Oct 8, 2016

Thoughts on Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

I'm about halfway through my tour of the Scottish highlands. Six days in and it's been a productive trip for reading. I'm behind on my typical annual pace of 30 books. Make It Stick was book #18 for the year. I'll probably finish the year short of the standard, but this trip has been helpful in getting caught up.

Make It Stick continues my investigation into the world of learning and education. I found the read fulfilling. It was more succinct with more relevant takeaways than the first book I read on the subject. Bonus points to the book for its opening chapter: a preview of all of the major points to be covered. This preface made my note taking (below) far easier, allowing me to just read straight through the rest.

So without further ado, here are the tactical strategies that rigorous academic studies have uncovered for more powerful learning: