Author: Yolanda White Johnson PhD

Yolanda White Johnson PhD, is on a mission to share knowledge and empower others. She is dedicated to the art of self-Learning and personal growth. Educator, blogger, and lifelong Learner. Join us on this journey as we unlock the transformative power of self-learning.

It’s easy to overlook curiosity as just a personality quirk or a remnant of childhood innocence. But nurturing your curiosity can make you smarter, more creative, and lead to a life of constant learning and growth. As a child my grandfather instilled in me a love for reading. I remember he had an entire wall in his study with three bookcases that reached from floor to ceiling; full of books. He read to me often, and by the time I was 4 years old I could read an entire book to him. Back in the early 70s and 80s all…

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Independent learning is easier now than ever before. People may be fooled into thinking it is easy since you often can do it on your own time. But, learning exhaustion and self-study tiredness are real challenges, and the significance of self-care cannot be overstated. For self-learners, the pursuit of knowledge through online learning platforms can often spill over towards burnout without proper care. However, there are effective strategies for burnout prevention that can co-exist with your educational endeavors. These strategies are more than just taking sporadic breaks; they represent a holistic commitment to self-care for self-learners. Online learning can be stressful, especially when balancing…

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Looking for a way to boost your brain power? Well, look no further! Your brain is a remarkable organ that you want to keep functioning at optimal capacity. By incorporating memory-enhancing foods into your diet, you can fuel your brain and unlock its full potential. In this article, we will share some delicious and nutritious recipe ideas that can help improve your cognitive function and overall brain health. A colorful array of ingredients, such as blueberries, spinach, avocado, and salmon, arranged in a circular pattern with bursts of light emanating from the center. The image could convey a sense of…

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Teaching and learning with AI in the classroom is quickly becoming the new normal. Teachers can now use AI for lesson planning, information gathering, and preparing classroom materials such as quizzes or tests. A few weeks ago, I used the Quizizz AI feature that extracts information from a PDF document or a YouTube video. It definitely made creating a fun practice game for students much easier and saved me a ton of time. In this article, we look at how this cutting-edge technology can enhance students’ learning experience and provide educators with access to essential knowledge outside the textbook. We’ll…

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Building a habit of learning is essential for personal and professional growth. Studies have shown that continuous learning improves cognitive function and helps individuals stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world. Here are seven effortless strategies to develop a habit of learning: Commit to Lifelong Learning Making lifelong learning a priority is crucial for developing a habit of learning. To begin, you must commit to change and make learning a regular part of your daily routine. By dedicating time and effort to learning, you set the foundation for your learning journey and pave the way for continuous growth. Embrace the mindset that learning is a lifelong process and…

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Forget using filters for a flawless selfie; what if you could unlock your inner Einstein while you cleanse your skin? Yes, it sounds strange, but a scientifically backed connection exists between self-directed skincare and brainpower. Imagine moments of brilliance during your journey of lifelong learning can happen while you apply your toner. Honestly, it happens to me quite often. I always say I have my best ideas and come up with solutions during my daily skincare ritual. Curious? Keep reading because today we will explore how your skincare routine can become a secret weapon for lifelong learning and improved memory.…

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Are you worried about your student loan payments? Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone. The repayment period can seem like an uphill battle. The interest keeps piling up, and your balance never seems to shrink. I was one of those people as well until a few months ago. And, after many years, my loans were forgiven through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The result of many years of making payments, not knowing if it would ever happen. But, what if you aren’t eligible for forgiveness? You are not alone! Millions of Americans struggle with the burden of student loan…

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New year, new tongue? The fresh start to the new year always brings in a flood of resolutions to lose weight, be more productive, or exercise more.  But, this year, for many, a promise to learn a new language is sitting at the top of their goals list. The quest for fluency in a second language is one of the most popular resolutions in 2024. Learning a new language can be rewarding; however, with so many approaches and theories to support them, where does an eager learner begin? Let’s take a closer look at the link between behaviorism and learning…

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In a world where every tick of the clock is a reminder of our endless tasks, finding an ally in the quest for productivity can be a game-changer. Enter the bullet journal. This revolutionary approach to organizing can help with everything from goal setting to establishing beneficial habits. If you struggle to understand a difficult subject in school or want to keep track of your goals, a bullet journal can be helpful. It can make tasks feel more manageable and organized. I know what you’re thinking. It’s a journal; how can something so simple help me achieve everything that seems…

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Are you ready to embark on a learning journey but feeling overwhelmed by the multitude of options available online? Don’t worry; we’ve got your back! In this blog post, we will break down the two most popular modes of online learning: microlearning and full-length courses. Whether you prefer bite-sized nuggets of knowledge or a deep dive into a subject, join us as we explore which approach is best for you. Get ready to unleash your inner learner and discover the perfect fit for your educational needs! Understanding Microlearning: A Quick and Focused Approach Are you easily overwhelmed by large chunks…

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Student loan forgiveness is a hot topic lately. Anyone who has been to college and especially graduate school probably has loans they must repay. But, do student loans really get forgiven? The road to student loan forgiveness, is long, but it can really happen. I know, because it happened to me. Yes, my loans were actually forgiven, all $279,000. How did I incur so much debt? Stick around and I will explain. I’ll also tell you how to navigate the maze of student loan forgiveness and how you may be able to get your loans wiped out too. Overwhelmed with…

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In the world of learning, two paths often emerge the traditional, structured classroom and the road less traveled, where learners carve their own way. I have taken both paths and while the traditional route to college has served me well, I find myself turning more and more toward the self-learning route. The latter path is the realm of autodidacts, individuals who embody the essence of self-directed learning. But what exactly is an autodidact? Simply put, it’s someone who has learned a subject without the benefit of being “taught” in the formal sense we often think of, such as going to…

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Ever feel like you don’t have enough time to learn new things? I know I do. Working full-time, raising children, and deciding what’s for dinner every day is exhausting. Carving out dedicated time to learn things in the traditional way is challenging. But what if you could learn new skills and knowledge on your own schedule, in bite-sized chunks? That’s where microlearning apps come in. Never heard of microlearning before? Stay here to explore microlearning, its advantages, and growing demand; get the ultimate list of apps for enhanced learning in 2024. Microlearning: The Game-Changer The world seems to be moving…

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The world of education is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by technological advancements that are reshaping the way we teach and learn. Artificial intelligence (AI), is leading the way as an innovative option to assist educators in shrinking the learning gap for students in a more personalized, non-traditional way. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been touted as a powerful tool that can address some of the most significant challenges facing our education system. Two significant challenges are learning loss and unequal access to quality education. Join me as we take a look at these challenges and opportunities available to use AI…

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Are you struggling with disruptive classroom behaviors that seem to have spiraled out of control in the post-pandemic era? You’re not alone. As an educator and parent myself I believe it is important to ask: Is COVID-19 the only factor? Or, could Social Learning Theory provide a deeper understanding of the challenges causing many teachers to leave the profession? Since the onset of COVID-19, classrooms worldwide have witnessed a significant shift. Disruptive behaviors, ranging from inattention to outright defiance, have become more prevalent. It’s easy to point fingers at the pandemic, but is this the complete picture? The Missing Link…

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