Barbara Oakley

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Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and Ramn y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University. Her research involves bioengineering with an emphasis on neuroscience and cognitive psychology. Dr. Oakley teaches the massive open online courses (MOOCs) "Learning How to Learn" (the world's most popular course) and "Mindshift," alongside legendary neuroscientist Terrence Sejnowski. Dr. Oakley has received many awards for her teaching, including the American Society of Engineering Education's Chester F. Carlson Award for technical innovation in education and the National Science Foundation New Century Scholar Award.

Terrence Sejnowski is the Francis Crick Professor at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he also directs the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory. He is among only twelve living scientists who has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering.

Alistair McConville is the Deputy Head of Bedales School, one of England's most prestigious private K-12 schools.

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Learning How to Learn

How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide forKids and Teens
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Most kids go through their entire student career without ever having read a book on how to learn effectively. This guide for kids and teens, from the bestselling author of A Mind for Numbers, meets that fundamental need.

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