Self-Motivation + Retention, a Better Way to Learn
Together, the Jerry Seinfeld Calendar and Pimsleur's Graduated Interval Recall, create a method for improving the ways we learn.
Several weeks ago, we came across Jack Cheng’s post about the Jerry Seinfeld Calendar and Pimsleur’s Graduated Interval Recall.
The Jerry Seinfeld Calendar is a self-motivating method to encourage and remind yourself to keep at learning the new language. It involves printing out a visible calendar for 365 days, and marking an X across the days you write. Because you’re enthused about learning this new language, you’ll want to keep at it every day. And soon enough, you’ll have a chain of red Xs. Then the self-motivation is to not break the chain.