Cheery Friday Greetings from Learning How to Learn! Oct 16, 2015
8th January 2017
Cheery weekend greetings to our Learning How to Learners!
New Learning after Traumatic Brain Injury
Learning How to Learner Laurel Shannon Lawson was a professional executive and leader until she was hit by a bus in 2008, and then run over as a pedestrian in 2010. In addition to spinal and other injuries, she sustained traumatic brain injury. As part of Laurel’s rehabilitation, she undertakes cognitive exercises as well as physical rehab on a daily basis. It is hard work, but Laurel is doing the best to make the most of everything she can. Since her injury, Laurel has had to learn a lot about her own brain as it no longer automatically does some of the things it would do before. Learning How to Learn is helping her with this process—she feels it is also exercise for her brain in helping it to regrow its capacity.
Laurel would love to hear from others who have or love someone with brain injury. Words of encouragement are always appreciated, too! Please post in the discussion forum here, or just follow along in the discussion.
A Kickstarter Campaign for a Children’s Book to Improve Memory from Memory Expert Nelson Dellis
Some of you know Barb’s friend–four time US memory champion Nelson Dellis, who has done videos like this latest one where he memorizes the names of 80 people at a fundraising event (wow!). Nelson is writing and illustrating a children’s picture book for kids ages 5-7 years old that teaches a simple, but powerful, memory technique. He has started a Kickstarter page to fund the book’s printing and publication, and he’s asking for your support. If you are interested in a copy, just pledge the $25 option and you’ll get a personally signed edition when the book comes out. There are other cool pledging options to help Nelson as well. (And yes, we purchased a copy ourselves to help support Nelson’s great work.)
A Mind for Numbers
Don’t forget that A Mind for Numbers, the background book that Learning How to Learn was based on, is available now not only in English, but also in
● Russian (Думай как математик),
● Spanish (Abre Tu Mente a los Numeros),
● Korean (제 목: 숫자감각)
● Portuguese: (Aprendendo a Aprender)
Enjoy–and feel free to leave a book review to help inform other learners!
Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!
Barb, Terry, and the entire Learning How to Learn team