The Art Of Learning

The Art Of Learning

The Art Of Learning

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Josh Waitzkin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-05-27
Total Pages : 265 Pages
ISBN : 9780743277464


The Art Of Learning

The Art Of Learning

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Josh Waitzkin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-05-08
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781416538868


The Art Of Learning

The Art Of Learning

A child chess champion and Tai Chi Chuan world champion describes his journies to the top, sharing the lessons he has learned and identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Josh Waitzkin
Publisher : Free Press
Release : 2007-05-08
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 0743277457


Slow Looking

Slow Looking

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.

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


The Art Of World Learning

The Art Of World Learning

This is a visionary, consciousness-raising book that asks us to rethink the purposes and design of study away and study abroad experiences in the context of a broadened set of global threats, including climate disruption, soaring inequality, ecosystem breakdown, the dying off of distinct languages and cultural communities, and the threat of a nuclear catastrophe. As we ask students to truly comprehend this world from the privileged perspective of the global North, Rich Slimbach asks us to consider two fundamental questions: What and how should we learn? And having learned, for what should we use what we know? A panoply of pedagogies and methods of inquiry – from study away/abroad and service-based learning to diversity programming, environmental education, and community-based research – aim to develop students who both understand the challenges faced by global communities and act in ways that advance their social and environmental health. What temperaments, social habits, and intellectual abilities will they need to help heal their corner of creation? And what pedagogical perspectives, principles, and procedures can best support them in this creative challenge? Rich Slimbach argues that transforming student consciousness and life choices requires a global learning curriculum that integrates multi-disciplinary inquiry into the structural causes of problems that riddle the common good, along with mechanisms that bid students to cross borders, to pay attention, and to listen to those unlike themselves. At its heart, this book proposes a truly transformative approach to community-engaged global learning.

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Genre : Education
Author : Richard Slimbach
Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
Release : 2020-03-12
Total Pages : 260 Pages
ISBN : 9781579229689


The Art Of Learning And Self Development

The Art Of Learning And Self Development

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!

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Jim Stovall
Publisher : Sound Wisdom
Release : 2017-12-12
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781937879822


Attacking Chess

Attacking Chess

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.

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Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Author : Josh Waitzkin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1995-08-01
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780684802503


The Science Of Learning The Art Of Teaching

The Science Of Learning The Art Of Teaching

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

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Genre : Education
Author : Jerome A. Feldman
Publisher : Delmar Pub
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 462 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015070699361


The Art Of Changing The Brain

The Art Of Changing The Brain

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.

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Genre : Education
Author : James E. Zull
Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
Release : 2020-05-28
Total Pages : 263 Pages
ISBN : 9781642672022


The 5 Elements Of Effective Thinking

The 5 Elements Of Effective Thinking

Offers real-life stories, items, and methods that allow for a deeper understanding of any issue, provide the power to use failure as a step toward success, and develop a habit of creating probing questions.

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Genre : Education
Author : Edward B. Burger
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2012-08-26
Total Pages : 157 Pages
ISBN : 9780691156668