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Ian Gibbs
The Learnability Man

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Student Tip 1: Own It

I used to have a classmate who could have won the Olympics at inventing excuses. Every single problem he had was somebody else’s fault....

7 Ways To Ruin A Learning Club

It was Denis Waitley who said “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour,...

3 Examples of Learning Clubs

If you’re not familiar with Learning Clubs, the concept can seem a bit nebulous. In an attempt to rectify this, here are 3 examples that...

8 Tips For Starting A Learning Club

I wouldn’t say that all companies should have a learning club. But I would say that everyone should be a member of one. A learning club...

7 Benefits of Learning Clubs

You know there are things you could do better. But there never seems to be the opportunity, the motivation or the pressure to do...

Do You Know These 5 'Handy' Mnemonics?

Q: What do the days in a month, a screw’s thread, the nine-times table, an electric motor and learning techniques all have in common? A:...

Why Learning is counterintuitive

If you give a class of students (let’s call them Class A) a chapter to study for three days in a row, by the end of Day 3, their attitude...

Why I’m passionate about PLS

I wasn’t the ‘brightest’ of kids at school. I was good at Art. I could keep my head above water with Maths and Science. But everything...

Are You Reading in the Shallow End?

😲 If someone thought they could learn to swim just by reading a book, they would be in for an unpleasant surprise when they jumped in...

Acknowledging your limits

Roger had an old Mark 1 Ford Escort. He considered it a classic. His wife, Lisa, considered it a wreck. It was always having problems....