ERIC Number: ED467785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Inspiring Independent Learning: Successful Classroom Strategies. The Inspired Classroom Series.
Rafoth, Mary Ann
This book provides examples of embedded learning and study strategies, all of which represent success stories used by teachers and support teams in real classrooms. Seven chapters focus on: (1) "Overview: The Teacher's Role in Inspiring Independent Learning"; (2) "Primary Grades: Building a Strong Foundation" (e.g., simple memory strategies, following directions, and comprehension strategies); (3) "Intermediate Grades: Increasing the Role of Peers" (e.g., elaborative memory strategies, organizational skills, reading comprehension, and problem solving); (4) "Middle and High School: Developing Lifelong Habits" (e.g.; two approaches to independent learning, critical thinking and problem solving, and making the most of study skills classes); (5) "Assessing Metacognitive and Study Skills" (two interviews, working with individual students, and working with an entire class); (6) "Peer Tutoring and Independent Learning" (e.g., training tutors, encouraging tutors to be study skills coaches, and results of the program); and (7) "Assessing Independent Learning Skills" (student portfolios). Three appendixes present the metacognitive interview, the study skills interview, and a peer tutoring manual for the Share the Secret program. (Contains 25 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Independent Study, Memory, Metacognition, Peer Influence, Peer Teaching, Portfolio Assessment, Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension, Student Evaluation, Study Skills, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.