Saturday, November 17, 2018

book: make it stick

MAKE IT STICK by P. Brown, M.McDaniel & H.Roediger III | Core Message - YouTube

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning: Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel: 4708364242277: Books

1. Take self-quizzes 2. Interleave 3. Spacing Effort = Retention

Learning & Teaching for Mastery

Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores | Sal Khan - YouTube

"... it in a traditional academic model we group students together usually by age ... and we shepherd them all together at the same pace
the teacher will give a lecture ... then we'll go home do some homework the next morning we'll review the homework then we'll get another lecture homework lecture homework that'll continue for about two or three weeks and then we get a test and on that test maybe I get a 75% maybe you get a 90% maybe you get a 95% and even though that test has identified gaps in our knowledge I didn't know 25 percent of the material even the a student what was the 5% they didn't know even though we've identified those gaps the whole class will then move on to the next subject probably a more advanced subject that's going to build on those gaps 
that process continues and and you immediately start to realize how strange this is I didn't know 25% of the more foundational thing and now I'm being pushed to the more advanced thing and this one can view for months and will continue for years all the way it's at some point ... I hit a wall 
to appreciate how absurd that is imagine if we did other things in our life that way say home building 

so we bring in the contractor say told we have two weeks to build a foundation do what you can so they they do what they can maybe it rains maybe some of the supplies don't show up and the two weeks later the inspector comes looks around says okay the concrete's still wet right over there that part's not quite up to code I'll give it an 80% say great that's a C let's build the first floor same thing yeah we have two weeks do it you can inspector shows up in two weeks it's a 75% great that's a d-plus second floor third floor and all of a sudden while you're building the third floor that whole structure collapses ..."

Khan Academy Live! In Khanversation with Barbara Oakley - YouTube

Jeff Bezos unveils $2B ‘Day One Fund’ focusing on homeless families and preschool education – GeekWire

Saturday, October 20, 2018

FAST Learning

How to learn Fast - Jim Kwik - 2018 - YouTube

Forget: what you already know, start with beginners mind; ignore distractions; limitations
Active: Brain does not learn based on consumption, it learns by creation 
State:  Information + Emotion = long term memory
Teach: Learn to teach to somebody else; this makes you pay attention differently

"With great power comes great responsibility"
<=> "With great responsibility comes great power"
When we take responsibility for something we have great power to make it better!

The greatest responsibility: controlling how we feel, to be in state of curiosity, excitement.

"When you teach something you get it to learn twice"

book: The Power of TED (The Empowerment Dynamic)

POWER OF TED* (*THE EMPOWERMENT DYNAMIC): 10th Anniversary Edition: David Emerald, Obadinah Heavner, Robert Lanphear: 9780996871808: Books

Home Escape the Drama Triangle with TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic)Image result for POWER OF TED* (*THE EMPOWERMENT DYNAMIC)

The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) PDF

PNTV: The Power of TED by David Emerald - YouTube (review by Brian Johnson)

The Power of TED by David Emerald - PhilosophersNotes | Optimize

Optimize Interview: The Power of TED* with David Emerald - YouTube

3 vital questions:
  • where is my focus
    • problems or 
    • outcomes
  • how am I relating: to others, to experiences, to myself 
    • more drama or 
    • empowering myself to take creative action
  • what actions am I taking: 
    • reactive, or 
    • generative, creative
Orientation is crucial
  • Victim or 
    • DDT triangle: Dreaded Drama Triangle
      • victim, 
      • prosecutor, (a person,  a condition, a situation)
      • rescuer
    • focus on what we don't want, on problems
    • inner state of anxiety, fear
    • reactive actions (fight, flight, freeze) 
    • this is the default human orientation, survival instinct
  • Creator 
    • TED triangle: The Empowerment Dynamics: 
      • creator, 
      • challenger, 
      • coach 
    • focus on what we want, envisioned outcomes
    • what has a meaning for us
    • creative actions, passion, desire
    • start with baby steps in solving problems toward goals

people play different roles in different situations, both in DDT and TED triangles

important is to shift mindset DDT => TED
  • victim => creator:
    • what I want to create
    • I own my capacity to respond to life experiences, even when feel victimized 
    • questions to ask: 
      • why am I experiencing this
      • what can I learn here
    • the key for shift from victim to creator is to be able to ask and answer questions: 
      • "what do I want?" and
      • "what are the choices here
    • chose to respond to what is happening in life
  • persecutor => challenger
    • challenges to improve and create, instead to react
    • be constructive challengers in our relationships with others
    • always ask yourself questions: 
      • what do I want
      • what is my intention here" before challenging someone
      • what kind of question can I ask
    • conscious constructive challenger has learning, supportive intention (not to show off)
    • not to see others as "problems to fix", instead as "creators in their own right"
  • rescuer => coach
    • professional or trusted friend
    • clarify intended outcomes and current reality
    • rescuers often from good intention reinforce powerlessness of the victim 
    • as a coach, we see the person we support as a creator, capable and resourceful
    • support by inquiry, asking questions:
      • what do you want
      • what is your current reality
      • what are possible options, choices,
        baby steps to move to better outcome

Dynamic Tension
Example of rubber band as an illustration
  • What do I want (goal)
  • What is current reality (starting point)
    • what supports the goal
    • what is in the way, problems to solve
  • Resolving this tension (distance from start to goal) by
    • taking baby steps from current reality to desired goal
    • short term, the smallest thing I can do
    • every step can be 
      • forward, good
      • backward, what can I learn from it?
      • breakthrough, you never know when it may happen if not taking baby steps
    • in every step evaluate
      • what do I want?
      • what did I got?
      • what is next?
Why baby steps rather then giant leaps?
  • High-achievers assumptions that need to
    figure out all the steps to desired future outcome before taking action. 
  • Detailed plans are often voided by unanticipated situations. 
  • Spending all time planning steps rather than taking them. 
  • Baby steps open up paths for breakthroughs or learning along the way 
  • What can I do in next 30 days is much more powerful than what I can do in 5 years
  • Immediate actions inform subsequent actions, 
  • Don't have to have it all figured out before we start
Quote: "It is impossible to invest your soul in a compromise"
There is always a tension between desired outcome and reality.
If we give in to this tension by reducing goal, we react from victim reality, compromising vision.
Part of discipline of being a creator is to allow ourselves to have big visions, that creates a meaning for our lives, and taking baby steps to make it closer to reality.


  • being able to identify "where am I" (DDT or TED)
  • and "what I really want" and what are choices
  • no mater the situation we always have choices, and can choose choice

David Emerald womeldorff - YouTube