Saturday, May 22, 2021

Mastery / Competency Learning

MASTERY by Robert Greene | Animated Core Message - YouTube

Amazon.com: Mastery (8601422197709): Greene, Robert: Books


Book Club: My Top 5 Takeaways from Mastery by Robert Greene - YouTube

Mastery by Robert Greene Summary & Key Lessons - Nat Eliason


Khan Academy view of mastery learning (video) | Khan Academy


Mastery learning – Instructional strategy and educational philosophy

Mastery learning maintains that students must achieve a level of mastery (e.g., 90% on a knowledge test) in prerequisite knowledge before moving forward to learn subsequent information.



Competency-based learning - Wikipedia

focuses on outcomes and real-world performance
Key concepts that make up the competency-based education framework include demonstrated mastery of a competency, meaningful types of assessment, individualized support for students, and the creation and application of knowledge


Mastery Transcript Consortium – Working consortium of public and private secondary schools


Learning management system – Software system that serves the delivery of learning content and the organisation of learning processes


CEO Talk: How to run a successful worldwide company in the education market - YouTube


Turning a math tutoring class into a homeschooling online solution


Competency Based Learning - EdTech Update

Competency-Based Learning Puts Students at the Center. It’s Perfect for Now. | EdSurge News


Educational Approach - Whitmore School Online High School

Mastery-Based Learning: online system is designed to focus on students’ strengths and achievements, rather than their limitations and failures. For example, our individually-paced mastery learning approach eliminates the “need for speed” present in a standard classroom and allows students to learn at their own natural rate. Students may begin a new course at any time during the calendar year, and progress at the pace that they find most comfortable. As long as the student eventually masters the course work, they will be awarded credit for the course.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

book: Predictably Irrational

excellent book about Behavioral economics

Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions: Ariely, Dr. Dan: 9780061353246: Amazon.com: Books


Predictably Irrational - Wikipedia

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is a 2008 book by Dan Ariely, in which he challenges readers' assumptions about making decisions based on rational thought. Ariely explains, "My goal, by the end of this book, is to help you fundamentally rethink what makes you and the people around you tick. I hope to lead you there by presenting a wide range of scientific experiments, findings, and anecdotes that are in many cases quite amusing. Once you see how systematic certain mistakes are—how we repeat them again and again—I think you will begin to learn how to avoid some of them".


author's web site:

Dan Ariely


book summaries:

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely: Summary and Notes - Dan Silvestre

"Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely explores the hidden forces that shape our decisions. Ariely proves that humans are not only irrational but predictably irrational. In other words: our irrationality happens again and again. A great book to improve your decision making so you can change the way you live for the better."


Predictably Irrational - The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions [Speed Summary] - Brand Genetics


related book: 

Thinking, Fast and Slow - Wikipedia

In 2002, psychologist Daniel Kahneman and economist Vernon L. Smith were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Kahneman was awarded the prize "for having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty"


Saturday, May 1, 2021

book: Daily Stoic

Daily Stoic | Stoic Wisdom For Everyday Life

Amazon.com: The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living: Featuring new translations of Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius eBook: Holiday, Ryan, Hanselman, Stephen: Kindle Store


Stoicism Explained In 3 Minutes - YouTube

"The chief task of the "philosopher" (love of wisdom)
is to determine what is up to as and what's not up to us"

Definition of stoicism: we don't control what happens to us
but we can control how we respond to what happens to us.

Everything that happens is an opportunity to respond with "4 virtues"

  • Courage (bravery, endurance, fortitude) 
  • Justice (fairness, good conduct)
  • Temperance (self discipline, right amount, obtain from things that don't matter)
  • Wisdom (study, life-long education jurney)
"It's not what happens, it's how you respond to what happens"

"What stands in the way becomes a way"

"Practice, be your best self"

"it is not what one says, it is what one does"