building-better-kids-vocabulary-edition It is beyond me how anybody could doubt the importance of vocabulary, unless you have the agenda of keeping those that don’t “need” a strong vocabulary disenfranchised. I’m also growing tired of … Continue reading

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An estimated 35% of students are so nervous before high-stakes tests that it impairs their performance, says this article from the Wall Street Journal.Great insights on how to best prepare for a high-stakes test from The Wall Street Journal. Did … Continue reading

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The contest is designed to draw attention to the critical importance of literacy and education for individuals around the world. The contest is open for submission at readingchangedmylife.org. Individuals are encouraged to submit a photograph or video that illustrates “how reading … Continue reading

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