Teach Students How to Learn

Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation

Author: Saundra Yancy McGuire

Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 707

For over a decade Saundra McGuire has been acclaimed for her presentations and workshops on metacognition and student learning because the tools and strategies she has shared have enabled faculty to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success. The methods she proposes do not require restructuring courses, nor indeed an inordinate amount of time to teach; they can often be accomplished in a single session, transforming students from memorizers and regurgitators to students who begin to think critically and take responsibility for their own learning. While stressing that there are many ways to teach effectively, and that readers can be flexible in picking and choosing among the strategies she presents, Saundra McGuire offers the reader a step-by-step process for delivering the key messages of the book to students in as little as 50 minutes. Free online supplements provide three slide sets and a sample video lecture.

Teaching How to Learn

The Teacher's Guide to Student Success

Author: Kenneth A. Kiewra

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 191

Help students acquire successful learning strategies using the SOAR approach: Select key ideas, Organize information, Associate ideas to create meaningful connections, and Regulate learning through practice.

Teach Students How to Learn

Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation

Author: Saundra Yancy McGuire

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 773

Miriam, a freshman Calculus student at Louisiana State University, made 37.5% on her first exam but 83% and 93% on the next two. Matt, a first year General Chemistry student at the University of Utah, scored 65% and 55% on his first two exams and 95% on his third—These are representative of thousands of students who decisively improved their grades by acting on the advice described in this book. What is preventing your students from performing according to expectations? Saundra McGuire offers a simple but profound answer: If you teach students how to learn and give them simple, straightforward strategies to use, they can significantly increase their learning and performance. For over a decade Saundra McGuire has been acclaimed for her presentations and workshops on metacognition and student learning because the tools and strategies she shares have enabled faculty to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success. This book encapsulates the model and ideas she has developed in the past fifteen years, ideas that are being adopted by an increasing number of faculty with considerable effect. The methods she proposes do not require restructuring courses or an inordinate amount of time to teach. They can often be accomplished in a single session, transforming students from memorizers and regurgitators to students who begin to think critically and take responsibility for their own learning. Saundra McGuire takes the reader sequentially through the ideas and strategies that students need to understand and implement. First, she demonstrates how introducing students to metacognition and Bloom’s Taxonomy reveals to them the importance of understanding how they learn and provides the lens through which they can view learning activities and measure their intellectual growth. Next, she presents a specific study system that can quickly empower students to maximize their learning. Then, she addresses the importance of dealing with emotion, attitudes, and motivation by suggesting ways to change students’ mindsets about ability and by providing a range of strategies to boost motivation and learning; finally, she offers guidance to faculty on partnering with campus learning centers. She pays particular attention to academically unprepared students, noting that the strategies she offers for this particular population are equally beneficial for all students. While stressing that there are many ways to teach effectively, and that readers can be flexible in picking and choosing among the strategies she presents, Saundra McGuire offers the reader a step-by-step process for delivering the key messages of the book to students in as little as 50 minutes. Free online supplements provide three slide sets and a sample video lecture. This book is written primarily for faculty but will be equally useful for TAs, tutors, and learning center professionals. For readers with no background in education or cognitive psychology, the book avoids jargon and esoteric theory.

Teaching Children to Learn

Author: Robert Fisher

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 175

View: 542

This exciting book fosters the skills involved in learning, providing a framework for developing active learning in every community, classroom, and school. This new edition suggests more ways to create powerful learning environments. Teaching Children to Learn has been revised and enlarged, giving more practical ideas to develop creative learning skills. It includes new sections on learning styles, accelerated learning, and ways to motivate learning.

Teach Students How to Learn

Author: David Phillips

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 174

View: 615

David Phillips takes the reader sequentially through the ideas and strategies that students need to understand and implement. First, he demonstrates how introducing students to metacognition and Bloom's Taxonomy reveals to them the importance of understanding how they learn and provides the lens through which they can view learning activities and measure their intellectual growth. Next, he presents a specific study system that can quickly empower students to maximize their learning. Then, he addresses the importance of dealing with emotion, attitudes, and motivation by suggesting ways to change students' mindsets about ability and by providing a range of strategies to boost motivation and learning; finally, he offers guidance to faculty on partnering with campus learning centers.

Teach Yourself How to Learn

Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level

Author: Saundra Yancy McGuire

Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 445

Following up on her acclaimed Teach Students How to Learn, that describes teaching strategies to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success, Saundra McGuire here presents these "secrets" direct to students. Her message is that "Any student can use simple, straightforward strategies to start making A's in their courses and enjoy a lifetime of deep, effective learning." Beginning with explaining how expectations about learning, and the study efforts required, differ between college and secondary school, the author introduces her readers, through the concept of metacognition, to the importance and powerful consequences of understanding themselves as learners. This framework and the recommended strategies that support it are useful for anyone moving on to a more advanced stage of education, so this book also has an intended audience of students preparing to go to high school, graduate school, or professional school. In a conversational tone, and liberally illustrated by anecdotes of past students, the author combines introducing readers to concepts like Bloom's Taxonomy (to illuminate the difference between studying and learning), fixed and growth mindsets, as well as to what brain science has to tell us about rest, nutrition and exercise, together with such highly specific learning strategies as how to read a textbook, manage their time and take tests. With engaging exercises and thought-provoking reflections, this book is an ideal motivational and practical text for study skills and first year experience courses.

Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems

Author: Sharon R. Vaughn

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 624

View: 255

Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems Using this bestselling text, pre- and in-service teachers get the ideal contents to prepare to meet the needs of elementary and secondary students with learning and behavior problems in a variety of settings. Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems presents more hands on applications and classroom strategies than any other methods text on the market. This new edition features a new emphasis on and integration of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) throughout; updated coverage of RtI; a new emphasis on higher level thinking, including reading comprehension and complex texts as well as problem solving, fractions, and algebra; increased focus on classroom management and positive behavior support; and updated and enhanced key research, practice opportunities, and strategies throughout. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos, interactive links to helpful web sites, and interactive chapter assessment quizzes. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. 0134589564 / 9780134589565 Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems with Enhanced Pearson eText, Loose-Leaf Version with Video Analysis Tool -- Access Card Package 9/e Package consists of: 0133571068 / 9780133571066 Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems, Loose-Leaf Version 9/e 0133743993 / 9780133743999 Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card 9/e 0134550269 / 9780134550268 Video Analysis Tool for Introduction to Special Education/Inclusion in MediaShare -- ValuePack Access Card 1/e

Teaching How to Learn

The Teacher's Guide to Student Success

Author: Kenneth A. Kiewra

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 665

This innovative guidebook offers proven methods to strengthen instruction and help K–12 students acquire successful learning strategies using the SOAR approach: Selecting key lesson ideas; Organizing information using comparative charts and other representations; Associating ideas to create meaningful, memorable connections; and Regulating and reinforcing learning through practice.

How to Reach the Hard to Teach

Excellent Instruction for Those Who Need It Most

Author: Jana Echevarría

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 803

For every teacher it’s different, but you know who they are for you—the students who are “hard to teach.” Maybe they’re reading far below grade level. Maybe they’re English learners. Maybe they have diagnosed learning disabilities or behavioral issues. Maybe they’re underachieving for reasons that are unknown. They have been overlooked or underserved or frustrated, and they’re not learning as they should. Until now. Until you. How to Reach the Hard to Teach presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. Combining elements of the SIOP® Model and the FIT Teaching® approach, authors Jana Echevarría, Nancy Frey, and Douglas Fisher take stock of what we know about excellent instruction and distill it into five guiding principles: 1. Set high expectations. 2. Provide access to the core curriculum. 3. Use assessment to inform instruction. 4. Attend to language development—both English and academic. 5. Create a supportive classroom climate. You’ll learn specific practices associated with each principle and see how real-life teachers are employing these practices in their classrooms so that all students have the opportunity to learn and receive optimal support for that learning. Every teacher has had the experience of seeing a “hard to teach” student in a new light and realizing all he or she might achieve. This book is about shining that light of possibility on the students who challenge us most, interrogating our beliefs, and taking action to ensure they receive the best instruction we have to offer.

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains

Metacognitive Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas

Author: Donna Wilson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 244

Research suggests that metacognition is key to higher student achievement, but studies of classroom practice indicate that few students are taught to use metacognition and the supporting cognitive strategies that make learning easier. You can teach metacognition to your students, so why wouldn’t you? This book shows you how. Metacognition is a tool that helps students unlock their brain’s amazing power and take control of their learning. Educational researchers and professional developers Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers have been exploring and using the explicit teaching of metacognition for years, and in this book they share a practical way to teach preK–12 students how to drive their brains by promoting the following practices: * Adopt an optimistic outlook toward learning, * Set goals, * Focus their attention, * Monitor their progress, and * Engage in practices that enhance cognitive flexibility. Wilson and Conyers explain metacognition and how it equips students to meet today’s rigorous education standards. They present a unique blend of useful metaphors, learning strategies, and instructional tips you can use to teach your students to be the boss of their brains. Sample lessons show these ideas in a variety of classroom settings, and sections on professional practice help you incorporate these tools (and share them with colleagues and parents) so that you are teaching for and with metacognition.

Teach Yourself How to Learn

Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level

Author: Saundra Yancy McGuire

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 802

Following up on her acclaimed Teach Students How to Learn, that describes teaching strategies to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success, Saundra McGuire here presents these “secrets” direct to students. Her message is that “Any student can use simple, straightforward strategies to start making A’s in their courses and enjoy a lifetime of deep, effective learning.” Beginning with explaining how expectations about learning, and the study efforts required, differ between college and secondary school, the author introduces her readers, through the concept of metacognition, to the importance and powerful consequences of understanding themselves as learners. This framework and the recommended strategies that support it are useful for anyone moving on to a more advanced stage of education, so this book also has an intended audience of students preparing to go to high school, graduate school, or professional school. In a conversational tone, and liberally illustrated by anecdotes of past students, the author combines introducing readers to concepts like Bloom’s Taxonomy (to illuminate the difference between studying and learning), fixed and growth mindsets, as well as to what brain science has to tell us about rest, nutrition and exercise, together with such highly specific learning strategies as how to read a textbook, manage their time and take tests. With engaging exercises and thought-provoking reflections, this book is an ideal motivational and practical text for study skills and first year experience courses.

Challenging Learning Through Dialogue

Strategies to Engage Your Students and Develop Their Language of Learning

Author: James Nottingham

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 770

Using classroom discussions to teach good habits of thinking Research shows that classroom discussion has a major effect on student learning. So, how do we get students to talk more? Challenging Learning Through Dialogue transforms the most up-to-date research into practical strategies that work. Readers will learn How to build in more “wait-time” for better quality thinking and questioning from students How to use dialogue to teach reasoning, collaboration, and good habits of thinking The three types of dialogue and how to teach the most effective version: exploratory talk Dozens of practical strategies for exploratory dialogue Global examples of fun ways to teach dialogue

Effective Study Strategies for Every Classroom, Grades 7-12

29 Lesson Plans for Teaching Note-taking, Summarizing, Researching and Test-taking Skills

Author: Rebecca Lash-Rabick

Publisher: Boys Town Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 772

This practical guide to study skills instruction offers 29 complete lesson plans that can help you teach your students how to learn and improve their academic performance. Lessons cover the key strategies of note taking, summarizing, using research tools (including the Internet), and test taking. They incorporate full participation by students and continuous checking for understanding by the teacher which help students also improve their listening skills.

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn

Author: Giselle Martin-Kniep

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 225

With classroom-tested ideas, real-world examples, and easy-to-use activities, Giselle Martin-Kniep and Joanne Picone-Zocchia tap three decades of experience to define and describe critical teaching and learning strategies that engage students and increase achievement. Teachers at any grade level and in any subject area will gain insights into how to * Create a rigorous, relevant, and authentic curriculum; * Use organizing centers and make meaningful connections to lend true coherence to subject matter; * Ask students questions that will help them retain new material and apply their knowledge in settings outside school; * Teach students how to develop high-order skills such as an ability to affirm values, articulate beliefs, and use multiple resources in varied contexts; * Use assessment as a system to directly engage students in revising tests and evaluating themselves; * Incorporate evaluation tools like portfolios, checklists, and rubrics to foster and assess high-quality student work that exceeds expectations; and * Encourage students to self-monitor progress, self-regulate behavior, appreciate unique learning preferences, and, ultimately, become informed and active 21st century citizens. Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn stresses the need to build students' capacity to learn how to learn and be strategic, self-aware participants in an ever-complex and fast-changing society. Embracing what they call our "moral imperative," the authors encourage us to help students "pursue the goals that will make them feel whole as human beings."

Challenging Learning Through Feedback

How to Get the Type, Tone and Quality of Feedback Right Every Time

Author: James Nottingham

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 116

Using feedback to enhance learning Feedback has the potential to dramatically improve student learning – if done correctly. In fact, providing high quality feedback is one of the most critical roles of a teacher. Challenging Learning Through Feedback provides educators with the tools they need to craft high quality feedback and avoid common mistakes. Readers will learn How to know when feedback is (and isn’t) working How to design feedback so that it answers three essential questions Practical strategies for crafting Learning Intentions and Success Criteria Strategies, templates, and rubrics for providing feedback How to teach students to give high quality feedback to themselves and others

How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You

Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies

Author: Bonnie M. Davis

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 347

Discusses ways to recognize the needs of diverse learners, study racism and its impact, develop a school climate for teaching diverse students, and implement teaching strategies across disciplines.

Faculty Development Workbook Module 7

Teaching Students How to Learn

Author: Amy Solomon

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 147

View: 654

Module 7 focuses on techniques for teaching students who to learn and study effectively in a college environment. Topics include teaching students to study effectively and teaching to accommodate good study habits, teaching students to utilize learning resources, teaching students how to learn, teaching students how to research effectively, and teaching professional skills. The sections included in this module are as follows: Section 1: Faculty Support for Effective Study Skills Section 2: Effective Utilization of Learning Resources Section 3: Teaching Students How to Learn Section 4: Developing Research Skills Section 5: Teaching Professional Skills Module 7 focuses on techniques for teaching students who to learn and study effectively in a college environment. Topics include teaching students to study effectively and teaching to accommodate good study habits, teaching students to utilize learning resources, teaching students how to learn, teaching students how to research effectively, and teaching professional skills. The sections included in this module are as follows: Section 1: Faculty Support for Effective Study Skills Section 2: Effective Utilization of Learning Resources Section 3: Teaching Students How to Learn Section 4: Developing Research Skills Section 5: Teaching Professional Skills

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Author: Phyllis Haddox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 395

View: 619

A step-by-step program that shows parents, simply and clearly, how to teach their child to read in just 20 minutes a day.

International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics

Author: Gail Mitchell Hoyt

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 852

View: 274

ÔThe International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics is a power packed resource for anyone interested in investing time into the effective improvement of their personal teaching methods, and for those who desire to teach students how to think like an economist. It sets guidelines for the successful integration of economics into a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional settings in college and graduate courses with some attention paid to primary and secondary classrooms. . . The International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics is highly recommended for all economics instructors and individuals supporting economic education in courses in and outside of the major. This Handbook provides a multitude of rich resources that make it easy for new and veteran instructors to improve their instruction in ways promising to excite an increasing number of students about learning economics. This Handbook should be on every instructorÕs desk and referenced regularly.Õ Ð Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, The American Economist ÔIn delightfully readable short chapters by leaders in the sub-fields who are also committed teachers, this encyclopedia of how and what in teaching economics covers everything. There is nothing else like it, and it should be required reading for anyone starting a teaching career Ð and for anyone who has been teaching for fewer than 50 years!Õ Ð Daniel S. Hamermesh, University of Texas, Austin, US The International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics provides a comprehensive resource for instructors and researchers in economics, both new and experienced. This wide-ranging collection is designed to enhance student learning by helping economic educators learn more about course content, pedagogic techniques, and the scholarship of the teaching enterprise. The internationally renowned contributors present an exhaustive compilation of accessible insights into major research in economic education across a wide range of topic areas including: ¥ Pedagogic practice Ð teaching techniques, technology use, assessment, contextual techniques, and K-12 practices. ¥ Research findings Ð principles courses, measurement, factors influencing student performance, evaluation, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. ¥ Institutional/administrative issues Ð faculty development, the undergraduate and graduate student, and international perspectives. ¥ Teaching enhancement initiatives Ð foundations, organizations, and workshops. Grounded in research, and covering past and present knowledge as well as future challenges, this detailed compendium of economics education will prove an invaluable reference tool for all involved in the teaching of economics: graduate students, new teachers, lecturers, faculty, researchers, chairs, deans and directors.

Children Learning Reading

Simple, Effective, Step-by-step Program to Teach Children How to Read

Author: The Children Learning Team

Publisher: Togar

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 999

Learning to read at a young age is important for the development of the child. It helps them develop a better understand of their surroundings, allows them to gather information from printed materials, and provides them with a wonderful source of entertainment when they read stories and rhymes. Children develop at different rates, and some children will develop reading skills quicker than other children; however, what's important is that as the parent, you are keenly aware of your child's maturity and reading level to provide them with appropriate books and activities to help them improve. As parents, you are the most important teacher for your children. You will introduce your child to books and reading. Below we have some tips to help you teach your child to read. This book contains teach child how to read teach a child how to read teach children how to read teach kids how to read teach your child how to read teach my child how to read teach a kid how to read how do you teach children to read teach how to read for kids how do you teach your child to read how to teach your children to read how to teach your kids to read teach your child how to read in 100 easy lessons how to teach a kid to read how to teach a kid how to read how to teach children to read and write how to teach kids to read and write how to teach young children to read how to teach a child to read english how to teach your child to read and write how to teach children to read english how to teach kids to read english tips on how to teach a child to read