Explanation Effect: Why You Should Always Teach What You Learn
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Learning is not passive: you can't learn just by taking in information. Without some form of active processing, like teaching, almost everything we read is lost in a short time.
“No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.”
Spending 15 minutes a day reflecting on what you've learned can have a 20% learning gain.
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Set some time aside to see what courses are available.
Take advantage of any free lessons, watch the introductions to their classes and see if the instructor will be a good fit for your skill level and speed.
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We still believe that in order to learn something, we need to be formally educated on it, when in fact we're able to educate ourselves.
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