This is another long-time favorite of mine: The Nerdwriter.
If you like to travel or you are fascinated by different countries and cultures or you just want to be able to communicate with as many people as possible, you might have learned or tried to learn a new language. If you are not a language genius, and I am far from it myself, you might have wondered what the best way could be to learn a new language.
This month’s YouTube channel is again an educational one. It is also one of the earliest channels I followed on YouTube. Its name is Hybrid Librarian.
During the last two days, I wrote about the process of how we learn and what we need and can do to learn in an effective and efficient way. With this entry, I want to conclude this mini-series on how we learn. I want to present you a method, which I’d liked to know earlier, but which helped me a lot during the last exams of my study.
I think that everyone who is not endowed with a photographic memory knows about how hard it can be to learn something new. We might think: I only need to sit down and read and memorize it and then I learn it soon enough. Or when we are at school or university and the teacher asks us what we have learned today. It appears simple. We sit, listen, maybe try it out a bit and everything makes sense, when we hear it. But did we learn something? The answer is no. During the next days, I want to share with you how we learn, based on an approach I learned from my professor Klaus W. Döring.
This month’s YouTube channel is a long-time favorite called The School of Life. To my knowledge, the initiator of the channel is Alain de Botton, who is a modern philosopher. They also have a website where they sell books and other items. There are many reasons why I subscribed to the channel.
Yesterday, we celebrated my dad’s birthday. This means that the whole family came together, including my sister and her family. I always enjoy spending time with my nephew, as I don’t see him very often. This is an entry that highlights the mind of a child and what I want to copy from him.
I like to watch political satire like Late Night with Seth Meyers, or The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, or The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. They all have two things in common. They are funny, and they are male. But, there is a female perspective on things, too: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Yesterday I had some time to dig in my treasure trove. This is a long list of YouTube videos, I added to a list to watch them later. One of them was from Salman Khan, the founder of the Khan Academy. In his TED talk, he spoke about the educational system and the role mastery should play in it.
Deeply embedded in my life motto is to understand. I want to help others to become happier by understanding themselves and others. I think that through really wanting to understand ourselves and others, we can alleviate most of our pains. But how to become good at understanding?
This month’ YouTube channel is again one of my favorites. Once a month, they post educational videos on a wide array of topics. Its name: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell. The team says about themselves that it creates “Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism“.
To achieve a lot during the day, my believe was that I have to work a lot. And breaks are a waste of time. But this only lead me procrastinating and taking even more breaks. This, in turn, strengthened my belief that breaks are a waste of time. But contrary to my initial belief, can you use breaks to be more productive?
What are two of the most horrible sentences a human being can hear? “You cannot….” and “I cannot…”.
Oh boy, how much I was looking forward to writing about this book. And, at the same time, I was stalling, because I don’t know whether this entry will do justice to the book and its value. What I can tell is that it shaped my understanding of parenting and leadership to quite an extent. That is why the book: Marva Collins’s Way: Returning to Excellence in Education is so dear to me.
I love to learn new things. Besides reading books, a second favorite way of acquiring knowledge is through YouTube channels. I have a long list and from this month onward, I will share one of my favorites once a month. Today, I will start with one of my absolute favorites: Lemmino