Growing Through Play: 6 Tips for Playing with Young Children

Playing with children is crucial at any age.  Playing with small children is very different from playing with teenagers and requires a dedicated set of strategies. Women are usually much better with smaller children than men, yet everybody can learn and improve. In this guest article, Becky Holton shares her tips and strategies.

As the popular saying goes, Work without play makes Jack a dull boy. Play is crucial for the growth and development of children. Studies have shown that children who don’t read more

Best mnemonics and memory training for medical students and nurses – Part 2

Many of my readers and students practice medicine. All memory methods we teach are perfectly suited for medicine. Moreover, in 1:1 Anna uses some exclusive methods SPECIFICALLY developed for the medical students.  Since memoization is any extremely important and time-consuming part of any medical practice, and since medical practice is so long and intense,  you have no excuse for skipping memory practice.

Here Chase goes into the methods he actually uses, ending up with the methods we actually read more

What is “lifelong learning”?

I believe in lifelong learning, and I want to explain what I mean by it. In all of my bigger courses, I promise you to triple three critical skills. Yet the more skills we improve, the better we understand the things we still have to do. The better we are, the harder it gets to improve. Hence we need a lifelong commitment.

The initial goal and diminishing returns

One of the things we ask our students is stating their learning goals. They usually write down some reading speed and retention percentage. For example, 1200wpm and 80% retention.  read more

Formal and informal training

Do you need a professor with a syllabus or a coach with a keen eye? Which will provide a higher return on investment? Will you actually enjoy the training and what will you accomplish? Modern students have many great choices to make, and each choice can be very expensive.

1:1 with Anna vs Thinkific courses

Before we dive into the entertaining part of this article, I want to address a very practical question. The 1:1 with Anna has no syllabus and no progress path except for the training read more

Superlearner story: JB cures depression

You probably noticed the new course on Thinkific we call KeyToVision. It deals with visualization and analytical thinking as the main tool for solving personal problems. The common problems are depression, stress and traumas. JB is one of the reasons we developed these tools, so his testimony is especially important for me.  My student JB is a psychologist and financial advisor, so he read more

Student testimonies

“My classes with Anna were brilliant. I really learned how to learn and grasp difficult concepts quickly. Something I thought I’ll never be able to do. My only regret is, I didn’t have class my Anna sooner. “

Below are some testimonies of real students from 1:1 with Anna. I selected students randomly, and their responses were spontaneous. You can see the real name and the first letter of the surname. I decided not to fix grammar or change anything to let the people speak read more

Playing with children

As the children go to school, we ask ourselves how to nurture their gifts.  At the same time, we try to nurture our own inner child.  Can we change our lives by dealing with the inner child? Today’s post is inspired by what you can read here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

The education is broken

We kind of know that education is broken, yet we do not really know what to do about it. Probably, education is broken because the school needs to do too many things for too many people.  A gifted child, read more

Young students and frustrated parents prepare for school

Back to school is back to pressure, at least for the children. For the parents, this is more of a blessing, as we get some order and in a sense our lives back. Every year, when the children need to go to school we try to publish some articles that deal with education.  Today I want to deal with parental stress and worries. I search of inspiration I used what I could find here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

A small disclosure.

A small disclosure. My little girl is just starting elementary school, read more

Superlearner story: Otis the musician

How important is productivity as a part of our training? Recently, I started to feel that my posts went too far from memory and speedreading methodology.  As I was contemplating returning to more basic materials and reframing my approach, I was approached by several students who could not function due to bad productivity training. So I decided to give it some more attention.

True stories

Several years ago I published several posts which you can search on this blog using the keywords “superlearner story”. read more

19 Ultimate Short-Cuts to SAT Success

While we specialize in learning, SAT tests are not in our focus. Do not get me wrong. 1:1 with Anna, speedreading and memory improvement boost the SAT scores approximately by 20 percent, and we had many students who completed this training. However, the test itself has its own specialists. In this guest post, one of such specialists shares his knowledge. Most of the tips can be applied to any sort of testing and are not strictly SAT-specific.

SAT, also known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, can read more