"Valuable for teachers and families. Peltz offers research-based strategies as he builds a partnership with students to challenge, inform, and encourage them."
—Lucy C. Martin, Learning Specialist, McDonogh School, Owingo Mills, MD
"All the issues and questions you have about work habits and study skills are here, along with student-friendly suggestions and ideas!"
—K. Michael Hibbard, Assistant Superintendent, Ridgefield Public Schools, CT
Partner with your students to realign their study skills and introduce new ones for success!
Addressing common defense mechanisms and rationalizations students use to avoid studying, Dear Teacher: Expert Advice for Effective Study Skills offers ready-to-use, practical responses based on proven research for middle and high school classrooms. Experienced teacher and study skills coach William H. Peltz demonstrates how to introduce and promote easy-to-understand studying techniques and specific strategies for note-taking, doing homework, and preparing for high-stakes tests and standardized assessments.
Cleverly written in a "Dear Abby" format, this resource enables teachers to become partners with their students to help them:
- Enhance their ability to concentrate and focus
- Organize their work
- Manage time
- Assume responsibility for their behavior
- Become more self-reliant
This light, engaging book assists students in finding the requisite skills to succeed in school and in real-world learning experiences.