ERIC Number: ED462194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Make School Work for You. Teacher Implementation Guide [and] A Resource for Junior and Senior High Students Who Want To Be More Successful Learners.
Walker, Catherine; Antaya-Moore, Dana
This document comprises a teaching guide and a student guide. The teaching guide is designed to help junior and senior high school teachers in Alberta, Canada implement the study skills curriculum, "Make School Work for You," in the classroom. The guide includes suggestions for familiarizing students with the contents of the student resource, sample instructional activities for introducing study skills and strategies, and ideas for assessing students' learning. Section 1 of the teaching guide suggests ways to use the study resource, including teaching study skills in content areas, or using it as a core text for study skills courses. Sections 2 through 4 suggest introductory activities and contain the corresponding blackline masters for copying and answer keys. Section 5 presents sample instructional activities for each chapter of the student resource: (1) "Know Yourself"; (2) "Get Organized"; (3) "Make Every Class Count"; (4) "Use Tests To Show What You Know"; (5) "Present Your Learning"; (6) "Get Along with Others"; (7) "Get People on Your Side"; and (8) "Stay Motivated." Section 6 gives suggestions for assessing student understanding. Section 7 contains sample performance tasks for student assessment, including a personal inventory of learning styles, and essay planner for test preparation. Section 8 contains blackline masters from the activities section of the student resource. An evaluation form completes the teaching guide. The student guide includes several self-evaluation activities to assist students in identifying their own learning challenges and strengths, setting goals, organizing their study time, getting along with others, and staying motivated. Also highlighted are note-taking and test-taking skills as well as ways to present one's learning effectively. (Contains 19 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Notetaking, Outlining (Discourse), Parent Student Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Improvement, Student Motivation, Study Habits, Study Skills, Test Wiseness
Learning Resources Centre, 12360-142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4X9 Canada. (Teacher Guide: $4.05 Canadian + GST; Student Guide: $5.20 Canadian + GST). Tel: 780-427-5775; Fax: 780-422-9750; Web site: http://www.lrc.learning.gov.ab.ca.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Learning and Teaching Resources Branch.; Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada