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


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


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 Accelerated Learning

The Art Of Accelerated Learning

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.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Verda Harper
Publisher : Wryting Ltd
Release : 2021-06-22
Total Pages : 69 Pages
ISBN : 9781913871628


The Art Of Teaching Art

The Art Of Teaching Art

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.

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


The Art Of Teaching Children

The Art Of Teaching Children

An essential guide for teachers and parents that’s destined to become a classic, The Art of Teaching Children is one of those rare and masterful books that not only defines a craft but offers a magical reading experience. After more than thirty years in the classroom, award-winning teacher Phil Done decided that it was time to retire. His days of teaching schoolchildren may have come to an end, but a teacher’s job is never truly done, and he set out to write the greatest lesson of his career: a book for educators and parents that would pass along everything he learned about working with kids. The result is this delightful and insightful teaching bible, The Art of Teaching Children. From the first-day-of-school jitters to the last day’s tears, Done writes about the teacher’s craft, classrooms and curriculums, the challenges of the profession, and the reason all teachers do it—the children. Drawing upon decades of experience, Done shares sound guidance, time-tested tips, and sage advice: Real learning is messy, not linear. Greeting kids in the morning as they enter the classroom is one of the most important parts of the school day. If a student is having trouble, look at what you can do differently before pointing the finger at the child. Ask yourself: Would I want to be a student in my class? When children watch you, they are learning how to be people, and one of the most important things we can do for our students is to model the kind of people we would like them to be. Done tackles topics you won’t find in any other teaching book, including Back to School Night nerves, teacher pride, lessons that bomb, the Sunday Blues, Pinterest envy, teacher guilt, and the things they never warn you about in “teacher school” but should, like how to survive lunch supervision, recess duty, and field trips. Done also addresses some of the most important issues schools face today: bullying, excessive screen time, unsupportive administrators, the system’s obsession with testing, teacher burnout, and the ever-increasing demands of meeting the diverse learning needs of students. With great wit and wisdom, first-rate storytelling, and boundless compassion, The Art of Teaching Children is the definitive guide to educating today’s young learners and the perfect resource for teachers and parents everywhere.

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Genre : Education
Author : Phillip Done
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2022-07-26
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9781982165680


The Art And Science Of Learning Languages

The Art And Science Of Learning Languages

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.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Amorey Gethin
Publisher : Intellect Books
Release : 1997-05
Total Pages : 344 Pages
ISBN : 1871516676


The Art Of Teaching Online

The Art Of Teaching Online

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

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Larry Cooperman
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2017-11-15
Total Pages : 68 Pages
ISBN : 9780081011201