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Check on Your Strong Friends

I watched the movie McQueen recently and felt compelled to write this article. The movie is about the deceased, genius, fashion designer (Lee) Alexander McQueen. It was mostly autobiographical, detailing his journey as a punk kid, son of a London taxi driver, who started his career as a tailoring apprentice on Saville Row and became one of the most respected (not necessarily loved) fashion designers in history. His garments were equal parts dark and beautiful. They were controversial, but if you looked past the obvious subversion you could see tailoring that was second-to-none and an eye for design and detail that was purely unique to him.

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Science of Learning: Disfluency Effect

Among the desirable difficulties that can be introduced into a classroom to enhance memorization, disfluency stands out as being particularly unintuitive. Disfluency is the process of making items to be learned more difficult to process which means that the student, in using more processing, processes the material to a deeper level. This is usually done by introducing interference during the encoding stage of learning, making the process more difficult, and leading to additional processing right from the start aiding in remembering the material.

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Why You Shouldn’t be Afraid of Making Mistakes

I meet and talk to multiple individuals who have sacrificed the 9-5 grind gladly for a chance to be an entrepreneur, to become their own boss, to grow and thrive. Many of them think there is something wrong in their business and they need to find the magic formula to get the things solved.

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Science of Learning: Organization Effect

The organization effect is the desirable difficulty that asks about who does the organization of the material. Teaching today usually has the teacher doing the reading for the students, organizing the material into nice little bullet-points, reading the bullet-points to the students, and finally, handing the bullet-points out to the students in class or having them print them themselves after making them available on a VLE. Such an efficient way of doing things is easy for everyone.

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Science of Learning: Learning Styles

A learning style is the type of learning that a learner enjoys. There are four recognized learning styles in education: Visual, Aural, Read/write, and Kinaesthetic. According to the theory, if a person receives instruction in their preferred learning style, they will learn faster and in greater depth. Teachers should try to provide instruction that will support the different learning styles in every lesson or lecture that they give.

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8 Things To Do To Make Every Day Count

There’s so much going on in our lives — career, relationships, daily chores and other responsibilities. Amidst all of this, life becomes too hectic and things often get out of hand.