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:
- 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?
- 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?
- What are some of your favorite myths about learning people seem to hold near and dear?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- What’s next for Lucas? What are your working on?
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