Cheery Friday Greetings from Learning How to Learn! Sep 25, 2015

8th January 2017

Cheery Friday Greetings to Our Learning How to Learners!

If you’d like to gain perspective on why Learning How to Learn is such a meaningful course for people, read this blog post, “How I lost 24 pounds in 12 weeks amidst severe personal turmoil without dieting or going to the gym,” by writer Roy Huff. (And then perhaps give him one of the greatest honors one can give a writer—get one of his books. We did. 🙂 )

Transforming yourself

One of the nicest, smartest “life improvement” experts out there is Brian Johnson. Brian has an extraordinary list of books he has reviewed and synthesized—it’s rare to find someone who reads so carefully, and who can distill the essence so that we can all benefit. Barb had a chance to chat with Brian recently—their freewheeling discussion is here—listen in!

Do You Have Russian Friends?

A Mind for Numbers is now out in Russian as Думай как математик! As the publishers at Alpina point out: “Каждый из нас стремится стать лучше: больше помнить, развивать воображение и творческие способности, меньше поддаваться прокрастинации. Книга «Думай как математик» посвящена именно этим вопросам и способам развития своего мышления.”

Help with Translating Learning How to Learn

The number of languages Learning How to Learn has captions for is growing rapidly! If you’d like to help with translating Learning How to Learn into your favorite language, please sign up for the Coursera Global Translator Community (GTC). Once you’re signed up with a Transifex account, just make sure you’re logged in to Transifex and you should then be able to find the translation project for Learning How to Learn here. If you have a problem, just email Barb at

Transforming Higher Education

David Goldberg is working to transform higher education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Barb was recently on Dave’s show on “Big Beacon Radio – Transforming Higher Education” talking about how STEM can move forward by taking advantage of the power of MOOCs. Listen to the show here (or on iTunes, here).

Meanwhile, have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!

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

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