You Really Can ‘Work Smarter, Not Harder’

By Nanette Fondas – Learning is more effective if a lesson or experience is deliberately coupled with time spent thinking about what was just presented.

For younger students, teaching someone else is a good way to practice synthesizing content after a lesson.

For older students, other methods suffice: writing themes in journals, summarizing main ideas on note cards, or dictating takeaways into a phone.

The authors emphasize that reflection is what matters for learning, whether it’s about management skills, school subjects, or sports trivia. more>


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