“I used to think that if faculty teaching improved, student learning had to follow suit.”

McGuireNow, however, Saundra Yancy McGuire believes that even the best teachers will not see the kinds of learning gains that are possible “as long as students do not come to our classrooms prepared to learn efficiently and independently.” This book shows faculty members how to teach students how to learn by focusing on metacognition, mindset and motivation strategies. Because this book is packed with suggestions and excellent summaries of research, I agree with the reviewer who predicted that this book is one that  “will become dogeared with use.”  I’ve already started making changes in the courses I teach this fall.

Saundra Yancy McGuire with Stephanie McGuire, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation (Sterling, Virginia: Stylus, 2015), 10.

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