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The lamps are different, but the light is the same. - Rumi

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The Stanford Learning Lab guides undergraduate and grad students to become more efficient learners, nurtures student and staff communities, and integrates the goals of Our Most Important Work and the IDEAL Initiative

From our Learning Specialists

Tip of the Month:

Practice mindfulness by setting chimes on your phone and tracking where your attention is when you hear the chime. Without self-judgment, note what’s contributing to your focus or lack thereof and adjust accordingly.

For more tips and resources on this topic, visit our Focus page in the Learning Library. 

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Our Mission

Discover our core objectives and the values that fuel them. 

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People

Meet our staff and find out how to connect with them. 

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Partners

Connect with our Learning Lab partners.

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What is Learner Variability?

On an individual scale, we start from the cognitive and social science premise that a multitude of factors influence learning. On a larger scale, learner variability refers to the ways in which the diversity of approaches to learning can create major hurdles and deliver tremendous benefits. 

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Language Matters

At the Learning Lab, we work with all Stanford students.  When discussing individual learner variability, we use each student’s preferred terms, embracing the stance that Elizabeth Ross takes. 

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Our monthly newsletters provide highlights of Learning Lab programming, dates for upcoming events, and strategies that will enhance your learning experience.