Category Archives: Teaching Process-How to be a student

Really Big Resource – Solve a Teaching Problem

Solve a Teaching Problem by Carnegie Mellon University Here’s a valuable site from Carnegie Mellon University that provides practical strategies to address common teaching problems. It has you identify a teaching problem and possible causes and then provides you with … Continue reading

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About Visible Learning

In his book, Visible Learning (2009), John Hattie summarizes 15 years of research in to what works to improve learning outcomes in school. He collated the results of over 50,000 studies and, from that, produced a list of over 100 … Continue reading

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Metacognition and American Idol – really!

“Poor metacognition is a big part of incompetence. People who are incompetent typically do not realize how incompetent they are. People who aren’t funny at all think they are hilarious…A lot of reality shows like American Idol highlight people with … Continue reading

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Metacognitive Study Skills

If you’re looking for ways to actually apply metacognitive strategies to enhance learning outcomes, read this article. It’s a gold mine of information about how to recognize metacognitive errors and how to fix them. It discusses problems with learning as … Continue reading

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Metacognitive Learning Skills Factsheet

This fact sheet provides a brief discussion about metacognition, dividing metacognitive knowledge in to three categories: Person variables: What you know about your own strengths and weaknesses in learning and processing information. Task variables: What you know about the demands … Continue reading

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Learning how to Study

In 3250, one of our forum discussions was on learning how to learn, a component of which is learning how to be a student – how to read for comprehension, how to listen for comprehension, how to take effective notes, … Continue reading

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Thinking about thinking

This is an issue I deal with often in my fundamental math classroom. For example, a student may come in to the program not knowing how to divide using fractions. Once the student learns the skill, they might do really … Continue reading

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Instructional Strategy – Post-Test Analysis video

This short video offers a brief explanation of an Instructional Strategy called Post-Test Analysis, a strategy designed to help students understand the correlation between their effort and their performance, with the goal of improving test scores. Instructional Strategy: Post-Test Analysis … Continue reading

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IAS: Problem Recognition Tasks

When solving a math problem, the very first step is to recognize the problem type so you can apply the correct solution. This short video is an explanation of Problem Recognition Tasks, an informal assessment strategy you can use to … Continue reading

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