Help them succeed in
learning and they’ll
succeed in life.

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Bookstores are lined with parenting books and online resources continue to expand daily. Social media and television shows often interview experts in the field of parent education. This happens because what and how children learn plays a central role in shaping their future, and parental involvement has a tremendous impact on children’s academic achievement and success in life.
Children have the tools to learn anything — even things that don’t seem to come naturally to them at first. The secret to unlocking this unlimited potential is understanding how the brain works so it can be used to their advantage. Without being overly academic, this book draws on insights and ideas from the field of brain science. How People Learn is written in a way that will engage and interest children between the ages of six and twelve years, taking them on a fascinating journey into their own learning process.

How People Learn Book

Through neuroscience stories, Olimpia Mesa, an expert learning designer and mother, unravels how a human brain learns and what to do about it to help your children become smarter, better and happier learners.

$79,99

How People Learn Book

Through neuroscience stories, Olimpia Mesa, an expert learning designer and mother, unravels how a human brain learns and what to do about it to help your children become smarter, better and happier learners.

$79,99

Who should read
this book?

Parents

Read this book to your children if they can’t read well enough yet. In doing so, you’ll give them a distinct and powerful advantage as they will naturally being to understand the mental processes that drive or hinder learning.

Young readers

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.

Teachers

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.

Therapists

For occupational therapists, educational therapists, speech therapists, reading specialists, CBT specialists and solution-focused counsellors, the children you work with could use this book as a tool to understand aspects of learning that might not seem to come naturally to them.
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A fascinating journey that goes well beyond its pages.

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.

Here’s an overview of the
15 science stories!

Science Story 1

What is learning?

Science Story 2

Where does learning happen?

Science Story 3

What happens when you learn?

Science Story 4

The brain has many parts that do all kinds of different jobs!

Science Story 5

Learning is changing the brain!

Science Story 6

Why does your brain like exploring and breaking stuff?

Science Story 7

Why your brain does not pay attention to boring things?

Science Story 8

Why your brain likes pictures?

Science Story 9

How to organise learning for better thinking?

Science Story 10

How to stop the process of forgetting?

Science Story 11

Testing doesn’t need to be initiated by the teacher!

Science Story 12

How the environment influences learning?

Science Story 13

How to fight the urge to do it later!

Science Story 14

What to do if your brain doesn’t like school?

Science Story 15

How to help your brain grow, stay fit and strong?

Bonus 1:

24-Day Brain Challenge!

Bonus 2:

17-Day Brain Challenge!

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Praise

“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.”

Alis Anagnostakis

Mother and Executive Coach (PCC),
Australia

“How People Learn is an important reminder during our hectic times of the basics of human behaviour and learning while educating children for a better world. This short wonderful book succeeds in capturing many important aspects of developing brains in processing information and everyday experiences from the very early years of childhood. Olimpia Mesa clearly and compellingly outlines simple methods and exercises to motivate and improve children’s learning. The basic aim of the different strategies and activities presented in the book is to make the process of child’s learning both more sustainable and joyful. Although a growing child is in the core of this book s/he is not supposed to be left alone in studying the contents, answering questions or trying out the many practical challenges presented in the end of each paragraph. The parents are supposed to act as mentors and motivators all along. In fact without the support of adults the great potential laid out in the book is not completely met. I highly recommend this book for all families who aspire to inspire children to learn to learn and to maintain and develop their inborn skills to be curious and creative during their entire lives. The time to study How People Learn with ones child will surely be worth the investment.”

Jukka Kangaslahti

PhD in educational Sciences,
Senior Advisor at European Parliament,
Finland

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With its lovely stories, metaphors and beautiful illustrations, the book brings science to life and makes the inside of our minds visible.

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August 7th, 2019!

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How People Learn Book

Through neuroscience stories, Olimpia Mesa, an expert learning designer and mother, unravels how a human brain learns and what to do about it to help your children become smarter, better and happier learners.

$79,99

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