Here’s 3 Things to think about.
I. Learning & Doing
It’s easy to do many things and not learn much. While doing provides experience, learning makes experience memorable.
Learn from others. Then do. Develop memory and memories.
When we don’t control our attention, others will.
To improve attention:
+ Strengthen focus [sleep, exercise, meditation]
– Remove distractions [habits, single screen, implementation intentions]
III. Daniel Kahneman on expertise
“What we consider as expertise usually takes a long time to develop. The acquisition of expertise in complex tasks…is intricate and slow because expertise in a domain is not a single skill but rather a large collection of mini skills.”
Within domains, experts can:
- automate “mini skills”
- notice deep structure
- think flexibly and creatively
Until next Friday,
PS: Top education reads from the week:
Parental load theory by Becky Allen
Maybe Failure Isn’t the Best Teacher by Eben Harrell