Cheery Friday e-mails
Every Friday I send a “Cheery Friday” email chock full of insights about learning and changing to a million registered learners from the massive open online course (“MOOC”) Learning How to Learn. To receive these emails, just register for the course here (it’s free, and registration takes only a few seconds). “See” you on Friday!
Upcoming European travels!
Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Don’t miss Barb on June 5th in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Reliance College “Jefferson” Dinner Last week, Barb was fortunate to attend the once-every-five-years FIRE Gala in New York City. The Gala featured American rapper and social activist “Killer Mike,” who gave an extraordinary ke …More >
Awaken Your Genius
Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Book of the Month Barb on the upcoming John Stossel Town Hall webinar for Educators being filmed in New York City Don’t miss this exciting discussion about the intersection of neuroscience and education with reporter John Stossel on Apr 19, 2023, 07:00 PM Eastern US time. Barb will kick thing …More >
Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Practical Insights From Neuroscience: Improve Your Teaching of Math—or Anything Else—to Neurodiverse Students Register now for this two-hour webinar from Learning & the Brain, (taught by none other than Barb), which offers CE credit for the live audience, as well as a recording available …More >
Troubled Water: A Journey Around the Black Sea
Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Book of the Month Troubled Water: A Journey Around the Black Sea, by Jens Mühling. Barb glanced at the title of this book and thought, “The last thing I need is to be diving into, (amidst the hundreds of samples already downloaded onto the Kindle), is a book about the Black Sea.” Out of curio …More >
Traditional Math: An effective strategy that teachers feel guilty using
Book of the Month Traditional Math: An effective strategy that teachers feel guilty using, by Barry Garelick and JR Wilson. This wonderful book is highly recommended for parents, grandparents, and teachers of all kinds who would like a solid guide to help youngsters learn math in a simple, elegant, and straightforward way. As Stanford mathematicia …More >
Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes
Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Book of the Month Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle, by Daniel L. Everett. At a time when ChatGPT has everyone’s attention, this timeless book of exploration by linguist Daniel Everett lends perspective on the nature of language. It also describes what …More >
Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Book of the Month Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian We are major fans of biographies—this is our favorite genre, so when we say that Tiger Woods is one of the best biographies we’ve ever read, it also means it’s one of the best books we’ve ever read. (That’s really saying some …More >
The Promise of Habit-Based Learning
Cheery Monday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! It’s worth sending an unusual, “Cheery Monday” greetings this holiday week (at least it’s a holiday in the US!) with this morning’s publication of Barb & Terry’s essay “The Promise of Habit-Based Learning” in the journal Law & Liberty. This essay turns the lens of neuroscience onto m …More >
Help Solve a 21st Century Canine Medical Mystery
Special Cheery Wednesday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners! Do You Love Animals? Help Solve a 21st-Century Canine Medical Mystery! Today, Wednesday, October 19th, is giving day at the University of Wyoming, when matching funds will be available for a cause that is near and dear to Barb and her family’s heart: canine dysautonomia research. A …More >
Launch of the Uncommon Sense Teaching Specialization!
Special Cheery Friday Greetings from Learning How to Learn! If you’ve been wondering why our Cheery Friday emails have been a bit sparse lately, you need wonder no further! This is a very special greetings. Today, we announce the launch of our final MOOC Teaching Online, which completes the full Uncommon Sense Teaching Specialization. Hurray! We s …More >