Ep 145: How To Raise A Smart Learner

Episode Summary

Dr. Barbara Oakley, author of Uncommon Sense Teaching, delivers the best ways to get ahead in academics based on her research in education, neuroscience, and teaching. Is memorizing a waste of time? Who can procrastinate and get away with it? How can we help our teens be better learners?

This episode will be released to the public on 07-04-2021.

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Parenting Scripts

Word-for-word examples of what to say to your teen

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1. Remind your teen progress is happening, it’s just slow:

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2. Introduce the idea of Pomodoro (timers):

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3. When you want your teen to try something new:

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About Barbara Oakley, PhD

Barbara Oakley, PhD, is the author of Uncommon Sense Teaching,  A Mind For Numbers, and Hair of the Dog: Tales from a Russian Trawler. With a background in linguistics and engineering, her work now focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Dr. Oakley’s research has been featured in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. 

Barbara lives with her husband of 30+ years in Michigan and enjoys talking about books with her four (now adult) children.

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