Episode 16: Disciplined Planning (Time Management Series #5)

Planning covers a lot of what Dinur and Adam have already talked about, but disciplined planning means sticking to those goals and following through. Join us as we talk about ways to make that happen! Click here to download this episode’s transcript!  Show Notes James Clear on Logarithmic Goals Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – Flow Allison Green […]

Episode 15: How to Remind Yourself (Time Management Series #4)

Once you’ve put everything you need to do into your planner, you still need to take one more step: remembering to use it! Join Adam and Dinur as they talk about ways to remind yourself to do just that! Click here to download this episode’s transcript! Show Notes Oh, Don’t Forget text message reminder service […]

Episode 14: How to Prioritize (Time Management Series #3)

Time management is one of the biggest stressors that college students face. In this third episode of our Time Management series, Adam and Dinur walk you through the use of the Eisenhower Box for prioritizing your tasks! Click here to download this episode’s transcript!  Show Notes Eisenhower Box Eisenhower Box 1 Eisenhower Box 2  

Episode 13: Using a Planner and Calendar (Time Management Series #2)

Time management is one of the biggest stressors that college students face. In this second episode of our Time Management series, Adam and Dinur break down planners and wall calendars to help you get a handle on your time! Click here to download this episode’s transcript! Show Notes To-Do List 1 To-Do List 2 Backwards […]

Episode 12: Making Time Noticeable (Time Management Series #1)

Time management is one of the biggest stressors that college students face. In this first episode of our Time Management series, Dinur and Adam go into how to make the humble to-do list one of the rockstar tools of getting your time under control! Click here to download this episode’s transcript!  Show Notes To Do […]

Episode 11: Why Early Confusion Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Learning

Many students feel really intimidated when they don’t immediately understand what they’re learning. In this episode, Adam and Dinur go over why this confusion is completely normal, and how to handle it! Click here to download the transcript of this episode!  Show Notes The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman

Episode 10: Interview with Dr. Stacy Smith

Today’s episode is for students who struggle with writing, and instructors who struggle with “how do I make my students understand what we need for writing?” We’re honored to have our first guest, Dr. Stacy Smith, here today to talk to us about the different issues that undergraduates face when they have to learn how […]

Episode 9: How to Change Your Thinking

Emerson said that the greatest discovery of his generation was that by changing your attitude, or how you think, you can change your circumstances. Since attitude, or how we think, is one of the few things we can control, this makes sense – but how do you change your attitude? In this episode, we’ll talk […]

Episode 8: Improvement, Not Perfection

A lot of students have a black-and-white view of success: you’re either an A student, which means “perfect,” or you’re a failure. So in this episode, we’re going to talk about how to shift your goals away from perfection and towards improvement. You can download the PDF of this episode’s transcript by clicking here.

Episode 7: The Tradeoff

In the information technology world, there’s a saying: “fast, right, cheap – pick any two.” Recently, we realized this also applies to education: “fast, correct, low-stress – pick any two.” In this episode, we’ll talk about the outcomes of each tradeoff, and how to encourage your students – or yourself – to make the one […]

Episode 6: Studying is Just Interacting with the Material

Most students think they know how to study: they read, they re-read, and they re-re-read. But there’s a lot more that goes into studying effectively! In this episode, Adam and Dinur go over several ways to maximize your study time, by identifying and using new ways to interact with the material. You can download the […]

Episode 5: The OLI Method and the Growth mindset

Too often, learners think that there are people with a natural talent for learning, and that they must not be that person, because learning is not easy for them. This is an example of what Carol Dweck calls the “fixed mindset.” In this episode, Adam and Dinur go over these ideas, and how to develop […]

Episode 4: Intellectual Bulimia

In this episode, Dinur and Adam discuss the ever-present student method of “studying” – cramming – which is something that the high school mindset almost demands. But when you get into college prep and college, it stops working! Join us as we talk about how to stop cramming and start studying – and how to […]

Episode 3: Learning is Not a Race

Everything takes time, but students are conditioned to rush. How do we help them slow down – or even understand why it’s important? In this episode, Dinur and Adam go over some ways to help students slow down and improve their work! Click here to download the PDF of this episode’s transcript!  Show Notes The […]

Episode 2: Pulling Back The Curtain

As a student, do you sometimes wonder why your professors set up the syllabus the way they do, what we expect you to learn, or why we require you to write a term paper? In this episode, Adam and Dinur go over a few things professors have to do when we put a class together […]

Episode 1: What We’re About

In this episode, Adam and Dinur introduce themselves and talk about what they plan for this podcast. They start with a few main issues that teachers and students face. They’ll also talk about how this podcast will be organized! Download the PDF transcript of this episode by clicking here. Show NotesMary-Ann Winkelmes’ Transparent Teaching Archive