Learning How to Learn–the new book!

25th May 2018

Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners!

Want to Help a Child or Teenager to Learn?

There are so many books to help teachers understand how younger students learn. But you may be surprised to learn that there are virtually no books for those students themselves, or for their parents.  

If you want to help a youngster from ages ten to seventeen to learn how to learn, based on practical insights from neuroscience, we can’t help but suggest our own upcoming book Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens.  The funny but deeply informative pictures alone are worth the price of the book. (And yes, there are zombies…) In some ways, this seemingly simple book goes deeper into how we learn than even our MOOC Learning How to Learn. You’ll find that this is also a great book to read together as a family. And you’ll see that even if your children are in the toddler stage, you’ll get some powerful insights on learning that will help you guide them in their learning as they mature.

Barb Is Conducting a Rare 3-Day Workshop for Parents and Teachers about Learning

With the launch of the book Learning How to Learn, Barb is conducting a rare 3-day workshop to help parents and teachers discover how to help their children learn better.  This workshop features active sessions where you’ll interact directly with Barb alongside the other workshop participants. You’ll gain a deeper insight into how the brain learns, how you can help your child to be more motivated, and how to learn more easily and with less frustration.  The workshop will be in beautiful and historic Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24 – 26 September 2018. Register now!

Learn Your Learning Strengths and Weaknesses

We’ve discovered an excellent Academic Skills Inventory,  created by Adina Glickman, Director of Learning Strategy Programs at Stanford University. To take the survey, go to this website and enter your email. See where your learning strengths and weaknesses lie—the results might be very helpful in improving your learning.

Learning How to Learn Has an Online Newspaper!

Our Learning How to Learn archivist, Cristian Artoni, has used Paper.li to set up a new and practical website that finds new articles related to learning (based on a few keywords), and then publishes a new issue every day. Check this out at our new The Learning Methods Daily!

Podcast: Teaching Teachers-to-Be about Learning

Learning is hard work. The most commonly used study techniques often provoke the illusion of knowing. In this episode of the podcast “Tea for Teaching,” David Parisian, a member of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at SUNY-Oswego discuss how he helps students overcome their misperceptions by introducing them to the science of learning. Learn more about the great book on learning, Make It Stick, as well as about how our MOOC Learning How to Learn is used to help train teachers to be better teachers.

Becoming an Effective Instructor on Camera: Tips from the Art Director’s Studio
John Heijligers, the Art Director for EIT Digital at Eindhoven University of Technology, has vast experience in directing new instructors behind a camera (he comes from a background as a director in film). John has written an informative article—coupled with a pretty funny video on seasick instructors—about how to be more natural on camera.

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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