Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture

Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture

Author(s): Kathleen R. Hopkins

Published Online: 4 JAN 2012 10:29AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470343524

Online ISBN: 9781118269435

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269435

About this Book

Practical ideas for teaching students the skills they need to really learn

This vital teachers' resource answers such questions as "Can intelligence be developed? Do teacher expectations shape student learning? How can I make learning 'stick' for my students?" Drawing from theory and research in learning, this book offers clear, practical guidance along with inspirational ideas to show how teachers can enable students to gain both the cognitive competence and confidence needed to succeed academically.

  • Offers techniques for students to develop their reading, writing, and math abilities
  • Provides suggestions for helping students build perseverance and diligent work habits
  • Helps cultivate students' reasoning skills for problem solving
  • Includes ideas for teachers to improve their students' verbal and written skills

The book applies to any and all learners, including special needs students, and is richly illustrated with stories, activities, and examples from across the curricula.

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