THERE IS SOME EVIDENCE that teaching a subject is a good way to learn it. This is especially true for learning about learning. Fortunately, we both have had the opportunity to teach students in a university setting, to study the literature on teaching and learning, and to reflect on our own teaching. Classes and workshops have provided for us an informal laboratory to experiment with different ways of teaching and learning. First and foremost, we would like to acknowledge our students—not only those in our formal classes but also the participants in our workshops in the United States and around the world. We have been very fortunate to learn about learning by encouraging bright and eager students, observing how they respond, listening ...

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