Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

This article, brought to my attention by an SGS Board member, suggests that much of what we think is good for our children to study effectively is just … wrong. Some counter-intuitive or counter-traditional approaches that are rooted in research include:

  • Varying study locations instead of setting up one, quiet space;
  • Varying the types of material studied in one sitting – the brain likes to make and break patterns as part of the learning and re-learning process;
  • Viewing testing as an ideal learning opportunity in and of itself rather than an assessment of what has been mastered.

Link to NY Times Article