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!
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Here’s a list of the episodes we’ve published so far!
Episode 1: What We’re About
Episode 2: Pulling Back the Curtain
Episode 3: Learning is Not a Race
Episode 4: Intellectual Bulimia
Episode 5: The OLI Method and the Growth Mindset
Episode 6: Studying = Interacting With the Material
Episode 7: The Trade-Off
Episode 8: Improvement, Not Perfection
Episode 9: How to Change Your Thinking
Episode 10: Interview with Dr. Stacy Smith on Student Writing
Episode 11: Why Early Confusion Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Learning
Episode 12: Time Management: Making Time Noticeable
Episode 13: Time Management: Using a Planner and Calendar
Episode 14: Time Management: How to Prioritize
Episode 15: Time Management: How to Remind Yourself
Episode 16: Time Management: Disciplined Planning
Episode 17: How to Take Effective Notes
Episode 18: How to Get Out of a Slump
Episode 19: Why We Judge Ourselves (and How to Stop!)
Episode 20: Interview with Gretchen Wegner, M.Ed.
Episode 21: What Grades Mean in College
Episode 22: How Talking it Out Helps You Learn
Episode 23: How Mistakes Help You Learn
Episode 24: How Small Improvements Lead to Big Outcomes
Episode 25: How to Make a Study Group Work For You
Episode 26: Take Your Time To Do It Right
Episode 27: Work Easier, Not Less
Episode 28: Work Easier, Not Less 2
Episode 29: Kickstarting College – Academic Norms for Freshmen and Transfers
Episode 30: How to Apply for College (With TheCollegeSpy.Com)
Episode 31: Kickstarting College – Non-Academic Norms for Freshmen and Transfers
Episode 32: Disabled Students and College Expectations
Episode 33: Academic Services – How to Make Students Aware of Them
Episode 34: How Professors See Academic Services
Episode 35: When Using Academic Services Seems Like Weakness
Episode 36: Professors and Attendance
Episode 37: Applying to Graduate School
Episode 38: How to Create Effective Tests
Episode 39: How to Write Effective Multiple-Choice, True/False, and Matching Questions
Episode 40: An Interview With Professor Thomas Norman
Episode 41: How to Write Effective Written Questions
Episode 42: All About Rubric Creation
Episode 43: How to Take Multiple-Choice, True/False, and Matching Question Tests
Episode 44: How to Take Essay, Short-Answer and Fill-In-The-Blank Tests
Episode 45: Group Work – and Free Riders
Episode 46: When Non-Academic Problems Need Non-Academic Help
Episode 47: How to Talk to Your Professors About Your Grades
Episode 48: Grades and Self-Worth
Episode 49: Getting Good With “Good Enough”
Episode 50: When Life Throws a Curveball
Episode 51: Ungrading – Different Ways to Assess Student Work
Episode 52: How to Do Things Right Without Being Stressed