Study Tips

Ritualize Your Study Time

Ọgbọ́n ju ágbára Wisdom is greater than strength. I’ve been reading Ìjàpá stories lately. Ìjàpá is the trickster tortoise among the Yorùbá who is always using his cunning intellect to outsmart the people and achieve his (usually greed-based) goals. Ọgbọ́n ju ágbára is most definitely Ìjàpá’s motto. Although this is generally a noble adage, for …

Ritualize Your Study Time Read More »

The “when will I ever use this?” question and the most important skill

One frequent question that I get from students is some form of “when will this ever be useful to me?” or “what is the real-life application of this?” These questions are typically asked with relation to mathematics problems. As an educator, the correct answer that I am supposed to give (according to the rules of …

The “when will I ever use this?” question and the most important skill Read More »