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  • Rote learning does not tend to facilitate transfer, but learning with understanding does.
  • hus, trying to learn too many concepts too quickly may hinder transfer because the learner is simply memorizing isolated facts with little opportunity to organize the material in a meaningful fashion, chunk it, and link it to prior related knowledge.
  • If we teach students to be conscious of both the new learning and the context into which it fits, we are helping them forge strong associations for future recall. When the new learning is too tightly bound to the context, then learners may fail to transfer that knowledge or skill to different contexts. Should the students perceive, for example, that grammatical correctness matters only in English class, then their writing in other classes gets careless

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Jun 26, 15

I’ve been thinking about how to write this story for years. Should it be a book? An entire blog? A self-help guide? Ever since I realized I’d lost 60 pounds over the course of 18 months, I knew I wanted to find a way to talk about it, and maybe help others with their weight...

  • People are often more comfortable with a known “average”, than an unknown “good”.

  • The big idea to remember is that mitosis is the simple duplication of a cell and all of its parts. It duplicates its DNA and the two new cells (daughter cells) have the same pieces and genetic code. Two identical copies come from one original. Start with one; get two that are the same. You get the idea.
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