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March 2, 2020 27 min

Episode #004 - It"s Not A Cakewalk

I.  Introduction

  • Our aim:
  • To help business leaders, trainers, and teachers level up their skills in L&D;
  • To curb the difficulty of learning by providing a clean and intuitive, mobile-learning environment.
  • Visit us at ConveYour.com
  • This episode focuses on the difficulty of learning
  • II. Defining “It’s Not A Cakewalk”

  • Learning must be effortful (Based on Make It Stick: https://conveyour.com/blog/a-review-of-make-it-stick-the-science-of-successful-learning)
  • What are the tools of elaboration, reuse, recitation, and mixing up?
  • The Ancient Way of Learning (the Trivium)
  • Grammar Stage
  • Dialectic Stage
  • Rhetoric Stage
  • III.  Not Just Consumption

  • Mastery isn’t developed within hours of being in a workshop
  • Mastery isn’t observation (Golf example)
  • "To know and not to do is not to know at all.” - Laozi
  • Spaced Repetition
  • We remember things best
  • Right before we forget them
  • When we are forced to recall
  • Not: Consume, Consume, Consume—Go Do
  • Rather: Consume, Recall; Consume, Recite; Consume, Elaborate—Go Do
  • The most effortful learners become experts (violinist example)
  • IV.  Capability of Platforms

  • Evolution of e-Learning 
  • Blogging
  • Vlogging
  • Website Publishing as a Course
  • V.  The Time Factor—So much information, it’s difficult to consume

  • Time doesn’t mean effort (Working out)
  • Need for high intensity
  • Deliberate practice
  • VI.  Allowing People to Fail

  • Squeamish about wrong answers
  • The “All of the above” Issue in quizzing
  • No sense of assessment
  • The Problem of participation trophies
  • “Fail often. Fail early. Fail forward.”
  • The real world.
  • Stephen’s Wish: “It’s okay to fail.”
  • Chess example (embedding tactics into your game)
  • VII.  Conclusion


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