The idea that each learner has an ideal learning style—that is, a style such as visual or aural or kinesthetic, in which they learn most effectively—remains unproven. Yet it appears to be wildly popular and naturally appealing to both teachers and students. The new school year seems like a hot zone for this idea to proliferate … Continue reading Back to school means “what’s your learning style?”
This summer I had the pleasure of reading Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, by a longtime copy editor at the New Yorker, Mary Norris. This book is a pleasure, something you can tell just by the epigram: Later on, Norris expounds at length upon the editor's pencil—not in a Platonic sense, … Continue reading Lucky listening object?
As 2Ls and 3Ls return to the classroom and new law students start their journey, this is a good time to recap some of Listen Like a Lawyer's posts especially for law students. These are in order below from before law school to 1L and beyond. You can also see posts in reverse chronological order … Continue reading Law-school roundup (fall-semester edition)
Recently I tried a workout at Orangetheory. This is a relatively new exercise franchise offering intense one-hour workouts with running, rowing, lifting, and uncountable numbers of crunches. Everyone wears a heart monitor, and throughout the workout you can check out the monitor to see just how hard you and your heart are working—as well as … Continue reading Listening until it hurts
Among Listen Like a Lawyer's summer reading is Heidi Grant Halvorson's No One Understands You and What To Do About It (Harvard Business Review Press 2015). Halvorson is a professor at Columbia Business School; here she is interviewed by CBS News about the book. The book's focus is on understanding how others perceive you, so that you may … Continue reading Why it’s so hard to be understood