Learning 2 Learn 201 Mohan Joseph Bernard
Let's be Serious!
Bad news this talk is not just about improving GPA - SHORTSIGHTED
APPROACH

Good news, it is about becom...
What is Learning?
Memorizing...

Learning is Hard...

Overcome hardship by spending more time - WRONG

Finding effective w...
Consequences: Wrong approach to Learning

• Friction -> prevents enjoyment -> pain
instead of pleasure...slack
• Learning ...
Who is Your greatest enemy
when it comes to learning well?
• Beware of no one more than of
yourself; we carry our worst en...
What do you wish to take? Why?
There is no free lunch
Success!Cost?
To Get Success
What will you do?
Secondary
School
Higher
Education
Study Hard
Study Smart
What will you do?
How to study smart?
PRINCIPLE OF SOWING AND
REAPING
Teachback
• Teach peers what you learnt
• You learn better as you are forced to
use your own words to teach
• Take turns t...
Read Write Speak Think
Read...Write...Speak...Think
• READ
• Read SCMP aloud daily for 15 mins
• Guaranteed to transform your understanding
of wr...
Read...Write...Speak...Think
• WRITE
• Pen a half page journal every day
on any topic
• Use short simple sentences
• Story...
Read...Write...Speak...Think
• SPEAK
• Look at the mirror & speak on any topic
for 5 mins daily
• Record, listen & conside...
Speak
Avoid Bad Presentations
Avoid Bad Presentations
TURNING THE LIGHTS OFF
• What are you saying to the audience?
• I worked hard on my slides...
• I ...
Avoid Bad Presentations
RELYING ON ONE LEG OF THE STOOL
• 1. Content
• 2. Delivery
• 3. Visual Presentation
• Too much rel...
Is there POWER 
behind your 
PowerPoint?


PowerPoint Karaoke
Too much content on a slide +
Too many slides =
PowerlessPoi...
Avoid Bad Presentations
DON'T BREAK COMMANDMENT # 1
• Thou shall not READ the slides
• Smiling is welcome, laughing is not...
Read...Write...Speak...Think
• THINK
• Revising a topic -> superficial
understanding
• Thinking critically -> deeper
unders...
Read...Write...Speak...Think
• THINK
• Use framework or models for thinking
• Categories
• Tables, Matrix...
• Thinking on...
Think
When will you
start to do?
What will you
do?
Will you act right now?
It is always easy to act
tomorrow...

...tomorrow will never
come if you don't act
right now!
"A y...
LifeLife
Bonsai or Sherman?
Most locked doors
are in your
mind
Ancora Imparo
Questions?
God Luck
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  1. 1. Learning 2 Learn 201 Mohan Joseph Bernard
  2. 2. Let's be Serious! Bad news this talk is not just about improving GPA - SHORTSIGHTED APPROACH Good news, it is about becoming EDUCATED, LEARNED...
  3. 3. What is Learning? Memorizing... Learning is Hard... Overcome hardship by spending more time - WRONG Finding effective ways of learning - RIGHT
  4. 4. Consequences: Wrong approach to Learning • Friction -> prevents enjoyment -> pain instead of pleasure...slack • Learning becomes barrier instead of stepping stone to success • Your goal is to be EDUCATED and not become a BLACK BOX
  5. 5. Who is Your greatest enemy when it comes to learning well? • Beware of no one more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us. ~ Charles Spurgeon
  6. 6. What do you wish to take? Why?
  7. 7. There is no free lunch
  8. 8. Success!Cost?
  9. 9. To Get Success What will you do?
  10. 10. Secondary School Higher Education
  11. 11. Study Hard
  12. 12. Study Smart What will you do?
  13. 13. How to study smart? PRINCIPLE OF SOWING AND REAPING
  14. 14. Teachback • Teach peers what you learnt • You learn better as you are forced to use your own words to teach • Take turns to teach your study group members • Will it work?
  15. 15. Read Write Speak Think
  16. 16. Read...Write...Speak...Think • READ • Read SCMP aloud daily for 15 mins • Guaranteed to transform your understanding of written text & speaking skills • How to Read a Book: Mortimer J Adler • Story of Namashivayam
  17. 17. Read...Write...Speak...Think • WRITE • Pen a half page journal every day on any topic • Use short simple sentences • Story of the Typist
  18. 18. Read...Write...Speak...Think • SPEAK • Look at the mirror & speak on any topic for 5 mins daily • Record, listen & consider what changes are required • Toastmaster
  19. 19. Speak Avoid Bad Presentations
  20. 20. Avoid Bad Presentations TURNING THE LIGHTS OFF • What are you saying to the audience? • I worked hard on my slides... • I am comfortable as the audience is looking at the slides, not me • Slides are important, I'm not...
  21. 21. Avoid Bad Presentations RELYING ON ONE LEG OF THE STOOL • 1. Content • 2. Delivery • 3. Visual Presentation • Too much reliance on any one leg will make you fall • Balanced approach = common sense
  22. 22. Is there POWER behind your PowerPoint? PowerPoint Karaoke Too much content on a slide + Too many slides = PowerlessPoint
  23. 23. Avoid Bad Presentations DON'T BREAK COMMANDMENT # 1 • Thou shall not READ the slides • Smiling is welcome, laughing is not cool, it simply tells you are nervous • Content unexplained adds '0' value to your presentation
  24. 24. Read...Write...Speak...Think • THINK • Revising a topic -> superficial understanding • Thinking critically -> deeper understanding • Reflection enables you to use complex ideas and concepts
  25. 25. Read...Write...Speak...Think • THINK • Use framework or models for thinking • Categories • Tables, Matrix... • Thinking on your feet
  26. 26. Think
  27. 27. When will you start to do? What will you do?
  28. 28. Will you act right now? It is always easy to act tomorrow... ...tomorrow will never come if you don't act right now! "A year from now you will wish you had started today"
  29. 29. LifeLife
  30. 30. Bonsai or Sherman?
  31. 31. Most locked doors are in your mind
  32. 32. Ancora Imparo
  33. 33. Questions?
  34. 34. God Luck

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