The bestseller A Mind for Numbers has been revamped in this edition for kids and teens to teach them simple tricks to learn difficult subjects–whether they feel like good students or not. Surprisingly, this book goes deeper in many ways than A Mind fo
Reviews for Learning How to Learn
"Over the past few years, some of education’s most notorious fads and gimmicks have justified themselves by claiming they will help you “learn how to learn”. Brain Gym and learning styles, for example, have zero evidence of impact, but they will often be defended with “learning how to learn” buzzwords. As a result, it’s understandable that the very phrase itself has become an indicator that some educational snake oil is just around the corner. Learning How to Learn by Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sejnowski is a glorious exception to this rule, reclaiming the phrase for people who care about the research and evidence. The book is written for children and gives a very accessible account of how our brains actually learn, accompanied by practical activities that you can put into action straight away. As well as rescuing the idea of “learning how to learn”, this book is a landmark in another way. As far as I know, it is the first attempt to explain some of the latest research in cognitive psychology to children and not just teachers. [Continue review here: https://www.tes.com/news/book-review-learning-how-learn]"Daisy Christodoulou, Daisy Christodoulou is director of education at No More Marking and the author of Making Good Progress? and Seven Myths About Education. The review is in the Times Educational Supplement (TES), the UK's premier publications for the K12 world.