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Just write it!

By April 9, 2018May 9th, 2018No Comments

The theme for the April edition of Educational Leadership magazine—“Learning to Write, Writing to Learn”—got McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin thinking about how writing has changed since his school days. Noting that many business leaders have taken a back-to-the-future approach to note-taking, Bryan decided to ditch his digital assistant and put pen to paper once again.

“Now,” he reports, “my mind feels sharper, my days more focused, and my stress lessened as I put the messiness of my life back in neatly lined pages.”

Read Bryan’s column, “The Magic of Writing Stuff Down,” to learn why research supports his suspicion that, at least when it comes to note-taking, writing by hand stimulates a more complex and effective cognitive process than does keyboarding.

Read the entire column.

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