Being a Teacher: How People Learn

Whenever you’re trying to help someone learn something—whether you’re formally a “teacher” or not—I think it’s useful to understand how they learn. When you know how something works, you can use it better. Understanding how the human brain works, at least in regard to learning, helps you better leverage its native behaviors, making learning easier. This is […]

Skill Check: Written Communications

These days, SO much of what we communicate happens in writing. And believe it or not, writing is one of those things that can actually change people’s impression of you. Great writing can be a chance to reset a less-than-great first impression, and an opportunity to lower someone’s opinion of you. Nailing your writing is crucial. Sadly, far too […]