Effective Learning Tool Typepad

Real live cases, with real live people. 

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Whose problem is it?

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A common question I need to ask when coaching someone is, who has the problem. Are you looking for change, or is someone else sending you to change, because they can’t deal with you? The other day, a certain friend I know from London asked me for a good therapist to go to. I asked…

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Proud to get a 60

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The first thing I did on my first day on the job as a Rebbi for post high school, was reinstall test taking. Test taking is one of the most beneficial ways for a person to be able to “own” the information. To review it in a way that you can answer it later, is…

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Widening your options

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When the learner gets stuck, he says I don’t know. I don’t understand. This inner voice stops the learner from being able to think. It shuts off the learning engine. It turns off the “thinking cap”. Then “spacing out” kicks in. Just changing the wording to I don’t know yet, I don’t understand yet, keeps…

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Stand for Talmud study (stender for gemara in Hebrew)

The way our ancestors learnt…

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The other day I met an 8th grade Rebbe, and we started speaking. When he asked me what I do, I told him. I am an Effective Learning Coach, for 7th , 8th grade, through high school. So he asked me what my method is based off of. I told him that parts of the method are based…

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Yeshiva Students Learning Talmud

A new way of education…

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I help 7th and 8th graders, through high school, achieve their inner academic and social greatness. Taking them from the bottom 30 percent to the top 30 percent. Last week a boy came to speak to me. He was sent by his father, because he had no motivation to learn. He was getting 60s on…

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