Enhancing ANY Learning Experience with Pocket Cards (Set 2) (reposted)
Perhaps you’re planning to attend a class, training, or webinar. Or maybe you’ve signed up for a conference. Or you might be going to a “meet-up,” where people who are interested in the same hobby as you meet and share information. And now you’re asking yourself …
“How do I maximize the learning so that I’ll be able to remember and use the new information or skills from this learning experience?” The answer to this question is simple: “Use Pocket Cards!”
What are Pocket Cards?
These are small colorful cards that contain short, easy tips to help you get the most from any learning experience. Each card contains one suggestion to enhance learning – whether you’re attending a conference, a class, a webinar, a training, or a meet-up. Each suggestion is based on current brain science about how the human brain learns best. Think of each card as a tiny dose of brain power that you can use any time and any place to increase your ability to learn, remember, and use new information or new skills. Over time, these little tips add up to a lot of learning!
Benefits of Pocket Cards:
If you use these tips during a new learning experience, and repeat them weekly, you’ll quickly move new content or skills into long-term memory. In essence, you’re building a multi-sensory, collaborative learning experience that uses “spaced practice” – all crucial components of memory-formation.
How to Use Pocket Cards:
Click on the red button below and then print the single sheet of 10 cards from the second page on cardstock or other thick paper (to make the cards more durable). Laminate the cards, if you wish. Then cut out the cards and tuck them into your pocket, wallet, or purse.
During the learning experience you’re attending, take out the cards and choose the ones that offer suggestions about what to do while the class, training, webinar, or meet-up is going on. Put these cards where you can see them and refer to them as needed. Later, when the learning experience is over, use the rest of the cards to remind you of ways to do “spaced practice” – revisiting what you’ve learned so that you can remember it longer.
You can also use these Pocket Cards when you’re studying something on your own (self-study or “asynchronous learning,” as my techy friends call it). They are handy reminders of ways to enhance ANY learning experience, whether with other people or by yourself.
Share these Pocket Cards with your own family members, friends, colleagues, or (if you’re a teacher or trainer) the participants who attend your classes and training programs. And do let me know how you’ve used them and what other Pocket Card sets you might like to see in the future. Enjoy the learning! 🙂
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