Young readers can catapult their love of learning and therefore their academic success by understanding how people learn and applying the best practices for studying.
If your calling is the art of changing the brain, if you want to keep up with emerging research, play around with new tools, or find pedagogy that really hit the spot, this book can be your roadmap.
Through fifteen science stories, the book unravels how the human brain learns and how to use this to help your child become a smarter, better and happier learner. Each scientific story has been paired with a practical “try this” section, including a wide range of learning-busting activities that you can do together or your child can do independently. The book also includes a bonus section. It’s a daily brain-teaser for children filled with activities anchored in sustainability, character development and deep joy.
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“As a learning professional, a mother and an adult constantly preoccupied with personal growth, I am keenly aware of how little we, humans, actually understand about how learning happens. Mainstream education tends to give people the wrong idea that learning is something that is done to them, instead of something they themselves can shape and own. Olimpia overturns that myth by offering an extraordinary glimpse into the inside world of learning in a book that will appeal to children, parents and educators alike.
How People Learn, with its lovely stories, metaphors and beautiful illustrations, brings science to life and makes the inside of our minds visible. Children will discover how the brain actually learns and changes, and what they can do to make learning fun and long-lasting. They will be guided to explore the extraordinary resources they might not even know they have and become the authors of their own learning.
The book embodies the idea of learning as a living process by taking its readers on a fascinating journey that goes well beyond its pages. Children will discover activities that challenge them to go outside the book and actually build the concepts they are reading about. Learning challenges will allow them to take the lessons from the book back into their homes and classrooms and notice how their life changes as they experience learning differently. Thus, the book itself comes alive and becomes a gateway, bridging new insights with practical application, all in a fun, engaging way.
I deeply believe this book is much needed in today’s fast-paced, hectic, ever-changing world. Our children need to learn how to learn, to gain confidence in what their amazing brain can do and discover how to make the most of their potential. I hope many adults and kids will step through Olimpia’s magical portal into a world where learning can and does truly transform each one of us so that we, in turn, can make the world a better place.”
Mother and Executive Coach (PCC),
PhD in educational Sciences,
Senior Advisor at European Parliament,
Available for order:
August 7th, 2019!
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