Transfer of Learning: Take What You’ve Learned with You

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Can an eighth-grade math student apply her knowledge of geometry to estimate the square footage of the family’s new home? If so, then she has experienced transfer of learning. Transfer of learning means to extend knowledge you’ve gained from one situation to new ones. Parents and educators hope … [Read more...]

Five Metacognitive Strategies to Change Your Mind

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Everyday learning often starts with a surprise. Something unexpected happens and you use that to change your understanding. You learn the most when you use metacognitive strategies to adapt your mindset. Metacognition is what you know about how you think and learn. It includes knowing what you … [Read more...]

How Can You Tell if Your Spouse (or Service Professional) Knows What They’re Talking About?

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Does your spouse really know how the dishwasher works or are they just trying to fake it? Being able to check for understanding…can save you time and money. Is it worth it to have your husband try his luck as a handyman first, or might you just go ahead and call a service professional instead? Is … [Read more...]