Cheery Wednesday Greetings from Learning How to Learn! Nov 11, 2015

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Cheery Wednesday greetings to our Learning How to Learners!

South Africa, here we come!

Our email is a bit early again this week–that’s because Learning How to Learn is coming to South Africa! Barb and her husband Phil (also known as “the Hero”), will be having dinner in Cape Town with a Learning How to Learner on the evening of November 13th. We’ll be meeting at 6:00 pm, November 13th in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express at City Center Cape Town–join us there to then hopefully go to dinner with us if you can! (Email Barb if you would like at–she might be a bit delayed getting back just in that she’s got some long plane rides ahead over the next 36 hours.) Barb will also be a keynote speaker at the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) conference: 17-20 November 2015, Potchefstroom, South Africa. And finally, she’ll be in Durban to speak on November 26th (organized by Henre Benson, Barb would love to meet you if you happen to be in any of those places!

Mother of Civilization Library

The Mother of Civilization Library is a volunteer organization which sets up work in Indus Valley Sindh, the southern part of Pakistan. Their project is to help and facilitate a libraries program in Sindh by collecting books. If you might have any spare new or used books that you would like to send to the Library program, they’d be thrilled! Your donation could do much to stimulate and encourage the growth of learning, especially among the young generation of needy and destitute students. Please send books to:

Rashid Anees Magsi, Project Manager, Mother of Civilization Library, Street: Sobho Khan Magsi, City: Radhan Station Dadu, Province: Sindh, Postal Code: 76310, Country: Pakistan, Phone: 00923003609982, Email:

(And yes, we’ve sent some books!)

This week’s reading

This week, we’ve got a heavy duty recommendation for those of you who like in-depth neuroscience. After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain, by Michael Anderson, is a deeply thought-provoking read that also provides insight into why metaphors and analogies can be such a powerful tool to help with learning. If you’re looking for a more straightforward introduction to neuroscience, it’s hard to beat Jamie Ward’s The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience.

Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!

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

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