100 episodes

Adam Sanford and Dinur Blum, the hosts of Learning Made Easier, bring you the latest research on how learning works - and how students and teachers can apply it to their lives. Reduce study stress, get more out of your classes, and find more free time with this weekly podcast!

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Adam Sanford and Dinur Blum, the hosts of Learning Made Easier, bring you the latest research on how learning works - and how students and teachers can apply it to their lives. Reduce study stress, get more out of your classes, and find more free time with this weekly podcast!

    Episode 149: Strategic Half-Assing

    Episode 149: Strategic Half-Assing

    We all know a perfectionist who struggles with beliefs like “Only perfect is good enough.” But there is a way to derail those damaging beliefs! Join Adam and Dinur as we talk about the technique of strategic half-assing. Show Notes “How to Set Goals: Die Empty” sketchnote video on YouTube Die Empty: Unleash Your Best […]

    • 13 min
    Episode 148: How to Help Students Focus on Learning, Not Grades

    Episode 148: How to Help Students Focus on Learning, Not Grades

    Often, our students measure learning not by skills gained or new ways of looking at content, but by the grades earned. We have talked about what grades mean in college and that grades should not define students’ identities, but we know they do. So, as teachers, what can we do to help our students focus […]

    • 15 min
    Episode 147: How to Stop Being Afraid of Mistakes

    Episode 147: How to Stop Being Afraid of Mistakes

    Mistakes are one of the cornerstones of how learning happens, but many educators and students are afraid of them. Join Dinur and Adam as we discuss why mistakes are beneficial and how to use them to your advantage. Show Notes Edutopia.org, “The Mistake Imperative—Why We Must Get Over Our Fear of Student Error” Wested.org, “Zone […]

    • 21 min
    Episode 146: Patchwriting – What It Is, and How to Avoid It

    Episode 146: Patchwriting – What It Is, and How to Avoid It

    Patchwriting is a form of plagiarism that most students aren’t aware is plagiarism – substituting in words into the sentence structure of a source. It’s like Academic MadLibs. In this episode, Adam and Dinur compare paraphrasing to patchwriting, explain why patchwriting is a form of plagiarism, and go over how to paraphrase instead of patchwrite. […]

    • 13 min
    Episode 145: The Blame Game

    Episode 145: The Blame Game

    It’s way too easy to blame others and ourselves when things go wrong. But there are more healthy ways to handle problems! In this episode, Dinur and Adam talk about what blame is, why we do it, how it interferes with learning and growing, and what to do instead. Show Notes Peg Streep at Psychology […]

    • 22 min
    Episode 144: How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive

    Episode 144: How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive

    We’ve all probably heard the term “inclusive teaching.” But what does it mean, for ourselves and our students? Join Dinur and Adam as we talk about the different aspects of inclusive teaching, and how to bring it into the classroom. Show Notes The Chronicle of Higher Education, “How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive”

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

dmi2870 ,

Helpful!

Great advice. Love to listen to this when I’m feeling stressed and overwhelmed with school and work.

Destynee17 ,

Wish would had this podcast a year ago

This past year being a full- time mom and student as been very stressful staying at home trying to do school work and my help my daughter has had me pulling out my hair. Listening to Adam and Dinur gives me a new out look

sa-job ,

Wow

I am pumped up after listening to these guys. You are awesome cheerleaders for teachers.