I just took a little self-quiz to see how much I “know about learning.” The quiz was recommended by The Training Doctor and I’m pleased to note that I did fairly well because I’ve pretty much given up on teaching. I’m increasingly convinced what we think is about teaching is actually about learning.
Anyway, one of the answers to a question included the observation “many experts believe taking a nap after learning something new aides learning.”
Woo! This explains the behavior of some of my students!
It also means I’ll be able to justify more naps!
Seriously, there is a lot to be said for naps. Perhaps I should offer a course on napping. Imagine the potential for integrating experiential learning! “Do not disturb–learning taking place” would take on a whole new meaning.
If you’d like to take the quiz, follow this link. After you’ve taken the quiz, have a nap!