Top Books of 2021 on Learning How to Learn!
9th December 2021
Cheery Friday Greetings to our Learning How to Learners!
Top Books of 2021 on Learning How to Learn!
- CorkScrew Solutions: How Great Leaders Solve Impossible Problems
- Negative Self-Talk and How to Change It
- P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
- Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem
- Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know
- Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick
- The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
- Taking the Stress Out of Homework: Organizational, Content-Specific, and Test-Prep Strategies to Help Your Children Help Themselves
- The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
- Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering
- Engaging Learners through Zoom: Strategies for Virtual Teaching Across Disciplines
- The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery
- In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin
- The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
- A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence
- PELTOR Noise Protection Ear Muffs (And wow, are they ever-powerful—our best study aid!)
- Blackwing Matte Pencils
Barb and Terry’s books
Our books, not surprisingly, would have topped the list of top Learning How to Learn choices. We’re separating them out here:
- Learn Like a Pro: Science-Based Tools to Become Better at Anything
- A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
- Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn
- Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens
- Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential
ASEE Master Class on Teaching
ASEE Presents: Master Class on Effective Teaching – Jan. 11, 12, & 13, 2022; 12 to 4 PM ET,
Final Reminder – The next edition of the upcoming Master Class on Effective Teaching, led by none other than Barb, has now been opened for registration. Feedback on previous sessions of this workshop have been phenomenal: “Three words for this course: – Astounding – Invigorating – Invaluable” “Brilliant insights” “This was amazing…Best $199 I’ve ever spent in my life!”
This workshop will give you a chance to review and internalize some of the best insights about effective teaching that recent neuroscience provides. Most great teachers (like you!) are great because you intuit what learners need, and when. This upcoming Master Class will provide you with insight into why you do what you do in your teaching. This insight can help you leverage your natural teaching intuition even further. The materials are based on the critically praised Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn.
Cohort for Uncommon Sense Teaching on Class Central!
One of our very favorite websites in relation to online learning is Class Central. So we’re super happy to announce that Barb will be running Class Central’s new Cohort on the MOOC Uncommon Sense Teaching. In Class Central’s wonderful Cohort approach, students support each other as they go through the Uncommon Sense Teaching MOOC—and they meet weekly with Barb to discuss their insights and questions. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have personal time with an instructor who normally teaches to millions.
Dr. Doug Green’s blog for parents and teachers
Dr. Doug Green took his pension when his wife was diagnosed with ALS. He now devotes his time to producing free resources daily for parents and educators. Check out his blog for busy parents and educators—and don’t miss his fine summary of our book Uncommon Sense Teaching!
Barb’s Interview from Her Home—on Yandex
Karen Maeyen’s Insightful TEDTalk about asking questions
Barb’s work in education—and in fact, the vast majority of her writing and research, has involved trying to answer questions that popped into her head (sometimes bizarre ones). Barb’s friend Karen Maeyens has given a wonderful talk on asking questions–you can’t help but enjoy this insightful, inspiring presentation.
90-minute naps can help boost motor skills and memory
Evidence continues to accumulate that naps can revitalize and refuel, so that the latter part of the day becomes more productive. As this StudyFinds article observes: “Researchers at Northwestern University say napping for just 90 minutes can boost both motor skills and memory. The team finds that sleep can enhance a person’s ability to learn challenging motor tasks since it helps the brain to process and focus on the new skill. After a short sleep, study participants were able to perform more quickly and more efficiently than if they did not have the extra rest.”
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
The LHTL recommended text, A Mind for Numbers