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EP #5: Nic Voge: Helping Princeton students learn, Procrastination, Self-worth

January 23, 2021 Avthar Sewrathan Season 2 Episode 1
Learn With Avthar
EP #5: Nic Voge: Helping Princeton students learn, Procrastination, Self-worth
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Learn With Avthar
EP #5: Nic Voge: Helping Princeton students learn, Procrastination, Self-worth
Jan 23, 2021 Season 2 Episode 1
Avthar Sewrathan

Learn with Avthar #5: Nic Voge

This episode is with the person I call the most for learning advice: Nic Voge.

I worked under Nic as a learning coach at Princeton University and he’s one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve ever met when it comes to learning and education in high performance, high intensity environments.

About Nic

Nic Voge holds a masters in Education focusing on learning and literacy. He’s worked with some of the worlds brightest students in the most demanding university environments, spending 10 years co-ordinating the study strategies program at University of California, Berkeley and 12 years at Princeton University, where he’s currently the Senior Associate Director of the McGraw Center for teaching at learning, where he oversees 180 tutors, graduate fellows, learning consultants and professional learning strategists.

Nic is also a published author, with his book "Life Beyond Grades: Designing Intrinsically Engaging College Courses” published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.

Episode Contents

  • (2:37) How this learning and teaching expert found his strengths
  • (8:29) What’s it like helping students at America’s best university?
  • (17:44) Textbooks aren’t designed for students
  • (23:31) Why “transfer” is the most value skill to learn
  • (28:58) Learning coach vs tutor, Collaborative strategizing
  • (40:48) Self worth theory and life beyond grades
  • (47:58) How college changes your self image
  • (51:51): Procrastination and Identity
  • (1:00:00) Motivation Stacking
  • (1:07:38) Can Extrinsic and Intrinsic rewards Coexist? 
  • (1:11:18) Quickfire questions
  • (1:20:05) Success is an internal experience
  • (1:22:20) Why is college so hard
  • (1:47:03) Closing gratitude and get in touch with Nic Voge

Connect with Nic

Learn more and stay up to date at www.avthar.com

Show Notes

Learn with Avthar #5: Nic Voge

This episode is with the person I call the most for learning advice: Nic Voge.

I worked under Nic as a learning coach at Princeton University and he’s one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve ever met when it comes to learning and education in high performance, high intensity environments.

About Nic

Nic Voge holds a masters in Education focusing on learning and literacy. He’s worked with some of the worlds brightest students in the most demanding university environments, spending 10 years co-ordinating the study strategies program at University of California, Berkeley and 12 years at Princeton University, where he’s currently the Senior Associate Director of the McGraw Center for teaching at learning, where he oversees 180 tutors, graduate fellows, learning consultants and professional learning strategists.

Nic is also a published author, with his book "Life Beyond Grades: Designing Intrinsically Engaging College Courses” published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.

Episode Contents

  • (2:37) How this learning and teaching expert found his strengths
  • (8:29) What’s it like helping students at America’s best university?
  • (17:44) Textbooks aren’t designed for students
  • (23:31) Why “transfer” is the most value skill to learn
  • (28:58) Learning coach vs tutor, Collaborative strategizing
  • (40:48) Self worth theory and life beyond grades
  • (47:58) How college changes your self image
  • (51:51): Procrastination and Identity
  • (1:00:00) Motivation Stacking
  • (1:07:38) Can Extrinsic and Intrinsic rewards Coexist? 
  • (1:11:18) Quickfire questions
  • (1:20:05) Success is an internal experience
  • (1:22:20) Why is college so hard
  • (1:47:03) Closing gratitude and get in touch with Nic Voge

Connect with Nic

Learn more and stay up to date at www.avthar.com