Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Simple ideas to make an impact

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever felt, even for a moment, you would like to make a difference in the world with a simple idea? Creativity distinguishes us from animals, not rationality. And ideas emerge from our capacity to create. The best way to create is to practice your creativity.  The first place where simple ideas make an […]

3 Ways to make a learning experience rewarding

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Learning is not easy. Remember the last time you tried to learn something. Was it easy? When it is, it’s one of the most rewarding experiences. But if it’s hard, you feel frustrated and wonder what’s stopping you from having success at learning – “Can I still do it like I used to?” – or – […]

Finding time to think

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Reading Time: 2 minutes 3-Lessons we can learn with the way the world is Every researcher knows the time taken to think how can we describe the physics of a certain event. But today, an email comes you really need to answer. A Skype message from a colleague or a student contains an important doubt. Someone knocks at you […]

Challenge when students say “I don’t care”

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Reading Time: 2 minutes One complaint most of us, university professors, about our students is “they don’t care”. I’ve been thinking about that. Why student say this? Is learning new things no longer fascinating? Maybe this results from the dramatic increase of the information flux in our digital era. Students have all the information they need about a topic, […]

First thing to do to improve students learning

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Reading Time: 3 minutes My greatest desire as a Professor is that my students enjoy learning. Some perform better than others, but to me the important part is that all of them enjoy learning. I see this in the best students with higher grades. But the majority is not like this. One day I asked a student an honest answer about […]

Free with technology, not technology-free

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Reading Time: 3 minutes One of my favorite authors of all time is Michael Crichton. When I saw the movie Jurassic Park, I immediately wanted to read the book (good job Steven S.). I remembered that I needed to study for a biology exam in high-school about genetics (go figure!), but I wanted so much to read that book. […]