The brain is an amazing thing. Its capacity to learn is almost endless. But too often the process of learning can feel boring, difficult, stressful, and even painful. In order for the brain to retain what we’ve learned, we need to deploy the right strategies. These simple approaches make learning efficient and enjoyable.
Today’s guest is Collin Jewett. Collin is an industrial engineer, author, coach, and adventurer. He loves helping others rediscover the joy of learning and partnering with their brains to unlock limitless memory, boundless creativity, and unshakeable focus.
Collin and I talk about the process of learning, how to remember better, the relationship between learning and creativity, and so much more.
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- We are born with the desire to learn about the world and ourselves.
- Curiosity is the innate desire to ask questions.
- Creativity is the innate desire to answer questions and solve problems.
- Creativity isn’t a “have it or you don’t” thing. Creativity is the process of combining existing ideas in new ways.
- Memory works by associating and comparing old knowledge with new information.
- Analogies and metaphors are powerful because they take new ideas and put them in a familiar context.
- Learning that is relevant to our lives is more enjoyable and stickier. Clarify how and why this information or skill is relevant.
- Use the observation and visualization to get brain neurons to fire as if you were going through the motions.
- Use as many kinds of VARK learning methods (visual, auditory, reading/writing, kinesthetic) as possible for ultimate knowledge retention.
- Reward and punishment don’t motivate real learning or creativity. In fact, they often result in the opposite.