Qwik Learning

“Trade your cleverness for bewilderment.” ~Rumi


At age 5, Jim Qwik suffered from a head injury.  He was labeled the “boy with a broken brain.”  In order to fix his own brain, he became passionate about learning how the brain works.  Now he teaches top performers how to learn more quickly.  The “FAST” acronym below helps you remember the strategies that lead to faster learning.


Forget — start with a beginner’s mind and know that your learning is limitless

Active — learn through creation, take notes, and ask great questions

State — get into a state of curiosity, excitement, and wonder because information combined with emotion becomes a long-term memory

Teach — when you teach something, you get to learn it twice



  1. This is brilliant! I love the last one especially, teach, because you learn it twice. I use this with the kids after I have taught them something, I get them to teach it back to me. It works wonders and builds their confidence… ❣

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      1. I’m a position right now where I have been able to observe the preschool teachers’ work. Social needs is even more admirable. You have a lot to share and teach. It’s one of the most most important professions in the world. Challenging but extremely fulfilling. ❤️

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  2. Hola Sonya. Thanks for your inspiring and informative post. The next time I engage in any learning process, I will keep this acronym and its contents at the forefront of my mind. I find the following aspects from your post as pivotal indicators to gauge how immersed I am in the learning exercise:

    1. Start with a beginner’s mind. (The greatest learners seem to approach learning with this beginner’s mind attitude “The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand)
    2. Get into a state of curiosity, excitement (Unless the exercise doesn’t make me lick my chops with anticipation and excitement as you put it, then I need to reassess why am I doing it or what I can change about how I am engaged with the task)
    3. Take notes, and ask great questions (Taking notes particularly helps me internalise the information. I find unless I extract information from the source and reevaluate it in my own words, then the learning will only ever be superficial or simply glossed over.

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  3. Well, your post really struck a chord with how I like to approach learning. So in order to internalise it I wanted to write a few notes on what stood out for me. I won’t forget that acronym. So the T most definitely applies to you. Cheers Sonya.

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