Holistic Learning

Holistic Learning

Growth Mindset: Getting Started

Holistic Learning

Are you ready for “Learning on Steroids”?

Imagine  being able to learn anything in a fraction of the time, while understanding it much more deeply. That is the power of holistic learning.

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Going Deeper

Why Holistic Learning?

As Cal Newport noted, the future will be owned by those that can rapidly learn rare and valuable skills. Holistic learning is a very effective way to do that for almost any subject.

What is the Holistic Learning?

Holistic learning is a method popularized by Scott Young that allows anyone to Learn More, Study Less. It’s the opposite of how most of us attempt to learn, which is through Rote Memorization: think flash cards, State capitals, math formulas, history dates, etc.

If you imagine our brain as a giant web of loose knowledge, holistic learning attempts to quickly connect new ideas to concepts the mind already understands.  For instance, to envision the size of protons vs. eletrons, you might envision the sun and Jupiter. The result is fewer repetitions of the material, ideally one rep, and a near permanent recall and understanding of the concept.

Young says there are 5 types of information:

  1. Arbitrary – dates, facts, names with no logical relationship (holistic learning worst for this)
  2. Opinion – non-factual information 
  3. Process – information as a skill  (holistic learning worst for this)
  4. Concrete – tangible information (holistic learning best for this)
  5. Abstract – intangible information (holistic learning best for this)

He also says there are 5 stages of holistic learning:

  1. Acquire – Read, listen or see the information
  2. Understand – You understand what was written or said, even if it seems hard or complex
  3. Explore – You connect the idea to other things you already know in the subject.
  4. Debug – You make distinctions for where your connections might not apply.
  5. Apply – You find real-life situations where the information applies and interest you personally.

Holistic learning uses a variety of techniques, such as metaphors and visceralization, to simplify new concepts. It takes months of practice to use these effectively, but will pay off for the rest of your life.

Our goal for this session is that you come away with the skills needed to begin practicing holistic learning techniques in the classroom.

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Challenges

Challenge #1

Practice the art of holistic learning.

Challenge #2

For this exercise you will find an article on any topic, and attempt to understand it by taking holistic learning notes.

Challenge #3

For this exercise you will find an video on any topic, and attempt to understand it by taking holistic learning notes.

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What will you try to learn first using Holistic Learning methods? How important is it to you to learn more quickly?

Built to Lead: Getting Started

Built to Lead: Getting Started

Built To Lead: Getting Started

Built To Lead

Together we improve.

When you know who you are and what you believe, you have a roadmap to a future without fear, anxiety, or insecurity. Start down that path today.

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Going Deeper

What is Built to Lead?

We believe that the world is full of mediocre, transactional teams. Teams that exist to make a decent product, provide a fairly good environment for their workers, and treat their customers to some “garden variety” of good service. We also believe that most individuals, teams, and leaders want so much more. They want to get better. They want to be a part of something that really matters, that makes a difference in their world, that they believe in and that values them enough to give them the gift of “practice.” Most teams depend upon practice to get better. Sports teams, drama troupes, bands, orchestras, and improv groups all get better because they practice. Unfortunately, our business teams are one of the few teams who must perform at the highest level without the benefit of practice. Our time together with your team is purposed towards helping you gain the practice that is an essential part of great performance. Let me attempt to explain.

We believe that most teams want to get better; they simply do not know how. They want to win more games. They want to build something that is great and that will be perpetual. They wish they could find the magic pill. They would willingly take one for every member of their team.

There are no pills to take. There is REAL, HARD, WORK ahead. That is what these practices are all about. At BUILT to LEAD we have thought long and hard about what builds sustainable high performance individuals, teams, and leaders in work and life. BUILT to LEAD will lead these practice session for a while and slowly but surely we’ll lose control. This is going to be REAL, HARD, WORK and a ton of fun.

Our practice sessions are designed to improve your performance in work and life. All that we require of you is that you come into every session ready to hit and be hit. Come prepared to work. Bring an open mind, an open mouth, open ears, open eyes, and an open, receptive heart. You will never be the same. You will become a builder. You will become BUILT to LEAD.

Are you ready for some practice?

Let’s go. Your builder’s journey awaits.

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Challenges

Challenge #1

Complete your BTL – Discovery form:

Challenge #2

Report on your productive action for the week.

Challenge #3

At practice the team watched this video about Ed Sheeran and took detailed notes on what we observed. Repeat this exercise and complete the form below.

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What is the most important thing you discovered about yourself through Built to Lead? How will it change you?

Growth Mindset: Getting Started

Growth Mindset: Getting Started

Growth Mindset: Getting Started

Growth Mindset

How do you change from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset? Use the power of “yet”.

What is the power of understanding exactly how to turn any weakness into a strength? It is an open door to limitless possibilities. Your challenge becomes knowing who you are so that you’ll know what to pursue.

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Going Deeper

What is the Growth Mindset?

Your progress in the program, and in life, boils down to a simple question:

Are you born with talent or can talent be learned?

If you believe your basic abilities in areas such as intelligence, athleticism, writing, art, music, creativity, and so on are determined and limited by your genetics, then you are said to operate with a Fixed Mindset.

If you believe these core abilities can be developed and improved by anyone, then you are said to have the Growth Mindset.

Goodwin Davis believes in the Growth Mindset, and it’s the cornerstone concept for all of our instruction. We were surprised to discover that any trait can be vastly improved by any individual that consistently practices the right way over long periods of time.

We have two goals for our players:

  1. Understand and internalize the Growth Mindset
  2. Make informed decisions on which talents to develop

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Challenges

Challenge #1

Describe someone who achieved great success using the growth mindset.

Challenge #2

Think of an area of your life that you would like to improve.

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What is the most exciting thing about Growth Mindset for you? How will you remind yourself to adopt the Growth Mindset?

Improv

Improv

Growth Mindset: Getting Started

Improvisation

The art of listening and adapting on the fly

What is the power of understanding exactly how to turn any weakness into a strength? It is an open door to limitless possibilities. Your challenge becomes knowing who you are so that you’ll know what to pursue.

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Going Deeper

What is the value of Improvisation?

Your progress in the program, and in life, boils down to a simple question:

Are you born with talent or can talent be learned?

If you believe your basic abilities in areas such as intelligence, athleticism, writing, art, music, creativity, and so on are determined and limited by your genetics, then you are said to operate with a Fixed Mindset.

If you believe these core abilities can be developed and improved by anyone, then you are said to have the Growth Mindset.

Goodwin Davis believes in the Growth Mindset, and it’s the cornerstone concept for all of our instruction. We were surprised to discover that any trait can be vastly improved by any individual that consistently practices the right way over long periods of time.

We have two goals for our players:

  1. Understand and internalize the Growth Mindset
  2. Make informed decisions on which talents to develop

Session Resources

Challenges

Challenge #1

Name 3 skills you previously thought couldn’t be improved.

Challenge #2

Name one thing you believe you’re currently “bad” at, that you would like to spend time to pursue greatness.

Challenge #3

Greatness is possible for any skill, but only with extraordinary amounts of time and effort. How will you decide what skills are worth pursuit vs. ignoring?

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What did you learn from the Improv sessions? How will you apply it in your everyday life?

Player Application

This application notifies Goodwin Davis that you are interested in the program for one or more of your children. Officials will review your application and notify you of opportunities to meet the team and explore whether there is a mutual fit to move forward.

Parent Information

Either parent may complete this form. Team communications and tryout notices will be sent to the individual listed below.