Posts Tagged with "learning"

A Rant on the State of Education

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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A Rant on the State of Education

For the last two months, I’ve been taking General Chemistry at a local community college here in Chicago. It’s interesting, being back in school after several years. For one thing, you realize that not everyone is as enthusiastic about learning as you are– maybe not even the teacher. I dove in with such vigor, only […]

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How to Kick-Start Your Learning When You Get Stuck

Thursday, December 19, 2013

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How to Kick-Start Your Learning When You Get Stuck

Why is it that learning something new can feel amazing on some occasions but drive you insane on others? When your learning is going well, you feel unstoppable. You consume all the information you can get your hands on, the ideas just keep on coming, your project develops in leaps and bounds, and you get […]

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Isn’t Curiosity Enough?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Isn’t Curiosity Enough?

People love to project identities onto you. They love to be a part of the foreshadowing, to feel as though they were there before you “made it.” Maybe they were even a part of your journey, encouraging you to become the person they always knew you could be. They are kind-hearted and well-meaning. What they […]

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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Using Music to Cook, or Why You Must Diversify Your Study

Editor's note: This is a guest post cartoon(!) by Stephen McCranie. Enjoy.

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How to Pick a College Major when You Have a Lot of Different Interests

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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How to Pick a College Major when You Have a Lot of Different Interests

Today, we’re going to tackle one from the putty mail bag: “Hi! I was wondering if you could write an article for students. I am aware uni is not too far away and as a multipotentialite I am struggling when it comes to what to study. I would love to hear your thoughts on whether […]

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How to Learn Anything… FAST! A Conversation with Author, Josh Kaufman

Monday, September 2, 2013

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How to Learn Anything… FAST! A Conversation with Author, Josh Kaufman

How many hours does it take to learn a new skill? Conventional wisdom (and Malcolm Gladwell) would have you believe that it takes a long time to get good at an area. Something like 10,000 hours? About a year ago, I walked into a workshop about “fast skill acquisition” at WDS. As I entered the […]

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How to Be a Beginner: Again, and Again, and Again…

Monday, April 29, 2013

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How to Be a Beginner: Again, and Again, and Again…

This post was written by Hannah Braime. On my journey into multipotentiality, I’ve discovered that having multiple interests is both a gift and a challenge. The gift is clear: we get to live authentically, in a world full of possibilities and time spent doing what we truly love. I wouldn’t trade that for the world. […]

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How To Approach a Passion that has No Obvious Practical Application (At Least Not One that You Want to Pursue)

Monday, April 22, 2013

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How To Approach a Passion that has No Obvious Practical Application (At Least Not One that You Want to Pursue)

Last week I sent out an email about feeling drawn toward a passion that “makes no sense.” The email spawned a great discussion on Facebook. So many of you had the experience of becoming interested in fields that were radically different from anything you’ve done before. When this happens, it’s normal to feel uncomfortable, maybe […]

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