The Like Switch
15th November 2017
Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners!
Book of the Month!
We love The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over! It has made us much more aware of the tiny “tells” that signal whether or not you’ve captured a person’s attention and interest. Most people naturally give off “friend” or “foe” signals without even being aware of it. With the information in this book, you can find yourself making friends quite literally with the flick of an eyebrow. You’ll see others–and yourself–with a new perspective. We only wish we’d read this book decades ago!
Class Central’s Competition
Please enter Class Central’s competition to vote for the best MOOC of 2017. Whatever MOOC gets your vote for best deserves a chance to win–and winning can’t be done without your help!
Here is a Learning2learn app (not affiliated with our Learning How to Learn course) that has been built to help with learning. We haven’t tried it ourselves, but if you do give it a try, you may wish to leave your comments on the discussion forum, here.
Cajal’s Neuronal Forest
Preeminent Spanish neuroscientist Javier DeFelipe has just published an exquisite collection of the illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal: Cajal’s Neuronal Forest: Science and Art. Click here for more about Dr. DeFelipe’s book and other great books about (and by!) Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Nobel Prize-winning artist and father of modern neuroscience. (Yes, combining two completely different career fields is a great path to excellence!)
MOOC of the Week
The new MOOC Intellectual Humility: Practice is starting on Monday, November 27th. (Here’s the trailer.) The course description is compelling: “Given the widespread tendency to arrogantly dismiss and marginalize dissent, it seems that the world needs more people who are sensitive to reasons both for and against their views, and who are willing to consider the possibility that their political, religious and moral beliefs might be mistaken. In this third course the Intellectual Humility series, we look at how to judge when we should trust what someone says, examine how disagreements can develop between reasonable people, and explore how to weigh the evidence in religious disagreements.”
Sorry for the bad link last week about a Salty Taste from Kissing a Baby Changes an Entire Career
Here’s the right link.
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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