Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 31

The Dangers Of Ineffective Practice

“Practice does make permanent, thereby aiding in the retention of learning. Consequently, we want to ensure that students practice the new learning correctly from the beginning…If they unknowingly practice the skill incorrectly, they will learn the incorrect method well! This will present serious problems for both the teacher and learner later on because it is …

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Jan 31

4 Keys To A Successful Practice

“For practice to improve performance, four conditions must be met (Hunter, 204): 1) The learner must be sufficiently motivated to want to improve performance. 2) The learner must have all the knowledge necessary to understand the different ways that the new knowledge or skill can be applied. 3) The learner must understand how to apply …

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Jan 31

The Power of Practice

“Practice refers to learners repeating a skill over time. It begins with the rehearsal of the new skill in working memory, the motor cortex, and the cerebellum. Later, the skill memory is recalled and additional practice follows. The quality of practice and the learner’s knowledge base will largely determine the outcome of each practice session. …

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Jan 31

Currently Reading: “How The Brain Learns” By: David A Sousa

How The Brain Learns

Jan 26

Steno Fitness: Approximately 4 Minutes Of Computer & Desk Stretches

Computer & Desk Stretches

Jan 20

Practice Video: 180 200 Jury Charge

This is a jury charge practice at 180 and 200. I found this great video on You Tube created by user name, Moss4ACI. It includes some useful briefs at the beginning of the video as well as briefs and phrases further along in the video. It also includes a great read back of the material …

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Jan 20

Medical Monday: Astigmatism

Astigmatism is characterized by blurred or distorted vision. According to Wikipedia, it is “the inability of the optics of the eye to focus a point object into a sharp focused image on the retina.” Machine Briefs: Option #1: astigmatism= A/STIG/MA/TIFM Option #2: astigmatism= A/STIG/TIFM Option #3: astigmatism= A/STIG/MAFMT Option #4: astigmatism= A/STIG/MAFM

Jan 18

Steno Fitness: Building Balance (Beginner Yoga)

My favorite part was the eagle pose.

Jan 18

The Dangers Of Prolonged Sitting: Part 1

How sitting wrecks your body

For a few years, I would sit at my machine for HOURS at a time writing, in a quest to master steno. After doing some research, I’ve started to make sure that I take a break every couple of hours and do some exercises. A sedentary lifestyle can be harmful to your health. Be sure …

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Jan 17

Friday Phrases

assault with a deadly weapon= SDWEP digestive system= DFJS digestive tract= DRAKT déjà vu= DAIFJ video game= VAOG video games= VAOGS gas station= GAIGS police station= PLAIGS radio station= RAOGS train station= TRAIGS subway station= SBAIGS vantage point= VAPT vehicular homicide= VAOEKDZ vehicular manslaughter= VAOEMTS

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