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The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin

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Whizkid / chess master / martial artist gives some pointers on how to learn anything you want
Finished: Jun 2014
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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πŸ’Ž Gems

The fine line a good teacher has to tread

He had to teach me to be more disciplined without dampening my love for chess or suppressing my natural voice. Many teachers have no feel for this balance and try to force students into cookie-cutter molds.

Good teachers don't patronize

some teachers rebel so far away from being authoritarian that they praise all their little player’s decisions, good or bad. Their intention is to build confidence, but instead they discourage objectivity, encourage self-indulgence, and perhaps most destructively, they create a dishonest relationship between instructor and pupil that any bright child can sense.

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