Engineering Professor Dr. Barbara Oakley gives her best techniques for making mindshifts, whether they are dramatic changes or small tweaks.
- Why the Pomodoro technique’s 25 minutes of focus is indeed a magical number
- How you can make dramatic changes – and small tweaks – to improve your life
- How the imposter syndrome can actually be a strength
Barbara Oakley PhD., is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her research involves bioengineering with a focus on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera’s “Learning How to Learn,” the world’s most popular massive open online course. 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. She is the author of seven other books, including the New York Times-bestselling, A Mind For Numbers.