What Every BODY is saying
20th February 2018
Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners!
Our email may be a bit early for you today because we’re on a different time zone, just about to head out on a 14-hour flight from Doha, Qatar, (a hotbed of educational innovation), to Chicago. Next up, Barb’s off to Valencia, Spain, to speak next week at the International Symposium of Applied Innovation.
Book of the Week
This week’s recommendation is the wonderful, quick read What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People, by Joe Navarro and Marvin Karlins. We love the pictures in the book, which give an excellent sense of the small “tells” that signal characteristics such as sincerity or untrustworthiness. This culturally aware book could help keep you out of trouble during your travels, and also give you a leg up in your ordinary interactions both at work and at home. And veryone—especially teachers—could benefit from knowing how they may inadvertently be sending negative signals they don’t really want to be sending. Highly recommended!
Barb Speaking in San Francisco at the World’s Fair Nano!
Barb will be giving a talk about the future of education at World’s Fair Nano on Saturday, March 10th, 2018. Unlike many upbeat but vague talks, this one will unwrap the specifics of her exciting new project, designed for global impact in many languages. Barb plans to stay after her talk to shake hands and meet you! The folks at World’s Fair Nano have kindly arranged a special discount for LHTLers—just use the promotional code “BARBATNANO” for 15% off tickets. Register here.
Class Central’s Austin Meet and Greet
The folks over at Class Central are having their first ever meetup during SXSW EDU in Austin on March 7th. If you are from Austin or attending SXSW EDU, head over to connect with other MOOC learners and the Class Central team.
How to Memorize the Entire 2018 Calendar Year
Memory Champion Nelson Dellis is back with another great video—this one is about how to memorize the entire 2018 calendar year. This is more a skill for being efficient in life allowing you to be able to say what day of the week any date falls on for 2018 in a split second (rather than having to look it up).
“Talk Nerdy to Me”
This terrific TED Talk by Melissa Marshall shows how engineers and scientists can communicate their ideas so we can all understand. Well worth watching.
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
This wonderful TED talk by psychiatrist Robert Waldinger could brighten your day–or enhance your life.
A Song to Help Learn the Placental Mammalian Orders
Check out this wonderful song that helps you learn the names of orders of placental mammals. Now, this is creative learning! [Hat tip Zella and Jeremiah McNichols.]
That’s all for this week. Have a happy week in Learning How to Learn!
Barb, Terry, and the entire Learning How to Learn team