Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Searching for the meaning of Education

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Reading Time: < 1 minute I fear we might be misled to think about education as the same as instruction when it means a lot more.

From persistence to resilience

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Reading Time: < 1 minute It is not easy to persist, especially when you realize you invested time in the wrong idea. But if you don’t practice persistence, you may hardly find the way of resilience, one of learning’s most powerful forces.

Between a lifelong learning possibility and reality

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Learning every day is something you can do. But can we remember at the end of every day what new things we learned?

What’s happening to our attention span?

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Reading Time: < 1 minute We all heard about our attention span is smaller than a goldfish. The reason is in the collective.

Finding surprise

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Being mindful means paying attention to new things and enjoy the present moment while doing it. It is likely to be the best way to find surprises in life.

Faster reading

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Today I learned from Jim Kwik a simple tip for faster reading: point your finger to the words and read, following it.

You don’t have to be good

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Why should we defragment thinking

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Every time we look at our watches to see the time, we experience how it is fragmented. However, it seems that not only we fragment time, but also our thinking. Time to think about reverting this situation.

Move your legs to have a healthy brain

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Reading Time: < 1 minute A friend told me once – _” we’re made for walking.”_ – and a recent study shows he was right.

We’re never too old to learn

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Once a friend said – _” I’m too old to learn a new computer language”_ – was she right?