It happens like this: you learn, you learn something, and when the time comes to put knowledge into practice, it seems to dissolve. For example: They studied the language of the application and clicked the tests like crazy, but when they hit the wearer, everything flew out of my head. Or they drove excellent, but on the road you feel like you’re driving for the first time.
The idea of classic teaching – when we listen to lectures, read textbooks and do exercises – is based on the transfer effect: It is assumed that what is learned in one context (in the audience) at the right time is in another (in the real one Life) is applied. Unfortunately, this almost never works.
1. Project-based training
Many super workers (people who master knowledge and skills extremely quickly) choose projects rather than courses. The logic is simple: if you focus your training on the production of something, you are guaranteed to learn how to do it. If you only attend classes, you can spend a lot of time reading and reading, but you can never reach your goal.
You can watch YouTube videos for hours or try to do something with your own hands. Guess what’s more effective. – Source
Learning to program by creating your own game is more effective than reading a textbook. It is also convenient to master engineering, design, art, carpentry, writing and many other skills based on projects.
2. Training with immersion
Diving is when you literally immerse yourself in the environment in which the skill is practiced. The simplest example is learning a language in the country where it is used. A stay among the speakers is guaranteed: you will communicate more and more diverse than in the audience, which means that you will learn the language faster.
Learning a foreign language is not the only area of application for the immersion method. For example, inexperienced programmers can join open source projects to solve new coding problems. Think about how you can immerse yourself in the area where you study.
3. Flight simulation method
Projects and immersion are cool, but some skills cannot be developed under real conditions. Safe piloting or surgery cannot be performed safely. In this case, try to simulate the most similar situation.
For example, a flight simulator is used to teach the pilot. This is almost as effective as controlling a real airplane if you reproduce the same tasks that you have to do in the air. The simulator doesn’t have to be perfect: it doesn’t matter whether graphics and sound match the flight exactly. It is important that key skills are trained. Then the transfer becomes easier.
Sometimes modern technologies help with modeling. – Source
Create a situation that comes as close to reality as possible. For example, if you want to learn how to speak French before traveling to France, it makes more sense to learn with a Skype teacher than to sort cards with your own words.
4. Excessive approach
This method is to maximize the scope and complexity of the task. For example, Superman Tristan de Montebello mastered his speaking skills before speaking at the World Cup. At first he trained in speech clubs, but felt too softly valued there. Then he decided to perform in secondary schools.
School children are merciless. If jokes are not funny and language is boring, express them openly. Tristan immediately read in the faces: “Repeat!” This honest feedback allowed us to learn faster and more intensely.
It is nice to speak to a loyal audience, but it is much more effective to find someone to tell you the truth. – Source
Think about how you can learn “in abundance”, that is, solve problems that are more complex than those you face in real life. But don’t overestimate yourself: a hostile environment can demotivate and undermine trust in your own abilities. Choose a high but reasonable level of requirements.
It will be scary, but it will go away
Learning in practice is not easy. First, you will feel that you are “not ready” to speak a language that is hardly familiar. You are afraid to go on stage and deliver a speech that you have not learned to the last comma. You may not want to dive straight into building your own application and would rather watch a video of someone else doing it first. However, these fears are disappearing.
“The first week in every new country in my language study project was always a shock, but soon I got used to living completely within a new language culture,” said Scott Young, author of Super-Learning, who immersed 4 languages learned per year.
It is worth starting – and you will feel the effects. So there will be motivated to continue.
Such training can be difficult, intense, and even more disappointing than reading a book or sitting in a lecture. But precisely these obstacles give a strong impetus. If you are ready to use tactics aimed at the target, you will learn much more effectively.
Based on materials from the book “Super-Learning”
How not to swear over money, children, sex and paper envelope
How not to swear over money, children, sex and paper envelopes
We’ve had a lot of books about relationships, but none has ever made you laugh like that.
Belinda Luscombe has been writing about relationships for Time magazine for 20 years. And she actively practiced them: her marriage is almost 30 years old. So she discovered six areas that cause the most problems – everyone: intimacy, quarrels, finances, family, sex, mutual assistance.
In the book “Happiness Together” – instructions for technical inspection of relationships. Is everything going as it should or is it time to “change the oil”? There are many situations from family life in which you will probably recognize yourself, and tips to fix anything that is junk. With a fair amount of humor.
Do we have envelopes?
“My husband Jeremy does it with envelopes,” Belinda says. – Every time he asks if we have envelopes, although I have already shown him a thousand times where they are. On the shelf. Next to the handles. So what? My husband, going to send a letter, each time asks: “Do we have envelopes?”
Why can some trifle, insignificant imperfection in a loved one drive you to a frenzy? Because a wedding is not a happy ending at all. Married life is like clearing a path of snow: you start out full of enthusiasm, but it turns out that the activity requires much more endurance.
Of course, people get tired of relationships. This is as natural as the fact that food goes bad and the fire goes out. But we have learned to preserve food and keep the fire going. So you can come to an agreement with nature.
We are Incorporated
Imagine your marriage is a business partnership, “We Are Incorporated.” You manage finances together. Manage children together. Both of you are managers of your property – apartments, villas, cars. You combine the duties of a chef, taxi driver, travel agent and teacher.
Use proximity as a weapon, not a weapon. Cultivate a team spirit – it helps you achieve results in tedious and tedious tasks. Discuss resentments and grievances. This means that you spend time with a person not because it is pleasant, but because you create something together – a marriage, a family, a couple.
This is called “relational thinking,” and it is the key to a long and happier marriage.
Children are a laborious project, like putting together a three-dimensional puzzle, which also snaps and throws dirty clothes all over the apartment. One mother once said that upbringing is as much teamwork as robbing a bank: “One is robbing, the other is driving a car that will be used to get away.”
But remember, you are not together because of the children. Sometimes go on vacation without them. And remind yourself that it’s a good idea to nominate your partner sometimes.
Belinda Luscombe: “When my husband was looking after my son, the son fell out of the bed. When I was looking after my son, the baby fell out of the stroller. And which of us is the worst parent? ” – Source
If you think your partner is a lousy parent, try to moderate the criticism. After all, your skills are hardly perfect. This is the great meaning of having two parents: they bridge each other’s shortcomings.
Have a fight? Eat something
Belinda once asked Mark Zuckerberg what changed when Sheryl Sandberg, the first woman on the board, came to Facebook. Mark said: after her arrival, they forgot what hunger is. She made sure that there was always food on the tables during meetings.
Here’s a lesson from one of the richest women in the world: Never start an important conversation on an empty stomach.
If the relationship is broken
“Repairing” a marriage is exhausting. Sometimes it seems that getting a divorce is easier, as it is easier to buy new headphones than to untangle the wires from those that are. But think about this.
Scientists found 645 unhappy couples, and after 5 years they interviewed them. It turned out that those who got divorced did not feel happier than those who kept their marriage. And the couples who stayed together were glad they hadn’t parted.
Our thinking is aimed at solving problems, although in reality we need a different kind of thinking, “carousel”: now your horse is down, but wait a little – and it will rise again.
The book “Happiness Together” will surely appeal to those who appreciate humor. Belinda will make you laugh more than once and look at relationships from a different – more funny – angle. Family life can be boring, it can be difficult, but add a healthy dose of self-irony and it turns out that everything is not so bad.
Despite the humor, the conversation will go on the most serious topics, and you will find a lot of practical advice.
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We don’t find soul mates like beautiful seashells on the beach. We become soul mates. One of us is waves, the other is sand, and together we form a wonderful beach. Marriage means that you have tied your destiny with someone and said to this person: “It looks like the journey with you will be exciting.” So make it that way.
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