The great Leonardo da Vinci

30th November 2017

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners!

Book of the Month

Everyone’s been talking about Walter Isaacson’s latest biography, Leonardo da Vinci, so we had to join the crowd and see what all the hullabaloo was about. (We’ll admit, we’ve previously tackled da Vinci biographies that ended up putting us to sleep, so we were excited to see what master biographer Isaacson would do with Leonardo’s story.)  This is a (More here…)

Barb Keynoting for the SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology in Cortland, New York, May 22 – 25, 2018

If you’re interested in instruction and technology, you want to set aside the dates of May 22-25 to come to the Elevate Learning: Taking Education Higher conference on Instruction and Technology in beautiful Cortland, New York near the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  (Wine tours, history, and more!)

Barb will be keynoting, and she will also set aside plenty of time during the course of the conference to chat with Learning How to Learners.  Note the sessions related to augmented and virtual reality, the latest trends, apps, and gear for engaging learners, innovation in retention, effectively using data, micro-credentialing, and opening the door to new learners.   Whatever part of the country (or world!) you’re from, whether you’re a professor, a K-12 teacher, or a parent interested in latest insights in instruction and technology, this in-depth conference is for you.  

Are You An Educator Interested in Learning?

You may wish to check out Josh Waitzkin’s The Art of Learning Project, which aims to develop a generation of life-long learners who approach all their endeavors with creativity and passionate resilience. (Waitzkin’s book The Art of Learning, which describes Josh’s path to brilliance in both chess and martial arts, is one of the best books on learning we have ever read.)

What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Lisa Genova’s TED talk on how Alzheimer’s happens, and what you can do to help prevent it (hint–learn!) is well worth watching. [Hat tip, Nichole Charest.] Genova  is the author of the extraordinarily popular national best-seller, Still Alice, about what it is like to live with this devastating disease.

A Perceptive Analysis of the Problem with Learning Styles

“Learning styles” are widely promoted in the educational community–medusa-like, as fast as one set of learning-styles might be discredited, another set seems to arise in its place.  Here’s a readers’-eye view of the problems with learning styles, by the ever-perceptive Pat Bowden of Online Learning Success.

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

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