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MemberJuly 14, 2020 at 1:26 pm
Memorization seems to be a lost art these days because every answer to any question we have is at our fingertips. We don’t ask kids to use that part of their brain anymore, just like Jon mentioned about phone numbers (we have to stop and think about any phone number besides our own – when back in the day I knew LOTS of phone numbers). I think memorizing with understanding is important…if I know my 2 times tables can I easily use those to get to 4 times and 8 times? Can I get from 3 times to 6 times? How are they related and how can I use what I have memorized to get an answer to something I don’t have memorized? Maybe that is the Consciously Masterful?