Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Learn to be faithful in small things

Our life unfolds when we’re faithful in small things. The smallness which brings incremental cultural change to improve your life and of those around you.

How can we learn and not forget

Learning is not easily fogotten if what we learn changes how we live. I call this the perennial act.

We change how we learn when we change how we live

We may think about renewing learning with pedagogical innovations on how we educate at any stage of our life. But, apparently, it doesn’t work. In a recent article, I read a comment about the poor results of an expensive project seeking to evaluate a significant number of pedagogical innovations in schools. The results contained a […]

Making 2019 the Year of… what?

As we approach the end of 2018, I think about how the world became more digital than I thought. Think about how influential people like Donald Trump and Elon Musk used Twitter. I wondered about how did we get to this digital frenzy world, and how can we survive it. As I was reading Julia […]

How can we be messengers of a learning mind?

Once we recognize ourselves as learning minds, the best way to spread the word is being the word. The messenger becomes the message. A learning mind pays attention to its surroundings and the life experiencing every minute. It is curious about intriguing questions and searches for clues to follow a path of discovery. In this […]

Connecting the dots of 2018

We’re approaching the end of 2018. Most people (I’m included) begin to think about what we wanted at the beginning of 2018 and review our achievements. However, while reviewing I began thinking about several important events (not goals). Eventually, even if you were unable to reach your goals, what if you think about important events […]

Re-learn with the learning of others

We all forget some of the things we learned throughout life. But when others share something we learn and forgot, here’s your chance to re-learn and rejoice. Why re-learn and not remember? Learning is more than memorizing. It is an experience including memory, feelings, actions, and thinking. Re-learning should be above all re-experiencing. Think about […]

Learning frees us from fear

Fear is not a bad feeling when it helps to survive in harsh environments by making us alert. But fear may stop us from moving forward with our lives and become who we never thought we could be. Learning is one of the most liberating experiences in life. It’s our super-power. And like any super-power, […]

Discovering our true superpower when thinking about being and becoming

We are what we experience, but what defines who we should become? And what matters most: being or becoming? We may accept who we are and focus our life on a fixed idea of ourselves. Albeit the importance of such self-acceptance, as learning minds, we are constantly changing. This change points to our becoming. How […]

The unexpected Learning Leap

What is a learning leap? A decision? A step in your learning path? The need to overcome obstacles or abysses? No. It is the unexpected leap of showing up. People expect that learning is affected by your degree of attention, the amount of curiosity, whether you’re resilient when you fail, or even humble enough to […]