Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

I realized during a riding lesson today that the old adage "practice makes perfect" isn't always true. If you practice incorrectly, for example, you can spend a lifetime attempting to perfect something that is unattainable based on a flawed approach. Horseback riding is fraught with such possibilities, for it is one of those activities that …

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Improvement and Innovation

I came across an interesting article about Finland's educational system that I feel compelled to share with you today. Forty years ago Finland was facing a double crisis. It's economy and educational system were performing poorly and the leadership at the time took a bold series of steps to improve the prospects for the future. …

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The Basis of Learning

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." ~ Benjamin Franklin Some education experts claim that there are as many as seven types of learners, most agree that there are three primary types: audio learners visual learners kinesthetic learners Audio or "listening" learners are often mistakenly accused as …

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