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ERIC Number: EJ823093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Learning Strategies as a Key to Student Success
Protheroe, Nancy; Clarke, Suzanne
Principal, v88 n2 p33-37 Nov-Dec 2008
In schools and classrooms across the country, educators are working to raise the achievement of all students to ever-higher levels. Yet, often missing in discussions about how to raise academic performance is the "way" in which individual students go about learning. One aspect of a student's approach to learning is his or her use of learning strategies. In this article, the authors provide tips on how to teach learning strategies by: (1) Introducing a strategy by modeling and describing it; (2) Selling a strategy by telling why it works; (3) Generalizing a strategy by telling where else it is useful; and (4) Helping students perfect a strategy by providing practice opportunities. Principals can help ensure that students receive the necessary instruction by educating teachers about the importance of learning strategies, especially for struggling students. (Contains 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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