The Dunning-Kruger Effect

In the third century BC, Aristotle penned the timeless words, “The more I know, the more I know I don’t know.” Aristotle’s statement and the others like it are the hallmark of those who are recovering casualties of the Dunning-Kruger Effect, a phenomenon explored in a series of experiments inspired by a bank robber who knew that lemon juice could be used as invisible ink and covered his face in it thinking it would render him invisible. The crux? People with below average skill or knowledge tend to grossly overestimate their own abilities.

  • 1 July 2015
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A "collection" = having two or more of something. I have a collection of ideas, toilet paper rolls, experiences, plants, rocks, kids.

 


Best Ever Debrief Strategy

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The debrief is a great opportunity for instructors to facilitate the learning process by encouraging the student to recognize their achievements and what they did correctly as well as help them realize what is needed to move forward in their skill development. The student must become more aware of their strengths and weaknesses and take responsibility for their training. The Debrief, much like the Ground, can be divided into both the Content and the Presentation. The instructor’s role during the debrief should be one of a facilitator. Asking questions and directing the student to the right information through self-realization will be of greater benefit to the student.

  • 1 January 2021
How is a soccer game like life?

I was watching a soccer game last night at dinner in a Mexican restaurant. (I know, I'm strange, right?) I was watching how each pass to another team member seemed like a node in a network. 

  • 2 November 2020
How is whipping cream like life?

I put cream in my coffee every morning, bu tnot just any cream. Whipping cream. Not just whipping cream. Hand-whipped whipping cream. It takes time. 

  • 2 November 2020
  • 15 January 2020
Is the glass half full or half empty?

You've heard this clever yet trite quiz: "Is the glass half full or half empty?" Supposedly your answer says a lot about your outlook.

  • 9 December 2019

UP

UP

What's up with the word up? I was just thinking, if someone was learning English as a second language, they would be really confused at how much we use this word, and not in a way that indicates direction. 

  • 29 July 2019
Peyton interviews me

One day, a college journalism major named Peyton decides to ask me a bunch of questions...

  • 22 February 2019
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