What I'm Reading: Learn Better by Ulrich Boser

Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything

For centuries, experts have argued that learning was about memorizing information: You’re supposed to study facts, dates, and details, burn them into your memory, and then apply that knowledge at opportune times. But this approach to learning isn’t nearly enough for the world that we live in today, and in Learn Better, I demonstrate that how we learn can matter just as much as what we learn.

- Ulrich Boser

Three takeaways:

  • The growth mindset: Learning is not static and dependent on innate intelligence.

  • With the right strategies, learning can be improved and made more effective.

  • Research is showing that self-quizzing is one of the most effective learning methods.

Recommended for: Parents, Teachers, Learning organizations, individuals looking to master specific skills