I learn best when left to chose my topic or when confronting a problem I wish to solve. It is fortunate I am presumptuous enough to attempt solving every problem I come across ;).
Also, as an aside, it should be no coincidence that I learnt the little that I know once I got out of school.
As a self-learner I continuously look for aids that would accelerate the learning process. So, this ‘Teaching Manifesto‘, was an excellent find. Though rendered from the perspective of a teacher, these methods are as relevant to the student.
Some quotes that struck a chord in me:
Use words well
Don’t wait for an expert to fix it.
Remember: The only formulas are thinking and love and hard work.
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