Posts tagged "learning"

Information Without Emotion is Rarely Retained

This idea is framed differently in various places, but the most concise version comes from Tony Robbins. Robbins states: We’ve all been put to sleep by somebody who’s told us all these wonderful facts that didn’t matter because information without emotion is not retained. Emotions in learning Emotions play a large part not only in garnering attention, but…

Wisdom is Tolerance of Cognitive Dissonance

In our daily interactions, we often try to consider what elements combine to create real “wisdom.” The challenge is that wisdom is what we call a mental construct. That is to say that it is something that exists only in our minds. Other constructs include motivation, creativity, and intelligence. Mental constructs are hard to consider, yet…

Slow is Smooth. Smooth is Fast.

This statement comes from military and police parlance and usually indicates a focus on mobility and dexterity in operations. Combat and conflict often center on mobility. If you move too fast, you can be outflanked. If you move too slow, you can be pinned down. The best course may be a cautious, thoughtful understanding of planned moves.…

Working Individually & Collaboratively While Constructing Online Content #teachtheweb

TL;DR version: What are the attitudes and aptitudes used by “experts” as we collaborate while “making” content online? How can this understanding of these knowledge, skills, and dispositions be used to inform pedagogy when we have students write, “make”, or collaboratively construct online content? To be involved in this work, please click here. This week…