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Fall 2017 Faculty Book Discussion: Teach Students How to Learn

Join us this Fall to discuss the book, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation (McGuire, 2015).

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.  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.

This book group will meet on four Fridays this semester (9/15, 9/29, 10/20 & 11/3) from 12:30-1:30 in Reynolda Hall, Room 23 (ground floor, the side of Reynolda Hall facing the new Sutton Center). We will provide the book and lunch at all sessions. Register for this book discussion here. These discussions are very popular so we ask that you register only if you are available to attend all sessions.

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