The Good Question Podcast

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How can we enhance the learning experience for students? Daniel Willingham joins us today to discuss how his upcoming book, Outsmart Your Brain: Why Learning is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy, addresses this topic and much more…

As a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, Daniel’s research centers around the application of cognitive psychology and neuroscience discoveries to K–12 education. Using his findings to inform his latest writing, Daniel outlines how to train your brain for better learning by drawing from the latest research and real-world applications.

In this episode, we cover:

  • How to test whether or not you’ve really learned something.
  • Why it is important not to mistake familiarity with learning. 
  • How variations in teaching styles impact the way students learn. 
  • The importance of actively listening during a lesson.

To learn more about Daniel and his work, visit, and pre-order his new book here!

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