Tag archive: learning

What’s your story?

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Photo by Josh Calabrese on Unsplash.com

Stories are important. They are a social mechanism for passing on knowledge, sharing folklore and culture, as well as a learning tool. Everyone has a story. What’s yours?

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How to develop resilience

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Photo by Ronald Cuyan on Unsplash.com

Resilience is talked about in terms of people getting through challenges and tough times. It has become a popular term used in development programs. Do people organically develop resilience through experience and their handling of it? Or, is it something you can learn? I attended The Resilience Summit to find out.

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Thoughts about sleep benefits …

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Photo by VITALIY ANOKHIN on Unsplash.com

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
~ John Steinbeck

Train your brain series: Sleep and learning

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Photo by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash.com

Sleep plays an important role in learning. That may seem obvious when thinking about children and learning. In fact it applies to us all. Recognising this is one thing, using it to your advantage is an under-utilised learning hack.

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Photo credit – Jesse Orrico via unsplash.com

It is time to try something new. I am going to run a series of short posts on brain training. These tips are aimed to provide strategies that are easy to pick up and apply in a range of situations. They are short, sharp and easily executed. 

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3 Interesting reads you may enjoy

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Photo credit – Igor Ovsyannykov via unsplash.com

Every day I see many emails, posts and articles that come through my various information feeds. Their volume can be overwhelming. We need to manage the influx of data in our lives. This post offers just three reads.

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Thoughts about knowledge …

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Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash.com

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgements requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
~ Calvin Coolidge

Thoughts about people …

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Photo by Štefan Štefančík on Unsplash.com

I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures … I divide the world into the learners and nonlearners.
~ Benjamin Barber

A week dedicated to failure?

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Photo by Luiz Hanfilaque on Unsplash.com

A private school in Melbourne has created “failure week” in its curriculum. The intention is to encourage students to embrace failure and not just focus on success. Making mistakes is an important part of learning after all, and for all.

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