New study backs up College Motivator #49: Distraction from Learning is the Key to Learning
College Motivator #49: Distraction from Learning is the Key to Learning
To Stay on Schedule, Take a Break
By PHYLLIS KORKKI
Published: June 16, 2012
The New York Times
A growing body of evidence shows that taking regular breaks from mental tasks improves productivity and creativity — and that skipping breaks can lead to stress and exhaustion. ...
Employees generally need to detach from their work and their work space to recharge their internal resources, he says. Options include walking, reading a book in another room or taking the all-important lunch break, which provides both nutritional and cognitive recharging.
Perry Binder is an attorney, a Clinical Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Georgia State University, and the author of several articles and books. His seminars and keynotes for companies, law firms, colleges, and organizations are described as "hilarious, enthusiastic, and practical." Perry received multiple Teaching Excellence Awards, the MBA Crystal Apple Award, and the Service Excellence Award from GSU's Robinson College of Business. Years earlier, he litigated complex business cases in Miami, and received the Dade County Bar Association's Pro Bono Award, for service to individuals unable to afford legal counsel.
Perry is a member of The Florida Bar and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He is a former radio talk show host who is frequently quoted in the media, including USA Today, The New York Times, and ESPN Classic.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has not tried something new. - Albert Einstein
Seven years of college down the drain.
- Bluto, in the movie Animal House
In 99 Motivators™ for College Success, Perry Binder is one part professor, one part career mentor, and one part classroom cheerleader. His Motivators, insightful stories, and takeaways are presented in bite-sized tips and quotes on college success in class, in career choices, and in life. Perry gives away all of his teaching secrets, including advice on how to study for multiple choice exams and how to write model essay exam answers.