Season 4: Episode 15 – Beyond Brilliance with Lucas Miller

In this episode, we are speaking with Lucas Miller, author of Beyond Brilliance: The Blueprint for Learning Anything. Lucas is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UC Berkeley, one of the best public universities in the world, where he studied Cognitive Science and Business and was a Regent’s and Chancellor’s Scholar. As an undergraduate, he conducted research in memory and performance psychology, won an international startup competition, and served as a mentor for multiple entrepreneurship courses. He consults for school systems in the Bay Area and is currently working on a neuroscience-based education company to help individuals and teams stay focused and do amazing work.

Here is what we talked about:

  1. This podcast is all about learning! What was the driving idea behind writing Beyond Brilliance and why is it a great text for educators and learners of all ages?
  2. I loved the section, “Connect the dots, don’t collect them.” Why is connecting bits and pieces of knowledge to understand big ideas and patterns so critical in today’s world?
  3. What are some of your favorite myths about learning people seem to hold near and dear?  
  4. In your book, you provide the reader with many, many strategies and techniques. What are some of the most valuable we can use to fuel our journey to be better learners?
  5. Many of our listeners are school leaders. What advice would you give us today to begin prioritizing this idea of “learning how to learn” in our schools?
  6. I love all the resources at the end of the book. What are your favorites? What would be the 1 or 2 go-to resources, or places to start, for those of us curious about learning how to learn?
  7. What’s next for Lucas? What are your working on?

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This episode’s question:

  1. What did you hear today that could improve your own ability to learn how to learn?

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