Teaching Memory Techniques (6 min)


Teaching Memory Techniques

Christopher Hurtado

Teaching Memory Techniques 
This presentation takes you through an exercise Christopher used to teach his children the numbers of pi. The technique is called loci. He also shares the history of how it got started.

Christopher was very kind and patient with us. We were in such a hurry to get to another appointment that we rushed him the first time and later felt like we had cheated him out of a great presentation verse a good one. So we invited him back and redid it.
We learned a lot about the liberal and servile arts and how we need to know both. It was great information and helped me to organize my learning into a much better system than I had currently been using. He was able to teach much longer the second time and did such a good job we won’t have to do much editing. Also, we decided that we would split his presentation into two parts.
Here is a nugget I have thought about since watching this:  When our nation was beginning they took our laws from the Romans; the language from the Greeks and our religious base from the Hebrew. ~ ponder.


Christopher has over twenty-five years’ experience teaching a broad range of subjects. He is self-taught in the classics, holds a Bachelor’s in Middle East Studies/Arabic and Philosophy from Brigham Young University, and an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He is a serial entrepreneur with startup and takeover/turnaround experience in various industries. He has varying degrees of fluency in twelve languages and has lived and traveled abroad extensively. He lives in Mapleton, Utah with his wife, Alysia, and their children.

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