دوره Mindshift- Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential ، فصل 2 : Getting Deeper into Happy Learning
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Key to your ability to mindshift is being able to learn effectively. This week, we’ll dive deeper into this vital area. Getting yourself motivated to tackle procrastination can sometimes be a challenge in learning, so we’ll give you some important tips here. But we’ll also give insights into mental tricks to help you focus, relax, and reframe if stress intrudes. We’ll also show you how to avoid common learning pitfalls. Welcome and enjoy!
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We'll discover other valuable methods to enhance your learning. And we'll see some unbelievable feats people can accomplish using these techniques. We'll also warn you about popular learning approaches that research has shown are actually harmful.
Being a slow hiker type thinker can give you an advantage because you can be less likely to jump to conclusions and more able to flexibly change your mind when you're wrong. Chunks can be simple, like those related to numbers, the notes that form a musical chord, or words or phrases in a foreign language. Andrew Wiles, for example, is a mathematical legend who, after 358 years of efforts by some of the world's leading mathematicians, at last proved Fermat's last theorem, has pointed out that you often need forgetting, as well as remembering, to help you solve problem.
For example, meditators may close their eyes and repeat a mantra, control their breathing, or deliberately cultivate a certain emotional state. In contrast, open monitoring types of meditation such as, vipassana and mindfulness, appear to improve diffuse imaginative thinking. But having some daily time where your mind relaxes and wanders freely is also very important, particularly if you want to encourage creativity.
To do a pomodoro, just turn off all distractions, no little ringy dingies from our cell phones or computers and then set a timer for 25 minutes. A great approach is, if you're doing mental work, try to instead do some kind of movement during your breaks, something where your brain can relax and your mind can do some wandering. The pomodoro helps them to get started, but if they get into the flow, and are liking what they're doing, they won't necessarily quit at the end of the 25 minutes.
Steel's ideas were combined into a very helpful flow chart by program management analyst Alex Vermeer. For example, when I was writing the book, Mindshift in preparation for doing this MOOC, I was doing a lot of travel around the world, meeting learners and talking with researchers. Finally, remember to use the information in Alex's full flow chart and Piers Steel useful book.
As a reaction to that extreme sort of learning equals memorization idea, in the last 100 years or so, a new approach has gradually arisen in Western ways of teaching. Psychologist Anders Ericsson's work has shown that all expertise develops through building strong, well practiced mental representations. The main point of this video is that practice, including some memorization, can help you to chunk key ideas and procedures, a vitally important part of learning.
A couple years into my brain retraining exercise, I had the opportunity to go to the Bering Sea and work as a Russian translator on Soviet trawlers. Allowing yourself to react inappropriately to stressful events can open the door to serious disease, including not only rheumatoid arthritis, but even cancer. I didn't realize that simple mental tricks can be invaluable not only in reducing stress but also overall in helping me to be more effective, productive, and happy in my life and my learning.
Here I'm going to give you some common cognitive distortions based on the list developed by Dr. David Burns and his great book, The New Mood Therapy. So we've gone over a list of labels you can use to move yourself from an emotionally based framework to a more rational, calmed down part of the brain where you can more carefully analyze and reason away the distortions in your thinking. It seems that consciously finding a way to change the meaning of what's being experienced reduces the flood of stress-related neurotransmitters that are released by the hyper-vigilant amygdala.
But here's what researcher Beth Rogowsky and her colleges had found when they carefully analyzed some of the most common learning styles. In other words, there is no statistically significant difference when it comes to the relationship between a learning style preference and instructional method for your ability to comprehend the materials. Authors and companies make a lot of money from the tests they devise, administer, and teach workshops about.
In this video, we're going to explore a question that many educators find a little bit uncomfortable. Ana Belen Sanchez-Prieto, professor of medieval manuscript studies and archive management in Madrid gives interesting insight about this. But then, I began to discover that I could take MOOCs on things I wondered about but have never had the chance to learn, such as computers.
Lack of maternal care in nonhuman primates leads to reduced levels of serotonin, greater aggression, more alcohol consumption, and more anxiety-like behaviors during adolescence. Low serotonin levels also spark a cycle of aggressive behavior and social illiteracy that sets up a child for school failure and peer rejection. The set points are determined during development, and depend on early experience, but they can be changed by moving to a new environment, where you are surrounded by different people.
Increasing your expectancy of success, your feelings about the value of the task and removing distractions are also important ways of improving your ability to retain focus. In fact, a valuable part of any learning process involves stepping back after periods of intent focus. Putting a label on your feelings is one of the most helpful mental tricks you can use when you find yourself emotionally upset.
And one of the most powerful things I learned from my teacher at that time was that if you want to be exceptional, you have to set goals that challenge you, that stretch you off your comfort zone. I saved up $2000 and at 15-years-old, I started up mobile disco company where I created events or birthday parties and corporate functions, so I was making money while I was studying. >> Well, ok so now we've talked a lot about what happened in your school journey but let's go beyond platitudes and just go straight to what goes on in real everyday life for somebody in their 30s or 40s and what practical advice would you have for a person who's in mid-career.
Taking this list and putting it in a familiar place like your apartment or your house, your workplace, anything you know really well that you can navigate in your mind's eye. The more bizarre, out of the ordinary, crazy you make these pictures, the more you're gonna remember them. Let's dive into my mind and actually place these items on my grocery list around my apartment.
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