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Lies About Learning

Trying to dispel some common misconceptions that students (and parents of students) often believe can sometimes present problems. It’s amazing how widespread these beliefs are, despite how wrong they are. Take the phrase “practice makes perfect.” As we all know, just because you practice something repeatedly, that doesn’t guarantee that what you’re practicing is good. Practicing the wrong techniques will land you in more trouble than if you hadn’t practiced at all. Australian high school math teacher Eddie Woo says, “The point is, practice does not make perfect, practice makes habit. So be very careful with it.” Woo educates us on four additional misconceptions in the following presentation.

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