Cheery Friday Greeting from Learning How to Learn! Oct 22, 2015

8th January 2017

Cheery Friday greetings to our Learning How to Learners!

Barb is in Beijing today to speak at Baidu headquarters about learning. It’s an exciting day!

Unbelievable: the Flash Anzan Method

Barb’s friend Manabu Watanabe is the author of the intriguing and well-researched book Juku: The Stealth Force of Education and the Deterioration of Schools in Japan. Manabu has recently posted about a stunning technique known as the “Flash Anzan Method.” Read about it here–and watch the amazing video! As Manabu writes “It is not a story about gifted people, but rather a matter of training.”

Is Anyone Truly Unteachable and Unreachable?

Have you ever wondered how people are able to change themselves? Be inspired by Ashley’s unbelievable climb from a juvenile delinquent to engineer, and now to a doctoral student. Check out the story “Finding Yourself: The trials and tribulations of Ashley Liddiard,” which begins at the bottom right of the pdf here. Ashley (her married name is now Ashley Kleinhans) is now a researcher at the Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group in Pretoria, South Africa. Way to go, Ashley!

Teaching English

Our friend Justin Shewell, a Senior International Educator from Arizona State University, just helped launch a terrific new first course in a specialization about teaching English. Check out Teach English Now! if you’re interested in learning more. Teach English Now! uses metaphors and stories and all sorts of learning approaches that we advocate in Learning How to Learn, so we think you’ll find the course to be a terrific one.

Reporting problems

If you have questions or need help, please post in the Course Forums so your classmates or our mentors can reply. You can find all forums on the main Discussions page, and sub-forums below each video.

You can also use the ‘Report problem’ flag on each page to let us know about an issue with the course content or to make a suggestion. Please know that we read and appreciate your feedback, but at the moment there’s no way for us to reply and tell you so.

Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!

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

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