Posts Tagged with "learning"

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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Lessons in Puppy Training, and Being a Beginner

Monday, May 28, 2012

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Lessons in Puppy Training, and Being a Beginner

As a multipotentialite, I’ve spent my fair share of my time being a beginner. It’s just something that happens when you switch interests frequently. It doesn’t usually bother me. In fact, I typically find that I’m able to build off of past skills, so I’m rarely ever truly at square one. Well, with this one […]

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Why Mastery is a Freaking Snooze (for Multipotentialites)

Monday, May 21, 2012

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Why Mastery is a Freaking Snooze (for Multipotentialites)

A few days ago, I got an email from one of my favourite law professors, asking if I’d be willing to write a reference letter for her for an award she was nominated for. Of course I said yes. As I reflected on my experiences in her classes, I found myself reading my term paper […]

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3 Things I Learned About Learning (When Learning Social Skills)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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3 Things I Learned About Learning (When Learning Social Skills)

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post by Daniel Wendler. School lied to you. You learn a lot in school, it’s true. But school hides the truth about learning–and ignores one of the key strengths of the multipotentialite. In school, your classes are split up neatly into subjects, and the subjects don’t interact. The Pythagorean […]

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The Relationship Between Multipotentiality and Education

Monday, April 16, 2012

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The Relationship Between Multipotentiality and Education

Education is a hot topic these days. It seems like everyone’s discussion the “failing system” that’s leaving thousands of graduates jobless, and in tremendous debt each year. There’s also a lot of talk about the lack of creativity or alternative forms of teaching in schools. Although these are all very worthwhile discussions, I’m not going […]

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