10 ways to open up the world of letters and words and books

As parents we are the main sources that create our childrens' vocabulary and language skills. Later on daycare, friends, tv etc. all contribute (or hinder which ever the case may be) do their part, but the beginning and base begins with us parents. I read an article this year (in Finnish) that stated that a … Continue reading 10 ways to open up the world of letters and words and books

Teaching with compassion – an interview with Ronnie Grandell

I had the opportunity to interview Ronnie Grandell a while back. He has a long career as a workplace psychologist and he is an expert in the area of self-compassion. He recently published a book about self-compassion (in Finnish: Itsemyötätunto, Tammi 2015) and held a really good TEDx talk, which you can find here. In … Continue reading Teaching with compassion – an interview with Ronnie Grandell

Learn better with intervals of intense focus and breaks – the Pomodoro technique

Earlier I wrote about the importance to have breaks to keep learning efficiently (read here). And as usual, when one writes about something, it can suddenly be found everywhere, I ran across the Pomodoro technique I believe in 3-4 different places completely separate of each other. This is based on the exact same idea that we … Continue reading Learn better with intervals of intense focus and breaks – the Pomodoro technique

Take better notes with the Cornell note taking system

One of the main useful advices in learning better is taking notes. This can enhance learning and knowledge retention whether attending a lecture, watching a video, participating in action-based learning situations or reading a book. The idea in taking notes is simply the following: Figure out the key points and write them down This process … Continue reading Take better notes with the Cornell note taking system