"We need to teach students how to learn, not just what to learn. This book is full of valuable information on how to accomplish this, including practical lesson ideas, examples, and vignettes. Any educator will benefit from reading this book and thinking about teaching in a new way."
—Ganna Maymind, First-Grade Teacher
Asher Holmes Elementary School, Morganville, NJ
A four-step process for helping students become independent, self-sufficient learners!
Effective teachers not only pass on information, they teach students how to learn. This innovative guidebook offers proven methods to strengthen instruction and help K–12 students acquire successful learning strategies using the SOAR approach: Selecting key lesson ideas; Organizing information using comparative charts and other representations; Associating ideas to create meaningful, memorable connections; and Regulating and reinforcing learning through practice.
Drawing from the latest research on the efficacy of these teaching methods, this resource presents:
- Detailed explanations for teaching each SOAR strategy
- Guidelines for fostering student motivation and behavior self-management
- Methods for embedding student learning techniques within content instruction to develop students' capacity to learn in any setting
With insightful examples and illustrations, Teaching How to Learn will be used again and again by teachers looking to transform themselves into A+ educators and their students into lifelong learners.