Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2013–I, for one, was born way back in the last century. Awesome it really is.

There are some stories I’ve been watching over the years. One is about the generally-held belief that we can multitask. That is, we can do several things at the same time–all well. It’s the old joke about walking and chewing gum at the same time.

Well, in learning, we can’t multitask really. The work we do–the skills we learn–are not as well done as if we were to focus on each one –one by one. Here’s yet another study showing that multitasking does not work, as much as some of us may wish it were otherwise.

Your thoughts?

About Miriam

Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA—an expert in public education, focused on special education law— is a lawyer, author, speaker, consultant, and reformer. For more than 35 years, Miriam worked with educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens to translate complex legalese into plain English and focus on good practices for children. Now, she focuses her passion on reforming special education, with her new book, Special Education 2.0—Breaking Taboos to Build a NEW Education Law. Presentations include those at the AASA Conference, Orange County (CA), Boston College (MA), CADRE (OR), and the Fordham Institute (DC). Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Education Next, Hoover Digest, The University of Chicago Law Review on line, DianeRavitch.net, and The Atlantic Monthly on line.

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