Book publication day, Learning How to Learn!

07/08/2018

Cheery (and Surprising!) Tuesday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners!

Sorry for the unusual Tuesday instead of Friday email this week, but…

Today’s the Big Day—Launch of Barb & Terry (and Al’s) Fantastic New Book, Learning How to Learn!

Barb and Terry, and their friend Al McConville, have spent the past several years writing a book that takes the ideas of our Learning How to Learn MOOC and tells them in a fashion that kids, parents, and teachers can easily grasp. The result? Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens.

Today, at long last, is publication day!  

If you want to help a youngster from ages ten to seventeen to learn how to learn, based on practical insights from neuroscience, look no further.  The funny but deeply informative pictures alone will knock your proverbial socks off. (And yes, there are zombies…) In some ways, this seemingly simple book goes deeper into how we learn than even our MOOC Learning How to Learn. You’ll find that this is also a great book to read together as a family. And you’ll see that even if your children are in the toddler stage, you’ll get some powerful insights on learning that will help you guide your kids in their learning as they mature. You can do us a favor and leave your review

Barb Answers Questions about Learning on Facebook Live

Don’t miss this episode of Facebook Live, where Ki Sung interviews Barb about learning. Barb lives up to her reputation for clumsiness by dropping her book in the middle of the episode.

Helping You—and the Children in Your Life—Learn STEM Subjects More Effectively

Don’t forget, Barb is speaking this evening  at a free event this evening in San Jose, California, sponsored by the Silicon Valley IEEE Computer Society August 7, 2018, 6:30-8:30PM. (If you’re a tech type, you might be surprised to learn that Barb herself is an IEEE Fellow.)  If you’d like to meet Barb, learn more about learning, and/or help your children learn more effectively, especially in the STEM disciplines, come for a fun and fabulous evening! Barb will be around before and after her presentation, and will very much enjoy meeting you. If your children are mature enough to be well-behaved in a crowd, bring them, too. (There were plenty of well-behaved kids at Barb’s talk a few days ago for the UCSD Medical School!) Learn more and register here—the talk is free, but seating is limited to 200 and pre-registrants are let in first.

Barb in a Free Webinar from IEEE, Today at 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Barb will be in a free webinar sponsored by IEEE—you can sign up here to watch from anywhere in the world.  She’ll begin her talk with ideas that may be familiar to you. But you’ll see some fantastic new graphics that will take you deeper into the brain, and into learning.  Register here and ask your questions in the chat room!

Next week, we’ll be back to our usual Cheery Friday email.

Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!

Barb, Terry, and the entire Learning How to Learn team

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