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I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom" which is a book that helps students understand how their brain processes information and learns. In the book, I explain why students can learn anything and give strategies on how to learn effectively.

Chapter 19 discusses 3 ways to change up the learning routine to maximize learning.

Changing things up when learning helps you learn better. It may be surprising, because we often rely on routines when we do certain things. But if you’re studying for a test, mixing it up may be just what the doctor ordered.

WHAT you study, WHERE you study, and HOW you study helps your brain form stronger connections. When you mix it up the information is stored in different parts of your brain.

The result? You remember, understand, and use information better.

Remember Learning Styles (Chapter 3)? The more ways in which you are exposed to the information, the better you remember and understand it.

It’s because your brain will store what you learn in many places. That leads to more neural connections. And connections are where it’s at!