Over the weekend, I was riding up a chairlift (mountain biking) and talking to a college kid (stranger, don’t even know his name) and was asked an interesting question: when do I feel like I know enough to write about a subject.
As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company.
Much of what we learn for exams is by no means "interesting". But in the first of a new weekly blog, memory expert Ed Cooke explains how making creative connections between boring facts can help you commit them to memory.
A paper published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest has evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to highlighting and came to some surprising conclusions. The report is quite a heavy document so...