The Learning Made Easier Podcast

Blogs are great, but some people do better with listening. So welcome to the Learning Made Easier Podcast, which launched on March 4, 2019. Join me and my colleague Dinur Blum as we talk about all kinds of learning-related topics, from time management to being a first-generation student and everything in between.

In each episode, we’ll discuss a learning-related topic – including the research on that topic and our own experiences with it in the classroom and in coaching – and then go into how teachers can use it in their classrooms to help their students and how students can use it to improve their learning. Parents who are interested in how to help their students get better at school can also use these techniques. There’s something for everyone!

We also have a set of special episodes that deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on teachers, students, and institutions. You can find those episodes here. 

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Here’s a list of the episodes we’ve published so far.

Episode 1: What We’re About
2-28-2019

Episode 2: Pulling Back the Curtain
3-4-2019

Episode 3: Learning is Not a Race
3-11-2019

Episode 4: Intellectual Bulimia
3-18-2019

Episode 5: The OLI Method and the Growth Mindset
3-25-2019

Episode 6: Studying = Interacting With the Material
4-1-2019

Episode 7: The Trade-Off
4-8-2019

Episode 8: Improvement, Not Perfection
4-15-2019

Episode 9: How to Change Your Thinking
4-22-2019

Episode 10: Interview with Dr. Stacy Smith on Student Writing
4-29-2019

Episode 11: Why Early Confusion Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Learning
5-6-2019

Episode 12: Time Management: Making Time Noticeable
5-13-2019

Episode 13: Time Management: Using a Planner and Calendar
5-20-2019

Episode 14: Time Management: How to Prioritize
5-27-2019

Episode 15: Time Management: How to Remind Yourself
6-3-2019

Episode 16: Time Management: Disciplined Planning
6-10-2019

Episode 17: How to Take Effective Notes
6-17-2019

Episode 18: How to Get Out of a Slump
6-24-2019

Episode 19: Why We Judge Ourselves (and How to Stop!)
7-1-2019

Episode 20: Interview with Gretchen Wegner, M.Ed.
7-8-2019

Episode 21: What Grades Mean in College
7-15-2019

Episode 22: How Talking it Out Helps You Learn
7-22-2019

Episode 23: How Mistakes Help You Learn
7-29-2019

Episode 24: How Small Improvements Lead to Big Outcomes
8-5-2019

Episode 25: How to Make a Study Group Work For You
8-12-2019

Episode 26: Take Your Time To Do It Right
8-19-2019

Episode 27: Work Easier, Not Less
8-27-2019

Episode 28: Work Easier, Not Less 2
9-2-2019

Episode 29: Kickstarting College – Academic Norms for Freshmen and Transfers
9-9-2019

Episode 30: How to Apply for College (With TheCollegeSpy.Com)
9-16-2019

Episode 31: Kickstarting College – Non-Academic Norms for Freshmen and Transfers
9-23-2019

Episode 32: Disabled Students and College Expectations
9-30-2019

Episode 33: Academic Services – How to Make Students Aware of Them
10-7-2019

Episode 34: How Professors See Academic Services
10-14-2019

Episode 35: When Using Academic Services Seems Like Weakness
10-21-2019

Episode 36: Professors and Attendance
10-28-2019

Episode 37: Applying to Graduate School
11-4-2019

Episode 38: How to Create Effective Tests
11-11-2019

Episode 39: How to Write Effective Multiple-Choice, True/False, and Matching Questions
11-18-2019

Episode 40: An Interview With Professor Thomas Norman
11-25-2019

Episode 41: How to Write Effective Written Questions
12-2-2019

Episode 42: All About Rubric Creation
12-9-2019

Episode 43: How to Take Multiple-Choice, True/False, and Matching Question Tests
12-16-2019

Episode 44: How to Take Essay, Short-Answer and Fill-In-The-Blank Tests
12-23-2019

Episode 45: Group Work – and Free Riders
12-30-2019

Episode 46: When Non-Academic Problems Need Non-Academic Help
1-6-2020

Episode 47: How to Talk to Your Professors About Your Grades
1-13-2020

Episode 48: Grades and Self-Worth
1-20-2020

Episode 49: Getting Good With “Good Enough”
1-27-2020

Episode 50: When Life Throws a Curveball
2-3-2020

Episode 51: Ungrading – Different Ways to Assess Student Work
2-10-2020

Episode 52: How to Do Things Right Without Being Stressed
2-17-2020

Episode 53: The 3×3 Method for Reading In-Depth
2-24-2020

Episode 54: Deserving vs. Earning
3-2-2020

Episode 55: How to Handle Mistakes
3-9-2020

Episode 56: Basic Self-Care for People Who Learn
5-25-2020

Episode 57: How to Stop Overthinking (Part 1 of 2)
6-1-2020

Episode 58: How to Stop Overthinking (Part 2 of 2)
6-8-2020

Episode 59: Letters of Recommendation
6-15-2020

Episode 60: An Interview With Kyle Grappone
6-22-2020

Episode 61: The Myth of Multitasking
6-29-2020

Episode 62: “Trying Hard” vs. “Working Effectively”
7-6-2020

Episode 63: How to Ask Better Questions
7-13-2020

Episode 64: The Myth of Motivation
7-20-2020

Episode 65: Making the Most of Limited Time
7-27-2020

Episode 66: Failure Planning With Future You
8-3-2020

Episode 67: When Your Professor’s Not Responding
8-10-2020

Episode 68: How to Handle Difficult In-Class Conversations
8-17-2020

Episode 69: The SQUARED Method of Critical Thinking – Summarizing
8-24-2020

Episode 70: The SQUARED Method of Critical Thinking – Questioning
8-31-2020

Episode 71: The SQUARED Method of Critical Thinking – Unpacking
9-7-2020

Episode 72: The SQUARED Method of Critical Thinking – Analyzing
9-14-2020

Episode 73: The SQUARED Method of Critical Thinking – Relating
9-21-2020