Posted by: cindybiz | October 14, 2009

How we learn…

How do we up the learning quotient? Look at the stats…

We learn…

10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of both what we see and hear
70% of what is discussed
80% of what we personally experience
95% of what we teach to someone else

(W. Glasser)

So what do we do with this information? It certainly should change how we look at learning (both for ourselves and our children). We can read things…but the learning really kicks in when we actually DO something with the information we are looking at…and look what happens when we teach someone else…the learning just maxes out!!

Consider these things the next time you help your child with homework…what will you do differently? Love to hear your thoughts!



  1. 95% of what we teach others? I did not know that!!

    • I didn’t know that either! Made me rethink things a bit…

  2. Not Glasser’s quote but Edgar Dale Glasser has borrowed from him

  3. Reviewing material within the first 24 hours increases your retention dramatically !!! It also brings more details of information heard but not necessarily written in notes, to your mind. Otherwise we do forget about 80% of what is heard only. Reviewing new information a few times a day for a few days, and then less frequently after that move the information from short term to long term memory.

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