Timothy Johnson

Harrisonburg, VA
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  • How We Learn

  • The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens
  • By: Benedict Carey
  • Narrated by: Steve Kramer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
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From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong?

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  • Mostly how we "remember", not how we "learn"

  • By NH Mama on 05-05-16

Very well researched and non obvious "rules"

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Reviewed: 09-20-17

As a learning professional, some of these points were familiar, but others ran contrary to reason and normal prejudices. Benedict shines a light on the things we should be doing in our training programs.

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