Schedule breaks and practice
Whether they re learning from self-study books or in the classroom, people need frequent
breaks to rest and process what they ve learned. Also, few students can learn anything new
after about 3:30 in the afternoon, so long days can be counterproductive.
Students need breaks
Sometimes I d get frustrated trying to do something, but the more I struggled with
it, the harder it got. Then I d take a break and when I came back I was able to work it
out Learning to build Web sites was fun, but midway through the afternoon my
brain was fried!
Susan Armstrong, Web student
For classroom training, here is a daily schedule that works well:
Afternoon session begins
Instruction ends. Practice/Question and answer session starts
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