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New Years Learning Resolutions3:33 with Craig Dennis
Hey! It's 2018! Welcome back!
Hello and welcome to The Treehouse Show. 0:00 The Treehouse Show is a weekly conversation with the Treehouse community. 0:01 [SOUND] We're back. 0:04 Hey, it's 2018 and this week we're gonna talk about some tips and 0:09 tricks that will help you accomplish your learning goals for the new year. 0:13 First of, let me just say 2018 looks really good on you. 0:17 Did you set a new learning goal or something for the New Year? 0:23 I bet you did. 0:26 Learning new things can be challenging but we're here to help you through it. 0:27 Now we've gone and gathered up some of the best learning resources for you. 0:31 First off, on our blog, there's a post form our head of learning, Dave McFarland. 0:34 Dave talks about three ways to learn by studying less, 0:39 which seems counter-intuitive, doesn't it? 0:42 But, it's backed by learning science. 0:45 Make sure to check it out. 0:47 The link is in the teacher's notes. 0:48 Mary McPherson wrote another great post, 12 Ways to Balance Your Work and 0:50 Study Life, which are great reminders for how we should be approaching our studying. 0:54 Now my favorites of course are the reminders that laughing and 0:59 being an optimist are the key to keeping your balance in check. 1:02 If you've already started experiencing that horrible feeling of 1:05 I don't think I'm capable of coding. 1:09 Well let me tell you something, you are. 1:11 Those challenges are good, embrace them, and stick with it. 1:13 Have you heard of the growth mindset? 1:17 Here at Treehouse, we're huge fans of psychologist and author, Carol Dweck. 1:19 Carol wrote a wonderfully enlightening book, 1:23 called Mindset, The New Psychology of Success. 1:26 I highly recommend you give it a read. 1:29 It'll change your mindset. 1:31 It applies directly to your coding journey. 1:34 One of my favorite quotes from the book is, 1:37 if parents wanna give their children a gift, 1:39 the best thing that they can do is to teach their children to love challenges. 1:41 Be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. 1:46 That way, their children don't have to be slaves of praise. 1:50 They will have a lifelong way to build and 1:53 repair their own confidence, super powerful way to view learning. 1:56 And speaking of which, have you seen our How To Learn series yet? 2:01 We're continually adding tips and tricks to this series. 2:04 It covers topics like How to Focus and How to Build a Habit of Learning. 2:07 We include lots of lessons from the mindset book in these videos. 2:11 Check the link in the teacher's notes to watch them all. 2:14 A common piece of advice from this series is the importance of taking breaks. 2:17 Let the information you're learning sink in, and 2:21 think about it, away from the screen. 2:23 Now those aha moments are amazing. 2:26 Let them happen. 2:28 Yeah, another important thing is to make sure that you practice 2:30 retrieving the information. 2:33 For this, we've been creating what we call, Practice Session Workshops. 2:35 Have you seen these, yet? 2:39 They're a great way to ensure that all the knowledge that you're accumulating 2:40 is sticking. 2:44 Now if you haven't caught one yet, they're typically just a couple of videos. 2:45 One where we show you a problem and you try to solve it, and 2:49 then you watch your teacher provide the solution. 2:51 If you haven't seen these yet, you're gonna love them. 2:54 Student feedback has been more of these now, please. 2:56 So make sure check the notes on this video. 2:59 We're constantly improving our methods to help you reach your learning goals, 3:02 whether it be for a New Year's goal, or better yet, one of lifelong learning. 3:05 Here's to a knowledge pact, retentionful, and practicey pact 2018. 3:09 You got this. 3:14 [SOUND] Thanks for watching The Treehouse Show. 3:17 To get in touch with the show, reach out to me on Twitter or 3:22 email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org. 3:25 See you in the community. 3:27 Seriously though, 2018 looks so good on you. 3:29 Keep it up. 3:32
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