The Art of Learning

The Art of Learning
Author: Josh Waitzkin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2008-05-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780743277464

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An eight-time national chess champion and world champion martial artist shares the lessons he has learned from two very different competitive arenas, identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Art of Learning

The Art of Learning
Author: Josh Waitzkin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-05-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781416538868

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In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top—twice. Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father’s book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture. After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately earning the title of World Champion. How was he able to reach the pinnacle of two disciplines that on the surface seem so different? “I’ve come to realize that what I am best at is not Tai Chi, and it is not chess,” he says. “What I am best at is the art of learning.” With a narrative that combines heart-stopping martial arts wars and tense chess face-offs with life lessons that speak to all of us, The Art of Learning takes readers through Waitzkin’s unique journey to excellence. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure. Waitzkin believes that achievement, even at the championship level, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, resilient growth process. Rather than focusing on climactic wins, Waitzkin reveals the inner workings of his everyday method, from systematically triggering intuitive breakthroughs, to honing techniques into states of remarkable potency, to mastering the art of performance psychology. Through his own example, Waitzkin explains how to embrace defeat and make mistakes work for you. Does your opponent make you angry? Waitzkin describes how to channel emotions into creative fuel. As he explains it, obstacles are not obstacles but challenges to overcome, to spur the growth process by turning weaknesses into strengths. He illustrates the exact routines that he has used in all of his competitions, whether mental or physical, so that you too can achieve your peak performance zone in any competitive or professional circumstance. In stories ranging from his early years taking on chess hustlers as a seven year old in New York City’s Washington Square Park, to dealing with the pressures of having a film made about his life, to International Chess Championships in India, Hungary, and Brazil, to gripping battles against powerhouse fighters in Taiwan in the Push Hands World Championships, The Art of Learning encapsulates an extraordinary competitor’s life lessons in a page-turning narrative.

The Art of Changing the Brain

The Art of Changing the Brain
Author: James E. Zull
Publsiher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2020-05-28
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781642672022

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Neuroscience tells us that the products of the mind--thought, emotions, artistic creation--are the result of the interactions of the biological brain with our senses and the physical world: in short, that thinking and learning are the products of a biological process. This realization, that learning actually alters the brain by changing the number and strength of synapses, offers a powerful foundation for rethinking teaching practice and one's philosophy of teaching. James Zull invites teachers in higher education or any other setting to accompany him in his exploration of what scientists can tell us about the brain and to discover how this knowledge can influence the practice of teaching. He describes the brain in clear non-technical language and an engaging conversational tone, highlighting its functions and parts and how they interact, and always relating them to the real world of the classroom and his own evolution as a teacher. "The Art of Changing the Brain" is grounded in the practicalities and challenges of creating effective opportunities for deep and lasting learning, and of dealing with students as unique learners.

Slow Looking

Slow Looking
Author: Shari Tishman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2017-10-12
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781315283791

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Slow Looking provides a robust argument for the importance of slow looking in learning environments both general and specialized, formal and informal, and its connection to major concepts in teaching, learning, and knowledge. A museum-originated practice increasingly seen as holding wide educational benefits, slow looking contends that patient, immersive attention to content can produce active cognitive opportunities for meaning-making and critical thinking that may not be possible though high-speed means of information delivery. Addressing the multi-disciplinary applications of this purposeful behavioral practice, this book draws examples from the visual arts, literature, science, and everyday life, using original, real-world scenarios to illustrate the complexities and rewards of slow looking.

The Art of Teaching Art

The Art of Teaching Art
Author: Deborah A. Rockman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2000-11-09
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780199839483

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Often the finest artists do not make the best teachers. Many frustrated college students of art know this all too well as they suffer through unstructured classes with inexperienced teachers or graduate student instructors. In these situations, it is easy to blame the teachers. But the problem is largely institutional: most students graduating with MFAs from art schools receive little if any instruction in teaching art. If you find yourself in this predicament as teacher or student, this book is for you. The first book to provide a comprehensive guide for teaching college-level art, The Art of Teaching Art is the culmination of respected artist and instructor Deborah Rockman's two decades of teaching experience. Believing that drawing is the backbone of all of the visual arts, she begins with a complete explanation of drawing concepts that apply to any subject matter, e.g., composition, sighting processes, scaling techniques, and methods for linear and tonal development. She then illustrates these concepts with step-by-step methods that easily translate to classroom exercises. Next, she applies the drawing principles to every artist's most important and challenging subject, the human figure. After an extended section on understanding and teaching perspective that explores illusionistic form and space, the focus of the book shifts to the studio classroom itself and the essential elements that go into making an effective learning environment and curriculum. From preparing materials lists and syllabi, to setting up still-lifes, handling difficult classroom situations, critiquing and grading student artworks, and shooting slides of student artworks, she leaves no stone unturned.

Inside Education

Inside Education
Author: Stephen O'Brien
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2015-12-22
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781317362685

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To learn more about learning – what it is and how it works – it is necessary to look inside education. Inside Education takes the reader on a journey of four ‘live’ education projects: the first all-Irish speaking, mixed-gendered, multi-faith primary school in the Republic of Ireland ideally suited to exploring learning identity; an alternative post-primary school for those who leave (or are left behind by) the formal education system also based in the Republic of Ireland and ideally suited to exploring personal learning; an early college school that enables students to simultaneously sit their high-school diploma and college exams based in Queens, New York and ideally suited to exploring learning success; and an adult education training centre that works with ‘landless’ movement members based in Brazil and ideally suited to exploring learning power. Using a critical ethnography approach, each research narrative naturally unfolds/enfolds to tell a more complete learning story. All those interested in education are primed readers. By (re-)viewing their own learning outlook, they may begin to advance deeper critical ideas and debates in education. They may come to (re-)represent education, reminding public consciousness of its human stories, as well as its curious, intricate and powerful qualities. And they may (re-)discover ‘other’ roads to raise a scholar. Teachers, educational researchers, parents and guardians will be particularly interested readers. ‘Inside Education is a thought-provoking, challenging and revealing journey inside the world of education and learning. Its exploration of school and classroom practices in a range of different settings provides important insights into how we learn ‒ a central aspect of our education system which remains overlooked and understudied. In doing so, it lays down a challenge to policy-makers and educators everywhere to think differently about the way we learn and, ultimately, help students fulfil their real potential.’ -Carl O’Brien, Chief Reporter for The Irish Times ‘Inside Education is a stunning example of passionate scholarship that nonetheless refuses a redemptionist stance. The ethnography captures people and contexts and draws the reader into the four sites of learning in fluent and lyrical prose. This is facilitated by the extensive use of research notes deploying historical, comparative, literary, artistic and scholarly sources." -Denis O’Sullivan, Emeritus Professor of Education, University College Cork, Ireland

The Art of Accelerated Learning

The Art of Accelerated Learning
Author: Verda Harper
Publsiher: Wryting Ltd
Total Pages: 69
Release: 2021-06-22
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781913871628

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Have you ever wondered how you might be able to reach your true potential? Imagine if there was a way to speed up the learning process, giving you a broader knowledge in a much shorter time. You may wonder how some of your friends or colleagues are able to digest information so quickly when it takes you much longer to learn the same content. The good news is that you too can become great at learning quickly through the proven scientific strategies outlined in this book. Often in life, we are told that some people are naturally gifted and clever, and some people just aren’t. But this just simply isn’t the case! There are a number of different scientifically proven strategies that you can implement into your daily routine that in turn will help you unlock your full potential. I used to be like you, constantly playing catch up when it came to digesting content when some people seemed to pick it up with ease. That was until I discovered these tricks and tips, that helped turn me from your average joe into someone that was achieving their potential in every aspect of their life. How did I do it? Simply put, lots of research and trial and error! Through this trial and error, I have culminated everything that has worked for me into one, concise and easy to read ebook. Inside The Art of Accelerated Learning, learn: About accelerated learning and its benefits About speed-reading as a component of accelerated learning How to use my holistic guide and expert tips on speed-reading as part of accelerated learning There is so much more to this book I could go on and on, but I’ll let you discover the rest for yourself! Once you have picked this book up you won’t be able to put it down again until you have read it from cover to cover. You’ll be desperate to know everything there is to know about how you can be the absolute best version of yourself. Don’t just take my word for it, purchase this book today and start reaching your potential through scientifically proven tips and techniques.

The Art of Teaching Online

The Art of Teaching Online
Author: Larry Cooperman
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2017-11-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780081011201

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The Art of Teaching Online: How to Start and How to Succeed as an Online Instructor focuses on professionals who are not teachers, but who wish to enter the online education field as instructors in their disciplines. This book focuses mainly on how potential online instructors can create and maintain the human aspect of live, face-to-face education in an online course to successfully teach and instruct their students. Included are interviews with experienced online instructors who use their emotional intelligence skills and instruction skills (examples included) to teach their students successfully. Includes interviews with experienced instructors Features examples of effective instruction skills from online educators Focuses on professionals wishing to enter the online education field

The Science of Learning the Art of Teaching

The Science of Learning   the Art of Teaching
Author: Jerome A. Feldman,Doug McPhee
Publsiher: Delmar Pub
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2008
Genre: Education
ISBN: UOM:39015070699361

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A guide for educators provides information on making connections with students, planning a course syllabus, designing lessons, and preparing activities.

The Art of Learning and Self Development

The Art of Learning and Self Development
Author: Jim Stovall,Raymond H. Hull
Publsiher: Sound Wisdom
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-12-12
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781937879822

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The top achievers learn the most and apply what they learn; therefore, there is no skill, information, or lesson more vital than learning how to learn. This book is a must-read for business executives, entrepreneurs, people interested in personal development, trainers, teachers, and students. We live in a world where, more and more, we succeed based on what we know rather than what task we perform. Authors, Jim Stovall and Ray Hull, PhD are lifelong learners and teachers of successful best practices across a wide spectrum of topics including learning and education. Read this book to understand more about: The ways people learn Action steps for learning New methods to learn How learning will help you achieve your goals Universal in appeal and highly accessible, this book acts as a spotlight on the truth that there is no one seeking any goal who doesn’t need to learn how to learn!

The Art of Teaching Science

The Art of Teaching Science
Author: Jack Hassard,Michael Dias
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-07-04
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781135889999

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The Art of Teaching Science emphasizes a humanistic, experiential, and constructivist approach to teaching and learning, and integrates a wide variety of pedagogical tools. Becoming a science teacher is a creative process, and this innovative textbook encourages students to construct ideas about science teaching through their interactions with peers, mentors, and instructors, and through hands-on, minds-on activities designed to foster a collaborative, thoughtful learning environment. This second edition retains key features such as inquiry-based activities and case studies throughout, while simultaneously adding new material on the impact of standardized testing on inquiry-based science, and explicit links to science teaching standards. Also included are expanded resources like a comprehensive website, a streamlined format and updated content, making the experiential tools in the book even more useful for both pre- and in-service science teachers. Special Features: Each chapter is organized into two sections: one that focuses on content and theme; and one that contains a variety of strategies for extending chapter concepts outside the classroom Case studies open each chapter to highlight real-world scenarios and to connect theory to teaching practice Contains 33 Inquiry Activities that provide opportunities to explore the dimensions of science teaching and increase professional expertise Problems and Extensions, On the Web Resources and Readings guide students to further critical investigation of important concepts and topics. An extensive companion website includes even more student and instructor resources, such as interviews with practicing science teachers, articles from the literature, chapter PowerPoint slides, syllabus helpers, additional case studies, activities, and more. Visit http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415965286 to access this additional material.

The Art and Science of Learning Languages

The Art and Science of Learning Languages
Author: Amorey Gethin,Erik V. Gunnemark
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1997-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1871516676

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Offers a framework for learning any language and provides the arguments as to why anyone should do so, as well as examining the merits of various methods of language learning. The key message of the book is the importance of self-reliance based on a positive approach and efficient organization.

The Art of Learning Preclinical Prosthodontics

The Art of Learning Preclinical Prosthodontics
Author: Dr.Kasim Mohamed, Dr.M.Umamaheswari, Dr.N.Shanmuganathan, Dr.Jayanth Christian, Dr.S.Madhan Kumar, Dr.V. AnandKumar
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-10-30
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781644293133

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The book aims in simplifying laboratory procedures in prosthodontics which solves the practical difficulties encountered by students. It comprises of pictorial representations, and the clinical application of each laboratory procedure. This will enable the student to observe, improve self-learning and also learn the text corresponding to each picture grasping the most probable exam questions. The target audience are not only undergraduate students it will be a refresher for first year Post graduate students and also of great help to Dental technicians. The learning ability of the students is more when they see pictures rather reading text explaining facts to which they aren’t exposed initially. The book doesn’t fail to include all short citation pertaining to each picture portrayed. Hence when a student is given an opportunity to read such books it will help them to retain, reproduce, perform and practice better.

Attacking Chess

Attacking Chess
Author: Josh Waitzkin,Fred Waitzkin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1995-08-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9780684802503

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Josh Waitzkin combines personal anecdotes with solid instruction in this unique introduction to the game of chess. Concentrating on teaching young or new players how to beef up their attacks, Waitzkin presents 40 different chess challenges. He introduces each problem with a brief description of the game from which it was drawn. 50 line drawings.

Portfolio Beginning Drawing

Portfolio  Beginning Drawing
Author: Alain Picard
Publsiher: Walter Foster Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-10-24
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781633223585

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Discover and master the fundamentals of drawing with professional tips and expert instruction. Designed especially for aspiring artists, Beginning Drawing, the third title in Walter Foster's new Portfolio series, offers a well-rounded introduction to the art of basic drawing. In this concept-and technique-driven approach, beginning artists will discover the fundamentals of the craft and how to put those skills into practice for creating realistic works of art. From selecting and working with the tools of the trade to learning a range of basic techniques, Beginning Drawing provides a thorough, easily digestible overview of key drawing concepts, including lighting, shading, shadows, perspective, texture, and composition, and then demonstrates how these techniques intersect, both functionally and creatively, in a wider context within a complete piece of art. Step-by-step lessons encourage practice, focusing readers on the methods and techniques designed to enhance their overall skill level, before graduating on to more subject-specific works. Packed with professional tips and expert instruction, Beginning Drawing is the perfect book for anyone desiring to learn, and ultimately master, the art of drawing.