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Incremental Refinement

I’ve noticed that a great mechanism for learning and improving is via step-wise incremental refinement. I just want to record some of the places in which we can see this underlying (and powerful) approach:

Evolution. Each generation represents a random perturbation from the current generation. The perturbation is incremental by the process of genetic recombination. […]

Don’t Fear the Mistakes

During teaching, there is a fascinating (and unfortunately common) problem: Students are VERY reluctant to suggest an answer, for fear that they might be wrong.

Salman Kahn, noticed this phenomenon after he started doing videos for his niece and nephew: (I’m paraphrasing) “The last thing they needed was for me to be there expecting an […]