ERIC Number: ED509105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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Getting to "Got It": Helping Struggling Students Learn How to Learn
Garner, Betty K.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Whenever students can't remember, don't comprehend, or won't follow through on your instructions, here's a guide that explores the root cause for these and other learning problems and shows you how to set students on the path to understanding and success. Learning expert Betty K. Garner explains the mental processes students need to gather, organize, and understand information, and describes how to infuse your lessons with new routines and teaching approaches that truly influence students to become better, more independent learners. Real-life portraits of struggling students illustrate typical learning problems and help you diagnose and resolve them in your own classroom. Learn the steps to take to fundamentally change how at-risk students approach schoolwork by: (1) Encouraging students to use their senses to focus, recognize, and compare new information; (2) Helping students develop and practice their memory skills while you're teaching the curriculum; (3) Using maps, timelines, and other spatial representations to help students visualize new content, understand relationships, and solve problems; (4) Integrating metaphorical thinking into your classroom to help students describe and analyze content; (5) Involving students in activities that help them recognize and understand changes and consistencies; and (6) Helping students build and hone their classification skills.
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Learning Strategies, At Risk Students, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Spatial Ability, Memory, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Classroom Techniques, Class Activities, Instructional Design, Educational Strategies, Instructional Improvement, Visual Aids, Low Achievement, Student Problems, Educational Diagnosis
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development