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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements
Introduction

CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 1
Find Your Motivation

Road Map to This Chapter
Preview Whatís Ahead
Master Motivation
Whatís Your Motivation Style?
Are You Goal-Motivated?
    Tips for Goal-Motivated Learners
    What Works for You?
    Working with Goal-Motivated Learners
Are You Relationship-Motivated?
    Tips for Relationship-Motivated Learners
    What Works for You?
    Working with Relationship-Motivated Learners
Are You Learning-Motivated?
    Tips for Learning-Motivated People
    What Works for You?
    Working with Learning-Motivated People
Youíre One of a Kind
Motivation-Related Exercises
Set Goals
Seek Opportunities
Teach Other People
Keep a Journal
Overcome Learning Anxiety
What Will You Learn?

CHAPTER 2
Learn Your Nature

Road Map to This Chapter
Lowdown on Learning Styles
Whatís Your Learning Style?
Are You a Visual Learner?
    Tips for Visual Learners
    Working with Visual Learners
Are You an Auditory Learner?
    Tips for Auditory Learners
    Tips Especially for Verbal Processors
    Working with Auditory Learners
Are you a Tactile/Kinesthetic Learner?
    Tips for Tactile/Kinesthetic Learners
    Working with Tactile/kinesthetic Learners
Take Action with Learning Styles
Adjust Your Approach
Learn to Draw
Improve Your Speaking Skills
What Changes Over Time?
Face Your Emotions

CHAPTER 3
Engage Your Body

Road Map to This Chapter
Help From Your Whole Body
Integrate Intelligence and Intuition
Work Together
How Whole-Body Learning Works
Itís Easier than You Think
Access Inner Knowing
Get Out Of Your Way
Get Off That Chair
Move Around
Position Yourself
Quick Moves
Sitting Aerobics
Walk Away
Breathe
Post-Check
Aging Bodies

CHAPTER 4
Open New Pathways

Road Map to This Chapter
Pathways to Potential
How Do Neural Pathways Work?
Gain a New Perspective
Inventory Your Perspective
Clearing Space
Unlearning
Find Your Direction
Whatís Your Direction Style
Are You a Global Learner?
    Tips for Global Learners
    Tips for Working with Global Learners
Are You a Linear Learner?
    Tips for Linear Learners
    Tips for Working with Linear Learners

CHAPTER 5
Attend and Observe

Road Map to This Chapter
Activate Your Attention
Improve Your Awareness
Multitasking
How Many Tasks Can You Attend to at Once?
Focus your Attention
Move Your Hands
Centering
Untangle Your Thinking
Pheromones of Learning
Organize Your Observations
Whatís Your Attention Style?
Are You a Time Learner?
Are You a Space Learner?
Are You a Comparison Learner?
Are You a Contradiction Learner?
Working with Various Styles

CHAPTER 6
Mind Your Gaps

Road Map to This Chapter
Take Inventory
The Swiss Cheese Model
Know, Do, Feel
What Do You Know?
The Learning Process
Learning Barriers
Create Mental Furniture
Stay Curious
Create Questions
Serendipity
Filling Gaps as You Age

CHAPTER 7
Get Together

Road Map to This Chapter
Togetherness Temperament
Whatís Your Learning-Together Style?
Do You Learn Alone?
    Tips for Solitude Learning
    Who Helps You Learn?
Do You Learn in Small Groups?
    Tips for Learning with Small Groups
    Who Helps You Learn?
Do You Learn in Big Groups?
    Tips for Learning in Big Groups
    Who Helps You Learn?
Seek Support
Create a Learning Network
Find a Learning Community
Find a Mentor
Find a Coach
Find a Learning Partner to Read With

CHAPTER 8
Jump In

Road Map to This Chapter
10 Ways to Embrace Experience
Keep a Doing Log
10 Ways to Get Ready

CHAPTER 9
Pace Yourself

Road Map to This Chapter
Take Your Time
Faster Than Thought
Reflecting
    Reflect on Experiences
    Reflect on Mistakes
    Reflect on Yourself
Review
Ruminate
Slow Down
Time It Right
Schedule Your Learning
Engage Your Pace
Whatís Your Style for Engaging?
Are You a Talk-to-Think Learner?
    Tips for Talk-to-think Learners
    Make Time to Think
Are You a Think-to-Talk Learner?
    Tips for Think-to-Talk Learners
    Make Time to Analyze

CHAPTER 10
Optimize Your Environment

Road Map to This Chapter
Place and Space
Seating Preferences
Lighting Preference
Temperature Preferences
Brighten Your Senses
    Thinking
    Hearing
    Seeing
    Sound Preferences
    Learn with Music
    Learn from Silence
Add Beauty
    Clear your Space
    Scent Sense
Learner-Friendly Foods and Drinks
    Basic Ingredients for Learning
    Ingredients to Skip
    Whatís Your Snack Style?
Bravo!

Recommended Resources
Learning Resources
Resources for Working with Young Learners
Resources for Working with Aging Learners

Index 

 

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