Learning and Education

  • A Growth Mindset: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again . . .

    There’s truth in the adage: ‘Tis a lesson you should heed: Try, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try, try again. Seeing failure and frustration as opportunities for growth is what Stanford University Psychologist, Dr. Carol Dweck calls a Growth Mindset.  The term Growth Mindset refers to the facts that the brain is malleable and that intelligence can be developed. The more a person tries to do a skill, fails at it and tries again, the better they will get at that skill.  

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  • Multisensory Learning

    Multisensory learning simply means learning by using as many senses as possible.  Seeing and hearing (visual and auditory) are the senses traditionally used for learning.  The other sense that can be very effective for learning is touch.  Touch can be separated into tactile (the touch and feel of something) and kinesthetic (muscle memory from movement).  Most people learn best and retain information the longest if they learn that information through as many different senses as possible. Teaching with visual and auditory methods is still very important.  The point is to teach the same thing using all four of visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic.  You could even throw in taste and […]

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