Teach Students How To Learn

Author: Saundra Yancy McGuire
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620363186
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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 How To Learn

Author: Kenneth A. Kiewra
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 151070129X
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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.

Teach Yourself How To Learn

Author: Saundra Yancy McGuire
Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620367580
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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.

Transformational Teaching In The Information Age

Author: Thomas R. Rosebrough
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 1416610901
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How can teachers meet the challenges of engaging and educating all students, from those who are gadget-toting and plugged-in to those who are language learners or economically distressed and everyone in between? How can you help students learn what they need to know when the world and all that's in it is changing rapidly? Standards and high-stakes testing haven't answered the call, but you can. Transformational Teaching in the Information Age explores the power of placing students at the center of teaching and learning. The shift from simply teaching content to focusing on and teaching individual learners allows teachers to inspire students to be independent, imaginative, and responsible learners for life. These teachers are transforming education, lives, and opportunities for their students. A transformational approach to teaching results in a high-quality education for today's learners. Citing theory, research, practice, and their own experiences in teaching K 18 students, Tom Rosebrough and Ralph Leverett build a convincing case for the primacy of student teacher relationships in productive classrooms. Knowing students well is critical to teaching to their needs. Education cannot be just an effort to cover content, pass standardized tests, and achieve adequate yearly progress. To serve the next generation well, it must be about helping each student develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to live a uniquely satisfying life in the face of myriad changes. Thomas R. Rosebrough is executive dean of the College of Education and Human Studies at Union University and professor of education. He has taught elementary students through doctoral student candidates in public and private schools. Ralph G. Leverett is program director for the masters' of education program at Union University and professor of special education. He has taught students at all levels in public and private schools, and is a speech-language pathologist.

Still Learning To Read

Author: Franki Sibberson
Editor: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103597
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Discusses the specific needs of upper elementary students for reading instruction, including the use of nonfiction texts, matching students with texts and lessons, and balancing the content demands of the curriculum.

How To Teach Now

Author: William Powell
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612041
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Learn the five things every teacher can do to design and deliver effective instruction for the culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse 21st century classroom.

Learning To Teach In The Primary School

Author: Peter Hudson
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107672821
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Education is in a constant state of change and development. Learning to Teach in the Primary School provides a pathway into Australian education for preservice primary teachers. This practical and engaging text includes strong links to the Australian Curriculum, and frames teaching around understanding primary students, how they learn, and their contexts. The book includes numerous valuable teaching resources such as: • applied learning boxes, discussion questions, and research topics • specific information related to the teaching of literacy, mathematics and science • practical guidance across a range of key learning areas, exploring the breadth and depth of teaching and learning opportunities for primary students. Drawing on the wide-ranging expertise of each contributor, this text provides techniques to engage primary students in high-quality education. The concluding chapters of the book focus on professional growth, making this a valuable resource throughout preservice teachers' tertiary coursework and into their professional careers.

The Learning Skills Cycle

Author: William R. Klemm
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475833237
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This book's ideas demonstrate how students are not adequately taught the learning skills necessary for superior academic achievement. The major reason schools are failing is that there is less emphasis on teaching students how to learn, the focus is on what to learn instead. This book provides teachers and parents with many concepts and tactics that they can use to teach children how to learn more efficiently and effectively. This book identifies and explains those skills and frames them as interacting in a mutually interacting and reinforcing cycle that I call the Learning Skills Cycle.

Teaching Children To Learn

Author: Robert Fisher
Editor: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748794423
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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.

Learning To Teach In Higher Education

Author: Paul Ramsden
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415303453
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Introduction - Ways of understanding teaching - What students learn - Approaches to learning - Learning from the student's perspective - The nature of good teaching in higher education - Theories of teaching in higher education - The goals and structure of a course - Teaching strategies for effective learning - Assessing for understanding - Evaluating the quality of higher education - What does it take to improve university teaching?