Why I Created This Website: The summer of 2014 I discovered a course online, Learning How to Learn, based on the book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if you Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley, Ph.D. Four weeks later my mind is full of new information and I am designing this website to share the information with students. The site is written with the middle school student in mind, but should work with students in high school too (and hopefully it will work with 4th and 5th graders). I work in an urban district and am aware that most students are not taught how to learn, and most teachers have probably not been taught how to learn, or to teach the skills required. As neuroscience learns more about the brain they are discovering what works when it comes to learning, and what does not. This site is designed to share some of what I have learned, as well as provide links to additional resources. If you are interested in taking the course at Coursera they will be offering it again in October 2014. You can find more information here. Sign up for the Oct. 3, 2014 session. I hope you enjoy the website and feel free to share it with your students, other teachers, family and friends. If you need to contact me please use the contact form below. Please know that I plan on adding additional information to this site. Keep coming back to find more information about techniques that will help you learn how to learn! Beth Dichter PS - The images in the website are available for use through Creative Commons or the US government, or it is something that I created. The videos from YouTube are linked with a widget provided by Weebly and each can go directly to the YouTube site by clicking YouTube logo in the lower right hand corner. Each is also listed with a direct link in the Resource section which includes a list of resources used to create the specific page as well as additional resources. Links were correct as of August 22, 2014.
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